Ireland's Electrical Magazine Issue82



A s the rise of Smart Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to automate many of the aspects of modern life, a major issue for manufacturers and the wider industry has been the merging of Operational Technologies (OT) and Information Technologies (IT) to leverage the potential of ‘Industry 4.0’. AP Haslam have now addressed this issue with the announcement of a partnership with world leaders in Industrial IoT solutions, Weidmüller, to provide Industrial Automation components as

well as advice to their customers. Keith Haslam, AP Haslam General Manager, commented, “We are

Automation advice: • When undertaking a new automation project, or expanding an existing installation, it is essential to consider the ease of integration (in both space and time). • Does the functionality of the hardware meet the immediate requirements of the project in hand? • Does it allow for ease of expansion at the right cost? • Is the technology ‘future proofed’ using the emerging standards of today, and not tied to legacy platforms? • Make sure that coding partners are essential members of your team.

Smart Design The Weidmüller range of automation products are renowned for their clever space-saving design features and compact size, with the company’s engineers reducing the amount of plastic and metals needed in the manufacture of components so as to be mindful of customer design choices down the line. Smarter, greener future In the global pursuit of a greener future, machine and building designers must now consider the carbon footprint of their projects. AP Haslam has reacted to this trend, expanding its product range and services to meet market demands, whether that is through smart lighting, power management or HVAC control in data centres. The partnership with Weidmüller means AP Haslam customers will benefit from expert advice and a wide range of components to help build a greener, smarter future. For more information or advice on Industrial Automation Components, contact Seán Lynam via the contact details below.

delighted to announce our expansion into providing Weidmüller’s Industrial Automation components and advice to our customers. “Industrial Automation is a growing trend across almost every industry because of the significant benefits customers are seeing in terms of productivity, cost- effectiveness and the opportunities for companies to reduce their carbon footprint. “AP Haslam has embraced the benefits Industry 4.0 can offer and by leveraging the wealth of expertise and experience available from our partners at Weidmüller, we are looking forward to expanding our reach in this area.”


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