Case Studies & Application Stories 

CAS data acquisition system cleans up detergent  tests
January 23, 2015

CAS data acquisition system cleans up detergent tests

German detergent manufacturer Henkel replaced its old data recorders with 10 Delphin measurement data acquisition systems.

Procentec solves Profibus problems at Dutch water treatment plant
January 22, 2015

Procentec solves Profibus problems at Dutch water treatment plant

Using ProfiTrace 2 diagnostics found a corroded cable at the Rijnland waste water purification plant.

Drive systems show their sweet side
January 19, 2015

Drive systems show their sweet side

Process & Control Engineering
Zotter Schokoladen’s chocolate factory in Austria uses geared motors from Nord Drivesystems for conveying, mixing and pumping tasks.

FuelCell Energy uses  VFDs and PACs to improve grid connection
January 19, 2015

FuelCell Energy uses VFDs and PACs to improve grid connection

Rockwell Automation PowerFlex 700L drives and CompactLogix PACS convert DC power to AC power within the fuel cell and connect it to the grid.

Jonah Energy Implements FLOWCLOUD Hosting Solution
January 19, 2015

Jonah Energy Implements FLOWCLOUD Hosting Solution

Jonah Energy, a startup exploration and production company, is using Flow-Cal’s FLOWCLOUD hosting solution to obtain data in a cloud environment.



Manufacturer Future-Proofs with Flexible Control Platform and Safety Automation
January 17, 2015

Manufacturer Future-Proofs with Flexible Control Platform and Safety Automation

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NATT's automated plant uses material handling robots to ensure efficiency and maximize throughput. Theyr etrofitted the press control system with an Allen-Bradley GuardLogix programmable automation controller (PAC) for safety control.

 LB Foster builds Assembly line for Jaguar XF Sportbrake
January 13, 2015

LB Foster builds Assembly line for Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The tabbing and framing cell takes the Sportbrake body floor out of the assembly line to have the side body panels, roof and other components put in place, tabbed and then welded by robots.

Alkylation plant in Portugal upgrades safety system
January 13, 2015

Alkylation plant in Portugal upgrades safety system

A shutdown of Petrogal’s alkylation unit at Sines Refinery was the perfect opportunity for engineering and consulting company Optieng to install a new HIQuad safety system.

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Alpha Integration uses Weiss Indexer in parts assembly
January 09, 2015

Alpha Integration uses Weiss Indexer in parts assembly

Weiss provided a turnkey solution for Alpha‘s 6’ tall automotive parts assembly machine that allowed ease-of-loading for its 12 load stations

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Village Worker uses Barix Building Management Systems
January 08, 2015

Village Worker uses Barix Building Management Systems

Using Barix Barionet IP solutions, Village Worker builds end-to-end control and automation architectures that trigger actions based on data readings from a variety of connected devices.

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OpTek Systems uses confocal sensors on highly reflective and diffuse surfaces
January 08, 2015

OpTek Systems uses confocal sensors on highly reflective and diffuse surfaces

OpTek Systems has installed non-contact confocal chromatic sensors from Micro-Epsilon on a number of its laser processing machines to measure the surface finish and groove depth of difficult materials, ranging from highly reflective, mirrored surfaces to dark, diffuse surfaces.

ABB drives improve blast furnace control and efficiency
December 29, 2014

ABB drives improve blast furnace control and efficiency

Process and Control Today
A major refurbishment of a Blast furnace in South Wales has given Tata Steel better control and improved efficiency following the installation of ABB variable-speed drives (VSDs), an ABB AC800 PLC, and a Profibus DP link.

Wind farm turning big data into smart data
December 29, 2014

Wind farm turning big data into smart data

What’s New in Process Technology
A SCADA system and more than 800 sensors strategically positioned on the wind turbines at Australia’s newest wind farm will play a key role in ongoing research to optimise performance and minimise the need for potentially costly maintenance.

Thermal Imaging Assists USDA Water Management Program
December 29, 2014

Thermal Imaging Assists USDA Water Management Program

Process and Control Today
The USDA uses a FLIR A655sc high resolution camera to detect crop water stress by looking for the difference between water-stressed plants and plants with sufficient water supply.

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PLC adds value to modernised rice filling machine
December 29, 2014

PLC adds value to modernised rice filling machine

Control Engineering Europe
When it needed to modernise an outdated rice-filling machine, Impasa Automation chose the Samba SM35-J-T20, from Unitronics. The drum sequencer command and the high-speed encoder inputs of the PLC were key ingredients that helped make automating this machine easy and effective.

Plant engineering software helps improve interoperability in power system engineering
December 29, 2014

Plant engineering software helps improve interoperability in power system engineering

Control Engineering Europe
Cosmos Plant engineering software from Siemens is helping ENERGOPROJEKT Katowice SA (EPK), a power system engineering specialist, to optimise engineering workflows and offer shorter times to market.

Flow-Cal supplies sofware to Lyondell Chemical for Equistar Pipeline
December 18, 2014

Flow-Cal supplies sofware to Lyondell Chemical for Equistar Pipeline

FLOWCAL Enterprise Liquids software automates Lyondell Chemical 's measurement data collection by replacing their manual spreadsheets and manage all data electronically through one centralized system.

Wagner-Meinert uses EPLAN to design food industry systems
December 18, 2014

Wagner-Meinert uses EPLAN to design food industry systems

Wagner-Meinert specializes in the design and construction of ammonia refrigeration systems, HVAC, as well as steam and compressed air systems.

Robot software provides Flexible Aerospace Manufacturing
December 18, 2014

Robot software provides Flexible Aerospace Manufacturing

Sogerma Composites Aquitaine uses Robotmaster software to program a rail-mounted 6-axis robot. Applications include tooling thermal protection parts made of glass fiber for the Airbus A330 airliner and honeycomb for the Airbus Super-Puma MK II helicopter.

December 17, 2014

B-Scada Software Manages Luxury Hotel in Algeria

Mas Ingenieros selected Status Enterprise as a facility management solution for a 5-star luxury hotel in Algeria.

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