Case Studies & Application Stories 

Wind energy SCADA remote control system
September 29, 2014

Wind energy SCADA remote control system

Iberdrola Renewables in Oregon uses a SCADA system from PcVue in its National Control Center to monitor every turbine at every wind farm throughout the country. Iberdrola has 2,479 wind turbines, each with 300 to 350 data points, which equates to 700,000 to 850,000 I/O data points on more than 20 servers.

Advanced SCADA Ushers In Era Of Anytime, Anywhere Data Access
September 26, 2014

Advanced SCADA Ushers In Era Of Anytime, Anywhere Data Access

Pipeline and Gas Journal
By Fabio Terezinho, InduSoft
Not all manufacturers are ready to move to cloud-based SCADA, but most have benefited from the move to advanced SCADA solutions that have ushered in the era of access to data anytime from anywhere via a wide variety of platforms.

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Stereo vision system inspects reflective tableware
September 26, 2014

Stereo vision system inspects reflective tableware

Vision Systems Design
Helmee's stereoscopic inspection station includes cameras, an illumination system, a PC-based image processing unit, a mechanical frame with dust proof covers and an operator interface with monitor and HMI.

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Automotive sensor defects detected by vision
September 26, 2014

Automotive sensor defects detected by vision

Vision Systems Design
The Qualitas Technologies' manifold pressure sensor inspection system has been installed at the Bosch manufacturing facility for over one year. Since then, it has been inspecting approximately 5,000 manifold pressure sensors per day.

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Energy Efficiency Makeover Yields Utility Incentive Rewards
September 26, 2014

Energy Efficiency Makeover Yields Utility Incentive Rewards

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
GlaxoSmithKline generated more than $2 million in energy conservation incentives.via building system, lighting and HVAC control implementations and retrofits.

Wolffkran employs INSYS  for IP-based remote maintenance
September 25, 2014

Wolffkran employs INSYS for IP-based remote maintenance

The company introduced an IP-based remote maintenance system for their products that ensures a high degree of IT security by using encrypted VPN connections and cellular radio routers.

Keyence vision systems inspect parts at Leatherman Tools
September 24, 2014

Keyence vision systems inspect parts at Leatherman Tools

The Keyence systems replaced hard gauging that Leatherman used for many years to evaluate components for its tools, eliminating cabinets full of hard fixtures built for specific parts.

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September 24, 2014

Galil motion controller moves Instrument for Leaf Analysis

Galil's DMC-4020 is used to position perfectly aligned beams from white light confocal displacement sensors and to scan a leaf surface in a predefined pattern.

Omniflex replaces annunciator system for Shell
September 18, 2014

Omniflex replaces annunciator system for Shell

South African Instrumentation and Control
When Shell Lubricants in the UK needed to replace an aging process alarm system with SIL certified technology, it chose Omniflex to engineer a replacement solution based on the Omni16R annunciator system.

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Koeberg’s plant status system
September 18, 2014

Koeberg’s plant status system

South African Instrumentation and Control
Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station in South Africa uses a Wonderware System Platform, Historian and Information Manager to provide an overview as well as detailed visualisations of the plant status and KPIs (eg. nuclear core temperatures, cooling temperatures, generated power) to plant engineers as well as senior managers and executives.

Fike’s Video Fire Detection Protects UK’s Heritage
September 18, 2014

Fike’s Video Fire Detection Protects UK’s Heritage

Electrical Engineering
The SigniFire Video Fire Detection (VFD) system from Fike Safety Technology (FST) has been deployed in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) hangar. The camera-based SigniFire VFD visually detects the presence of fire or smoke at its source. Multiple cameras were installed, covering both the floor of the hangar and the roof space.

Emerson updates burner management system at Sasol
September 18, 2014

Emerson updates burner management system at Sasol

Emerson migrated an old burner management system on a distillation column furnace to Emerson’s DeltaV during the plant’s annual scheduled shutdown this 2014.

Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures
September 18, 2014

Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures

When the sun comes out on a rainy Wimbledon match day, the roof over Centre Court can be retracted, but only after the floodlights have cooled down sufficiently. Datapaq measured how long it takes.

Ultrasonic Technology Helps City of Charlotte Pursue Increased Energy from Renewable Biogas
September 16, 2014

Ultrasonic Technology Helps City of Charlotte Pursue Increased Energy from Renewable Biogas

By Steve Milford, Endress+Hauser
The City of Charlotte, NC, uses Endress+Hauser ultrasonic flowmeters to measure the flow and methane content of biogas from anaerobic digesters that treat sludge in the wastewater treatment facility. The biogas is used to generate electricity.

Micro-Epsilon measures wheel spining at 1,100mph
September 16, 2014

Micro-Epsilon measures wheel spining at 1,100mph

Micro-Epsilon supplied sensors for a high speed (up to 10,500rpm) wheel spin test, part of the BLOODHOUND SSC Project – the 1,000 mph land speed record attempt that is scheduled to take place in 2016.

Wiley provides food for thought with innovation success
September 12, 2014

Wiley provides food for thought with innovation success

What’s New in Process Technology
JBS Australia built a biogas and water treatment plant that led to not only an improved waste management system, but also an 89% reduction in the facility’s annual greenhouse gas emissions and a saving of more than $1 million a year on natural gas costs.

Complete OEM control solution for assembly machine
September 12, 2014

Complete OEM control solution for assembly machine

Control Engineering Europe
Premier Paper in Wisconsin uses Mitsubishi PLCs, Variable frequency drives (VFDs), servo controls, and an HMI along with a single control software package in its partition assembler for corrugated and fibre chipboard strips.

Multi-camera vision system inspects engine rings
September 11, 2014

Multi-camera vision system inspects engine rings

By Russ Butchart, Puffin Automation
Vision system for an unnamed manufacturer inspects defects as small as 0.008" on all four surfaces of an engine ring with a changeover time of less than 1 min.

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September 09, 2014

GE Software analyzes Cincinnati Sewers

Proficy will assist the city in bringing together information about their wastewater system from remote locations to provide a system-wide view of what’s really happening across its watersheds.

September 04, 2014

OSI manages outages at Powerco of New Zealand

OSI installed an Outage Management System (OMS) for Powerco of New Zealand, based on OSI's Spectra OMS software platform.

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