Case Studies & Application Stories 

Oztek replaces Excel with Omnify PLM
February 12, 2016

Oztek replaces Excel with Omnify PLM

Prior to adopting Omnify Software, Oztek utilized a manual, paper-based Engineering Change Order (ECO) system to track parts.

Precision Products shotguns its scrapped parts problem
February 10, 2016

Precision Products shotguns its scrapped parts problem

Precision Products, a manufacturer of shotgun parts, wrote an Okuma machine tool app that streamlines its cutting operations, while reducing operator error and scrapped parts.

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Mettler-Toledo weighs Asian crop food
February 08, 2016

Mettler-Toledo weighs Asian crop food

Asiatic Agricultural Industries updated its old scales to EX equipment.

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Hint automates metering and allocation software for offshore oil and gas
February 04, 2016

Hint automates metering and allocation software for offshore oil and gas

Hint automated a metering and allocation system for ENGIE that collects all data for the allocation of proceeds from oil and gas sales.

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Westermo data networks serve twin Spanish solar power plants
February 02, 2016

Westermo data networks serve twin Spanish solar power plants

Ethernet-based networks have been installed to support the control of 225,000 mirrors at the twin La Florida and La Dehesa concentrating solar power plants.

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ABB checks tea bags at Burrows Paper
January 29, 2016

ABB checks tea bags at Burrows Paper

An ABB QCS controls PM12, the paper machine that produces EcoInfuse filtration paper for tea bags.

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ITAMCO connects its forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things
January 26, 2016

ITAMCO connects its forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things

Each forklift is linked to ITAMCO’s ERP system through its GPS and an application on a smart tablet mounted in the forklift.

Egemin automates production site of Total Oil Asia Pacific
January 22, 2016

Egemin automates production site of Total Oil Asia Pacific

The lubricant oil-blending plant of Total Oil Asia Pacific in Singapore uses Egemin AGVs to transfer pallets from the four filling lines in the production area to the distribution zone.

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Mission-critical Infrastructure Monitoring
January 22, 2016

Mission-critical Infrastructure Monitoring

Tibbo engineers successfully deployed a communication channel and emergency notification monitoring system for the EMERCOM of Russia.

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Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection
January 21, 2016

Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection

A Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric actuator will improve flood protection in a vulnerable area of a coastal town in west Wales.

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Micro-Epsilon laser sensor waxes accurately at Blayson Olefines
January 19, 2016

Micro-Epsilon laser sensor waxes accurately at Blayson Olefines

Blayson Olefines uses the laser sensor to measure the distortion and contraction of wax materials used in investment casting.

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Robots automate wheelbarrow manufacturing
January 18, 2016

Robots automate wheelbarrow manufacturing

Unison robots help Walsall Wheelbarrow increase production capacity from 1800 to 3500 ‘barrow in a box’ wheelbarrows per day.

FIPA picks up thin magnetic coded disks in an automated testing system
January 12, 2016

FIPA picks up thin magnetic coded disks in an automated testing system

FIPA vacuum system helps automate inspection systems at STVision.

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FLIR cameras reveal thermal characteristics of microelectronic devices
January 05, 2016

FLIR cameras reveal thermal characteristics of microelectronic devices

Researchers at the Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory are carrying out experiments to measure key thermal characteristics of 3D ICs and are developing analytical models to understand thermal transport in a 3D IC.

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Scalable control system is at the heart of water-treatment process skid
December 24, 2015

Scalable control system is at the heart of water-treatment process skid

Control Design
By Gregory Möller, University of Idaho-Washington State University
The University of Idaho’s research water-treatment-process trailer includes PLC, HMI, power-distribution components, motor starters, stepper drives and local I/O.

California Olive Ranch Chooses Stainless Steel for Harsh Production
December 24, 2015

California Olive Ranch Chooses Stainless Steel for Harsh Production

Pumps & Systems
A combination of caustic cleaning fluid, high temperature and high head was causing the plant's original cast-iron pumps to fail.

Industrial wireless for mobile video monitoring, leak alarm
December 18, 2015

Industrial wireless for mobile video monitoring, leak alarm

Control Engineering
Industrial wireless takes on high-bandwidth mobile video monitoring at the Samref refinery complex in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, and mission-critical safety leak detection at an unnamedLNG facility.

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DCS enter new territory, do more and better
December 18, 2015

DCS enter new territory, do more and better

Control
By Jim Montague
Hi-tech accessories, software and networking are allowing distributed control systems (DCS) to expand their job descriptions and take on non-traditional tasks. Here are some examples.

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Inverter drive cuts the cost of automation
December 18, 2015

Inverter drive cuts the cost of automation

Process and Control Today
Bottle and pouch fillers with electronic adjustment for filling volume offer important benefits over machines with manual adjustment but, until now, higher cost has limited their adoption. In the latest IMSB machines, however, an Eaton inverter drive replaces the costly servo-controlled filling system, making these novel machines much more affordable.

Drive And Motor Solution Cuts Extruder Energy Usage By 9%
December 18, 2015

Drive And Motor Solution Cuts Extruder Energy Usage By 9%

Process and Control Today
Emerson was able to help Stål & Plast, a Danish extrusion specialist, improve its production processes by replacing three worn-out DC electric motors with energy-friendly Dyneo PM motors and a Unidrive M variable speed drive at the company's extruder plant.