Case Studies & Application Stories 

Aveva software helps Russian metallurgy design company handle bigger projects
April 23, 2015

Aveva software helps Russian metallurgy design company handle bigger projects

Mosgipromez, a design institute in the Russian iron & steel industry, has implemented AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) and AVEVA Bocad software.

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Safety technology for high-temperature upcycling plant
April 23, 2015

Safety technology for high-temperature upcycling plant

Since January 2015, Dyneon has operated the world’s first plant for sustainable upcycling of residual perfluorinated polymer materials. A HIMatrix safety controller is the heart of the plant’s ESD system for safeguarding the depolymerization reactor.

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Process Automation, Process Safety
Perle Ethernet extenders work in Canadian Explosives Laboratory
April 21, 2015

Perle Ethernet extenders work in Canadian Explosives Laboratory

Perle eX-S1110 Gigabit Ethernet Extenders provide 330m safety perimeter during explosive field test.

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Dirty Water Flow Meter Improves Reliability of Glass Bottle Making Plant
April 14, 2015

Dirty Water Flow Meter Improves Reliability of Glass Bottle Making Plant

Process and Control Today
Graphoidal Developments makes lubrication and coating systems for the glass container and tableware industries. Older glass bottle making plants often had steel piping which rusted. Titan developed an ultrasonic flowmeter that would fit into older systems and solve the rusty water problem.

Bürkert helps to improve efficiency at UK car engine plant
April 14, 2015

Bürkert helps to improve efficiency at UK car engine plant

Process and Control Today
A system integrator working for Nissan in Sunderland identified a control process within the engine casting plant that was in need of improvement. By installing an electronic control solution to replace the manually adjusted flow control valves, a significant improvement was made to efficiency and reliability of the process

Wastewater plant meeting compliance and productivity requirements
April 14, 2015

Wastewater plant meeting compliance and productivity requirements

What’s New in Process Technology
Hamilton City Council implemented an upgrade with FactoryTalk software to the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at the wastewater treatment plant to improve productivity and meet health regulations.

B-Scada monitors multiple Algae Lab Systems
April 14, 2015

B-Scada monitors multiple Algae Lab Systems

B-Scada software aggregates data from several hundred AlgaeConnect systems, each with several photobioreactors/ponds in a single system.

Aveva software designs chemical plant in Brazil
April 14, 2015

Aveva software designs chemical plant in Brazil

The plant has 1400 piping lines, 1700 manual valves, 300 motors and 1350 field instruments.

 Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer
April 09, 2015

Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer

Siemens Sinumerik CNCs, Simotics motors and Sinamics drives were installed at each lathe, with Simatic PLC and HMI as the master of the entire line.

Egemin supplies transport system with AGVs to Continental
April 09, 2015

Egemin supplies transport system with AGVs to Continental

Egemin automated the transport between the automated warehouse and the production zone at this manufacturer of electronic braking systems.

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Factory Automation, Material Handling
April 08, 2015

Emerson automates supercritical power-generating unit in India

Located in Krishnapatnam, the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station is a $2 billion investment by APGENCO that will provide new, low-emissions generation capacity.

Collaboration Accelerates the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
March 27, 2015

Collaboration Accelerates the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

By Intel
How Beckhoff and Intel supply the standardized and open technologies required for engineers to implement intelligent production facilities and smart factories in accordance with IoT and Industry 4.0.

March 27, 2015

ST50 Flow Meter Improves Air Compressor System Efficiency

The installation of ST50 Flow Meters in large facilities with multiple air compressors allows the operators to compare compressor usage and adjust them for optimum efficiencies.

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A.G.T. measures metal thickness with lasers instead of radiation
March 27, 2015

A.G.T. measures metal thickness with lasers instead of radiation

AGT uses Keyence LK-G Series laser sensors to provide continuous, high speed, accurate and reliable thickness measurements.

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Technology in the Motor Racing Industry
March 26, 2015

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Technology in the Motor Racing Industry

Using sensors made from low-cost optical fiber, with almost no limit to the number of sensor designs available results in a cost-effective and versatile testing platform.

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Glaston cuts glass scratches with improved speed control
March 24, 2015

Glaston cuts glass scratches with improved speed control

Tiny scratches can occur as a result of glass being tempered without precise speed control on the oven’s drives. Glaston fixed it with Unidrive M controllers.

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Smart Instruments Provide Condition-Based Maintenance
March 21, 2015

Smart Instruments Provide Condition-Based Maintenance

Automation World
Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, leverages real-time data via Field Device Tool (FDT) technology to transition away from time-based maintenance.

Wireless and the Connected Factory
March 21, 2015

Wireless and the Connected Factory

Automation World
By David Greenfield
Hyundai’s Mobis Alabama plant, went live with a JMA Wireless single operator, multi-band wireless system. The plant’s wireless system comprises a JMA 700/850/2100 MHz optical DAS network, using four tri-band remote units, active point of interface with BTS/node-B/eNB, and a supervisory module for remote monitoring.

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External Articles, Wireless Networks
Mass flow measurement at BYK-Chemie
March 21, 2015

Mass flow measurement at BYK-Chemie

South African Instrument & Control
An installation at BYK-Chemie in Wesel demonstrates how a mass flowmeter’s design impacts the accuracy of the measurement for products with different viscosities.

Refinery Revamps 1947 Vintage Pumps
March 21, 2015

Refinery Revamps 1947 Vintage Pumps

Pumps & Systems
The BP Whiting refinery had 1947 vintage Ingersoll-Rand, 3BEV, two-stage horizontally split pumps. They used reverse engineering to solve multiple challenges with one custom pump.

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