Case Studies & Application Stories 

Patti Engineering controls Hill Country Bakery
February 27, 2015

Patti Engineering controls Hill Country Bakery

Patti provided engineering, design and implementation of an automated temperature monitoring system.

Xothermic diagnoses failure at glass manufacturing plant
February 24, 2015

Xothermic diagnoses failure at glass manufacturing plant

Xothermic used B-Scada’s Status Enterprise software to identify a failed thermocouple in a furnace at the unidentified glass plant.

February 23, 2015

Renewable energy research facility power monitor

InTech
By Jennifer Palumbo, Optimation Technology
NREL researchers needed a system for monitoring power usage and controlling safety systems for each experiment or laboratory on a facility-wide scale. The solution monitors electrical conditioning components between the ESIF’s power sources (120 V, 240 V, 480 V, 600 VAC, and 1,000 VDC on 250 A and 1,600 A buses) and the laboratory power connections.

Pharmaceutical Plant Simplifies Reactor Monitoring
February 22, 2015

Pharmaceutical Plant Simplifies Reactor Monitoring

Chem Processing
By Rebecca Dettloff, SensoTech, and Holger Müller, SchuF Chemieventile Vertrieb
When an unnamed pharmaceutical manufacturer wanted to add a sensor to some reactors at a plant in Ireland, it opted for an innovative, cost-effective solution — a bottom outlet valve that incorporates a sensor that quickly and accurately monitors concentrations, phase separations and chemical changes in process liquids.

Vision system inspects automotive sub-assemblies
February 22, 2015

Vision system inspects automotive sub-assemblies

Vision System Design
An unknown supplier to a mysterious car manufacturer uses a multi-camera vision system to inspect fully assembled front and rear suspension corner modules.

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Pneumatic automation solution for water pumping station
February 20, 2015

Pneumatic automation solution for water pumping station

Control Engineering Europe
Guernsey Water has made the decision to use a pneumatic automation solution for the control of a remote pumping station. The entire system is run by Festo’s CPX remotely operated control system.

Eliminating downtime caused by lightning strikes
February 20, 2015

Eliminating downtime caused by lightning strikes

Control Engineering Europe
Tüpras Kirikkale petroleum refinery suffered a series of electrical trips, caused by lighting strikes in the area. Yokogawa Italy identified the root cause of the plant shutdowns and suggested improvements to field instrument grounding in the plant, through the use of dedicated wiring instead of mechanical connection to piping.

February 18, 2015

Patti Engineering installs SCADA system for Siemens

The SCADA system was installed for a water and wastewater infrastructure automation project at the city of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX.

February 18, 2015

Faceware Technologies software protected by CodeMeter

Since implementing CodeMeter protection, Faceware Technologies has not detected any counterfeit copies of the current software release on the open market, thus protecting and maximizing their license revenues.

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Curtis uses confocal chromatic sensor to check assembly alignment
February 16, 2015

Curtis uses confocal chromatic sensor to check assembly alignment

Curtis Assemble & Test installed a non-contact confocal chromatic sensor from Micro-Epsilon on an automated assembly and test machine that checks the alignment of a precision disc pin assembly, part of an automotive fuel injector valve.

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Rotork electric valve control contributes to Coca-Cola Enterprises’ environmental improvements
February 10, 2015

Rotork electric valve control contributes to Coca-Cola Enterprises’ environmental improvements

Rotork CVA electric control valve actuation technology is helping Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) to increase efficiency and reduce energy costs at its Wakefield production plant.

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MAC Solutions provides packaging company with remote access support
February 10, 2015

MAC Solutions provides packaging company with remote access support

Proseal UK is now able to securely access, diagnose and quickly resolve issues on its tray sealing machines located anywhere in the world, via secure Broadband connections.

February 09, 2015

Egemin supplies automated warehouse system to Kim's Chocolates

Egemin's system includes three automated warehouses and three automated guided vehicles that transport goods between warehouses and production.

Eaton Helps Advetec Keep Waste Digestion Under Control
February 08, 2015

Eaton Helps Advetec Keep Waste Digestion Under Control

Process & Control Today
Advetec Advanced Environmental Technologies, a manufacturer of bio-thermic waste disposal technology, uses Eaton’s SmartWire-DT lean panel wiring system and XV-152 touch-screen operator interface panel.

Thermal imaging cameras help prevent fires in waste plants
February 08, 2015

Thermal imaging cameras help prevent fires in waste plants

What’s New in Process Technology
The Waste Bunker Monitor system from Workswell at the ZEVO Malešice waste treatment plant combines non-contact measurement technology from FLIR Systems with software which presents plant operators with the critical areas that have an increased risk of fire.

Machine setup time and footprint both reduced with PC-based control
January 26, 2015

Machine setup time and footprint both reduced with PC-based control

Packaging World
PC-based control and EtherCAT Industrial Ethernet technology bring faster machine setup, a smaller controls cabinet, and other benefits to MMC Packaging.

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.