Latest edition of e-TechJournal now available for free download

The third issue, entitled ‘Industrial automation - all the power & control’, considers how industrial technologies are changing the way manufacturers design and build their products.


The latest edition of the popular online magazine e-TechJournal is now available to download from element14, offering readers an insight into the latest industrial technologies.

Understanding, developing, and implementing integrated strategies that leverage Industry 4.0 technologies has become a priority for many organisations and in this latest edition the free-to-download magazine deep-dives into:

  • Leveraging the Internet of Things to set up a smart factory
  • Fast and high precision motor control for high performance
  • IO-Link®, a pivotal technology for smart industrial automation
  • Automate away complexity & repetitiveness with robotic process automation
  • Automation power modules: typical failure modes and how to solve them

Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Technical Marketing at element14, and Editor of the e-TechJournal, said: “The traditional manufacturing industry is undergoing a digital transformation that is being accelerated by exponentially growing technologies all over the world. As a result, understanding, developing and implementing integrated strategies that leverage Industry 4.0 technologies is already a priority for many organisations in this rapidly changing world.

“The electronics industry is already responding with smaller and smarter sensors, more reliable connectors, more adaptable enclosure systems and faster and more convenient wired and wireless communications technologies, and we are sure that our readers will enjoy learning more about.”

Edition 3 is now available as a free download from element14. Readers can look forward to the fourth issue due in December focussing on Smart Sensors, covering the most recent sensor technologies as well as how sensors are shaping the future of IoT and industrial automation.


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Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.

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