Netbiter gateways connected to Rockwell PLCs control the different systems in the EF International Language Centre in Oxford, UK.
Asahi Premium Beverages (APB) of Melbourne, Australia, installed an Innopal RK 6 robot, which handles both palletizing and depalletizing of kegs. It’s capable of handling kegs from 10 to 58 L.
How robots are being used to package bottles, cans, pasta, organic foods and snack foods in thjese five case studies.
Drives & Controls
India’s biggest car-maker, Maruti Suzuki, is turning increasingly to the CC-Link open network to help it cut its automation costs, to share data, and to make its operations more efficient.
South African Instrumentation and Control
By Heather MacKenzie, Belden
The Qatar Aluminum (Qatalum) smelter located near Mesajeed Industrial City in Qatar has a network with more than 1000 nodes including many industrially hardened Ethernet switches and a network management system (NMS).
Industrial PCs ride around on forklifts to direct operators to the proper locations and allow activities to be entered directly on the touchscreen.
The conveyor is used to transport front and rear axles of Jaguar Landrover vehicles from the end of Dana's assembly line to the dock audit area close to despatch.
CAT 2 is a software company specializing in farm-to-fork traceability for the beef, pork, poultry, turkey, seafood, egg, and produce industries.
Technowrapp’s Runner Arm can wrap 136 pallets/hour with 10 turns per pallet, stabilising a pallet with just 76 grams of stretch wrap film.
The project at the Shoshone Municipal Water Treatment Plant included replacing existing actuators and retrofitting more than 50 intelligent actuators to butterfly valves.
Delmenhorster Kork-Fabrik will install AGVs to convey empty containers to a filling station and collect them once the production machines have filled them with corks.
Process & Control Today
Converting spinning frames from inefficient direct current (DC) control to alternating control (AC) has helped increase production capacity of spun yarn at Brintons Carpets, while eliminating motor spare parts, lowering maintenance costs and saving energy.
Process & Control Today
Celsa Manufacturing’s existing roller table drives were obsolete. The roller table has 80 rollers to transport finished steel billets, and each drive controls four banks of 20 roller motors. As a trial, they installed an ABB ACS550,to replace one drive, and will replace the other three.
By Jim Barish
At Quality Life Services in Butler, Pa, a programmable logic controller–based control system was installed to connect the site’s existing wells to a new water treatment system and storage tower.
Rockwell Automation helps Johns Manville clean up their storeroom and identify more than $1.3 Million of excess and obsolete inventory.
By Rob Speigel
Over the last five years, the DuPont Co. has regularly monitored all aspects of the security of its Sabine River Works plant on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The plant produces ethylene copolymers used in plastic packaging. The monitoring process began with a full security assessment. The assessment focused heavily – though not exclusively – on cyber threats.
The cloud-based IT infrastructure to map Industry 4.0 application scenarios comes from MES supplier iTAC.
Rexroth offers preconfigured drive systems with NI’s CompactRIO and the programming environment LabVIEW.
By Sam Etchell, London Underground Limited
The scope of this project consisted of designing, integrating and installing an intelligent remote condition monitoring system to predict and prevent failures and subsequent loss of passenger service.
After replacing one conveyor drive system, Emerson will supply drives for all conveyors at Nicolas Feuillatte, a champagne producer.