Digi-Key launches video series on automation, smart homes

Digi-Key Electronics

Friday, 22 April, 2022

Digi-Key launches video series on automation, smart homes

Digi-Key Electronics has launched ‘Revolutionizing Automation’, a new video series that explores cutting-edge automation and control technologies, as well as Season 2 of its ‘City Digital’ video series on smart cities.

Sponsored by Omron and Siemens, Revolutionizing Automation highlights how Digi-Key processes over 5.3 million orders annually with an efficient and effective supply chain enabled by the world’s leading suppliers that are revolutionising automation and control solutions including sensors, motors and controllers, robotics, connectors, power, RFID and more.

“Automation and control components are not only something that Digi-Key offers in its extensive product portfolio, but also something that we use every day to ensure that orders are fulfilled quickly, safely and effectively,” said Eric Wendt, Director of Automation at Digi-Key. “Automation and control is a quickly growing market that is essential to ensuring global supply chains continue to run smoothly throughout ups and downs, so we are excited to share more about Digi-Key’s use of this technology in this video series.”

The first video in the series, ‘Totally Integrated Automation’, showcases conversations with leaders at Siemens about the building blocks of Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) that are now available to Digi-Key customers. The next episode, ‘Robotics & Machinery’, offers a look at how Digi-Key is utilising new robotics technologies from Omron, and others, to automate tasks throughout the Digi-Key warehouse.

The third episode, titled ‘Inventory Management & Sorting’ and launching in late April, focuses on the Siemens products that are empowering the management of Digi-Key’s new facility, a hub of automation solutions that manage one of the largest electronics catalogues in the industry. The final episode, titled ‘Efficiency & Worker Safety’ and launching in May, highlights the many ways Omron’s automation solutions streamline routine tasks to keep workers safe.

Season 2 of City Digital, meanwhile, has been sponsored by u-blox, Littelfuse and Taoglas. The three-part series dives deeper into smart cities, exploring the ways technology is transforming the modern home and finding its way into all aspects of daily life.

“We’re thrilled to continue this video series and explore how smart home technologies are transforming the way we live and work,” said Robbie Paul, Director of IoT Business Development for Digi-Key. “This series highlights the innovative technology Digi-Key suppliers and customers are using to build homes, improve our daily lives and address the global need for housing, all while keeping sustainability in mind.”

The first video in the series, ‘Welcome to Your Smart Home’, steps inside the modern smart home to discover how technology exists throughout every room. The second video, ‘Beyond the Walls’, showcases the latest innovations around energy storage and management for electric vehicles and the modern home. The third video, ‘Technology at the Foundation’, looks at the future of home construction, and how technology becomes a consideration during the planning stages before the home is built.

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