Case Studies & Application Stories 

ABB's Dodge CST drive system improves conveyor reliability at Norwegian mine
August 19, 2016

ABB's Dodge CST drive system improves conveyor reliability at Norwegian mine

ABB’s Dodge controlled start transmission (CST) drive system is helping prevent repeated breakdowns of a 700 meter (m) conveyor at a Norwegian mine, saving up to NOK 1 million ($120,000/107,000€) in lost production each time.

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Control Techniques magnet motor reduces energy usage for dairy producer
August 19, 2016

Control Techniques magnet motor reduces energy usage for dairy producer

The solution, which also features a Leroy-Somer Powerdrive high-power modular drive, is being used in an industrial refrigeration system that cools milk after pasteurisation or sterilisation.

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Cognex and Carter Controls provide automatic ID readers for vitamin retailer warehouse
August 18, 2016

Cognex and Carter Controls provide automatic ID readers for vitamin retailer warehouse

The challenge for the integrator that designed and installed the automation system was to find an ID reader that could deliver near 100% read rates, handle line speeds of 30 packages per minute. They chose the Cognex DataMan 300 image-based ID reader

Renishaw joins Airbus efforts to automate aircraft wing manufacturing
August 18, 2016

Renishaw joins Airbus efforts to automate aircraft wing manufacturing

The £17.7 million project, being led by Airbus in the UK, is to develop an innovative way of designing and manufacturing aircraft wings, which will encourage a “right first time approach” and reduce development time.

Prediktor's Apis software used by Statoil as OPC UA gateway
August 17, 2016

Prediktor's Apis software used by Statoil as OPC UA gateway

The overall objective of the delivery is to provide a standardized and unified way of accessing operational data from different assets via enterprise systems - not only standardized on protocol, but also standardized on data semantics.

Menzel delivers two motors for Bolivian cement mill
August 17, 2016

Menzel delivers two motors for Bolivian cement mill

The mill, which manufactures high-strength cement with 5000 Blaine, is not only the country's first vertical roller mill for cement grinding. At 4000 meters above sea level it is also the highest installed elevation of an OK mill in the entire Americas.

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Integrating Multiple Systems into a Single Monitoring and Control Solution
August 12, 2016

Integrating Multiple Systems into a Single Monitoring and Control Solution

Avid Solutions combines more than 10 disparate systems into a single, controlled process control system.

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DFI Provides a solution for smart gaming
August 04, 2016

DFI Provides a solution for smart gaming

The gaming industry is slowly becoming one of the world’s most profitable industries. Statistics has shown that this worldwide market has grown significantly. To follow this trend, DFI is continuously supporting our partners to build smart gaming.

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ABB delivers automation systems to Maine tissue mill
August 04, 2016

ABB delivers automation systems to Maine tissue mill

ABB’s delivery for both machines at the new mill includes quality control systems, tissue machine drive systems, 800xA control systems, collaborative production management, as well as motors, drives, and electrification equipment and infrastructure, and a resident service contract.

Egemin Automation delivers E'tow floor conveyer system to Swiss logistics hub
August 04, 2016

Egemin Automation delivers E'tow floor conveyer system to Swiss logistics hub

Egemin Automation has been awarded the job of delivering conveyor technology for Schöni's logistics area. E’tow provides throughput and warehouse process flows, will ensure that Schöni can handle its increasing volumes.

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Honeywell to provide automation, safety systems to Canadian natural gas plant
August 03, 2016

Honeywell to provide automation, safety systems to Canadian natural gas plant

Located on the eastern shore of Canada in Nova Scotia, Pieridae Energy’s Goldboro LNG project will include a natural gas liquefaction terminal and facilities for LNG storage and marine export. The facility will be able to process 10 million metric tons of LNG a year and have a storage capacity of 690,000 cubic meters. Startup is expected in 2021.

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Rotork's IQ3 actuators enable creation of seven-way control valve
August 02, 2016

Rotork's IQ3 actuators enable creation of seven-way control valve

The valve, manufactured in Japan by the Aska Corporation, operates under high pressure to control and regulate the flow of chemicals such as polymers, reducing the load on instrumentation in the downstream manufacturing processes.

Honeywell's Experion Orion Console boosting plant efficiency
July 28, 2016

Honeywell's Experion Orion Console boosting plant efficiency

More than 130 Experion Orion Consoles have been sold globally. One of the earliest implementations of Experion Orion Console was at ICL Brasil’s Cajati chemical plant, near Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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FIPA builds End-of-Arm-Tooling to enhance FANUC robotics
July 27, 2016

FIPA builds End-of-Arm-Tooling to enhance FANUC robotics

Built in FIPA’s American facilities, and installed in the testing and demonstration laboratory at FANUC headquarters in Rochester Hills, Michigan, this custom EOAT solution features four flat vacuum cups especially designed for heavy-duty ejector for process reliability.

Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company
July 27, 2016

Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company

Freudenberg needed to replace an AC drive within their nonwoven production facility in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The need for a small footprint drove them to the Unidrive SP AC drive from Emerson.

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Heaven Hill Brands selects Westfalia Technologies to automate Bardstown facility
July 25, 2016

Heaven Hill Brands selects Westfalia Technologies to automate Bardstown facility

Using Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) integrated with a layer pick system, Heaven Hill will optimize the storage and processing of full pallet and layer-picked orders of liquor products.

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Surlean Foods chooses noax' industrial hardware for weighing and packaging in custom-food manufacturing
July 22, 2016

Surlean Foods chooses noax' industrial hardware for weighing and packaging in custom-food manufacturing

To meet customers’ complex custom-batch processing requirements, Surlean Foods chose noax industrial touchscreen computers to support their business operations.

Levarys chooses Qorvo's ZigBee chips to facilitate smart home automation
July 21, 2016

Levarys chooses Qorvo's ZigBee chips to facilitate smart home automation

Levarys’ Luna Smart Home System consists of thermostats, smart radiator valves; temperature, door and window sensors, and smart plugs that are wirelessly connected to the gateway.

Emerson helps launch waste-to-energy plant in Poland
July 20, 2016

Emerson helps launch waste-to-energy plant in Poland

Emerson automation experts provided control system design, engineering and commissioning services that were critical to the successful and on-schedule completion of the project.

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HIMA delivers burner management systems to INPEX' Australian facilities
July 20, 2016

HIMA delivers burner management systems to INPEX' Australian facilities

HIMA is providing BMS design, engineering and integration from the office in Houston, Texas, while commissioning and additional services will be delivered by local HIMA professionals in Australia.