Case Studies & Application Stories 

November 17, 2014

Asiatic Agricultural Industries Converts to EX

Mettler Toledo helped Asiatic Agricultural Industries to convert its mix of EX and non-EX equipment in its plants to all EX equipment.

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Mettler Toledo provides Hygienic Scales to Chinese food plant
November 17, 2014

Mettler Toledo provides Hygienic Scales to Chinese food plant

WH Group, China’s market leader for meat and pork products, invested in hygienically designed bench scales to stay ahead of competition and to further enhance food safety in its production facilities.

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Rotork actuators control Gas blending process
November 13, 2014

Rotork actuators control Gas blending process

A CVL-5000 electric control valve actuator replaced an existing actuator on a blending flow control valve in a trial at the Fluxys booster station in Belgium.

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Parts Supplier Shortens Order-Preparation Time with New Counting Solution
November 12, 2014

Parts Supplier Shortens Order-Preparation Time with New Counting Solution

Ravnihar produces components for the production of electromechanical meters. Its operations include 18 computer-controlled injection-molding machines and a station equipped with Mettler Toledo scales to count parts and ensure quality.

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Formulation and Mixing with Flexibility and Precision
November 12, 2014

Formulation and Mixing with Flexibility and Precision

Matcon’s equipment allows its customers to formulate, blend and pack dry ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry. Matcon uses scales from Mettler Toledo for precise hygienic batching.

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HIMA modernizes safety systems at  Heide Refinery
November 06, 2014

HIMA modernizes safety systems at Heide Refinery

Heide Refinery used two weeks of planned downtime at its pyrolysis plant to migrate to new safety systems.

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Integration Objects software monitors oil facility in Saudi Arabia
November 06, 2014

Integration Objects software monitors oil facility in Saudi Arabia

KnowledgeNet collects plant data from an OSIsoft PI historian and then uses computing, rules, fault propagation and workflow engines to reason over the data to identify the cause of performance gaps at Saudi Aramco Abqaiq Plants.

November 03, 2014

Metso measures CO2 at power plant in Finland

The online solution replaces traditional CO2 reporting based on fuel data at the Martinlaakso 1 power plant run by Vantaan Energia in Vantaa, Finland.

Copenhagen cooks its valve actuators
October 31, 2014

Copenhagen cooks its valve actuators

The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company (CTR) installed Rotork IQ3 valve actuators to replace actuators that suffered permanent damage from the effects of hot water.

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Vision System Automates Mining Bridge Conveyor
October 30, 2014

Vision System Automates Mining Bridge Conveyor

HINZ developed a machine vision system that automatically measures the amount and distribution of potash on a mining conveyor as it is loaded by the bridge conveyor. This information is used by the mine control system to automatically move the bridge conveyor to correct any imbalance.

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October 30, 2014

Ford switches from sensors to vision for body panel inspection

Traditionally, body panels are inspected by using a robot to present the part to an array of proximity switches. Ford improved on this method by using machine vision. The camera connects to either the robot or the PLC using the Ethernet/IP protocol.

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Vision System helps Exide read battery labels
October 30, 2014

Vision System helps Exide read battery labels

Exide had difficulties in reading 2D data matrix codes burned into plastic with a laser burner. The problem was solved by switching to image-based Cognex DataMan 200 readers with 2D decoding software and an EtherNet/IP interface to the PLC.

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Farsens’s RFID sensor tags monitor data center conditions
October 30, 2014

Farsens’s RFID sensor tags monitor data center conditions

RFID sensor tags do not require batteries to monitor temperature, pressure and humidity of equipment remotely.

October 30, 2014

Kollmorgen motors shrunk in Kuka robots

Kuka and Kollmorgen were able to reduce the installation volume of the motors compared to standard models, implement robot-specific applications and optimise the entire supply chain.

Rockwell Automation drives Underground Mining operations
October 30, 2014

Rockwell Automation drives Underground Mining operations

Four PowerFlex 755 Variable Frequency Drives operate motors that run the hydraulic emulsion pumps responsible for advancing roof supports at an unnamed mining company in Illinois.

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October 28, 2014

ITTIA puts embedded database in robots

Wasserbauer installed ITTIA DB SQL data base into its Butler robots.

October 27, 2014

Kepware connects 17 plants of Cascades Tissue Group

Using Kepware’s KEPServerEX, Cascades now supports communications across all of its seventeen plants, seventeen paper machines, and nearly ninety converting lines with just one piece of software.

Barcelona Airport Takes Off with Integrated Command and Control System
October 27, 2014

Barcelona Airport Takes Off with Integrated Command and Control System

Wonderware software integrated all their existing disparate systems, achieved reliable and cost-efficient control, enabled safe operations and created scalability for future growth.

Rockwell Automation controls Ridgeline Pipe Manufacturing
October 27, 2014

Rockwell Automation controls Ridgeline Pipe Manufacturing

Ridgeline Pipe manufactures about 125 different PVC pipe products that vary in length, diameter, color, markings and other requirements. Allen-Bradley ControlLogix L61 programmable automation controller (PAC) manages all control and motion functions for each piece of equipment in the PVC manufacturing process.

Vision helps robot pack cereal packets
October 26, 2014

Vision helps robot pack cereal packets

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To correctly place packages of cereal in buckets prior to packaging, AFA Systems installed a vision-based system at an unnamed cereal plant that uses a smart camera coupled with a robotic pick and place system.