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 Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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