Case Studies & Application Stories 

Bedrock provides SCADA RTU platform for Clarksville Light and Water
September 23, 2016

Bedrock provides SCADA RTU platform for Clarksville Light and Water

The project is part of Clarksville, Arkansas' plan to save up to $2M over the next five years through improved control, monitoring, and security of its electric grid and water treatment facilities.

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Stahlin's enclosures provide protection for ECS compost temperature sensors
September 22, 2016

Stahlin's enclosures provide protection for ECS compost temperature sensors

Engineered Composted Systems needed a strong corrosive resistant NEMA 4X enclosure that could survive this environment and protect their RF TeleProbe system. Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures was able to put together an enclosure package that met ECS needs.

GE Digital software boosts connectivity in Brazilian steel plant
September 22, 2016

GE Digital software boosts connectivity in Brazilian steel plant

Gerdau has decided to rollout GE Digital’s Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to connect 600 assets in 11 plants across Brazil.

Inex dairy chooses Leroy-Somer motors to drive eneergy savings
September 09, 2016

Inex dairy chooses Leroy-Somer motors to drive eneergy savings

A Belgium-based producer of dairy products, Inex is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer. .

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Supergasbras implements Implico's SAP SDM to automate logistics processes
September 08, 2016

Supergasbras implements Implico's SAP SDM to automate logistics processes

Supergasbras needed a solution that offered comprehensive analysis tools, full process automation and the option of mobile use. The technology also needed to be accessible via the cloud.

Rockwell delivers EMI software to GrafTech furnace productivity system
September 07, 2016

Rockwell delivers EMI software to GrafTech furnace productivity system

GrafTech needed a secure, scalable solution that provided improved visibility into machine operations. The company partnered with Rockwell Automation to incorporate FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI software into GrafTech’s newest version of the ArchiTech system.

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Systems Integration, Machine Safety
Egemin delivers automated storage system for Belgian electronics distributor
September 02, 2016

Egemin delivers automated storage system for Belgian electronics distributor

AutoStore is a compact storage and picking system for small items stored in bins. The system is a goods-to-person picking process that consists of several compact storage robots that automatically stack bins on top of one another in a grid and deliver them to workstations for order picking.

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UEGA of Brazil turns to ABB to automate control system monitoring
September 01, 2016

UEGA of Brazil turns to ABB to automate control system monitoring

The ABB ServicePort Service Delivery Platform allows users to view, scan and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that impact equipment and process performance, so that actions can be taken to improve site performance.

JMA Wireless enables connectivity at World Trade Center Transportation Hub
August 31, 2016

JMA Wireless enables connectivity at World Trade Center Transportation Hub

The JMA Wireless’ Teko DAS (distributed antenna system) has been deployed to ensure wireless network coverage throughout the Vehicle Security Center (VSC), the subway platforms, bus station, loading docks, and the Westfield World Trade Center mall.

SKF automates factory with Egemin automated storage system
August 25, 2016

SKF automates factory with Egemin automated storage system

With the new system, SKF can organize the logistics of its bearings, lubricants and seal products more efficiently and economically. The completed installation went into operation earlier this year.

Sensor Concepts chooses Acromag's XCOM-6400 for InfiniSCAN measurement systems
August 25, 2016

Sensor Concepts chooses Acromag's XCOM-6400 for InfiniSCAN measurement systems

Although the original intent was to use the power management system to reduce processor throughput and keep the board operating under 20 watts per hazardous location requirements, SCI chose to proceed with a design based on the XCOM-6400-108E-LF that allows full processor throughput.

Rotork actuators support environmental improvement at Aberthaw Power Station
August 25, 2016

Rotork actuators support environmental improvement at Aberthaw Power Station

Through the use of automation that includes Rotork valve actuation, Aberthaw can efficiently generate around 1555 MW of electricity for the National Grid System, which is enough power to meet the needs of some three million households.

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MAVERICK uses DCSNext solution to move DCS migration project to final phase
August 24, 2016

MAVERICK uses DCSNext solution to move DCS migration project to final phase

DCSNext capabilities allow INEOS Styrolution to avoid any additional downtime during migration and leverage the complete benefits of the latest technology

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Axiom automates B2C Europe with 100 destination packet mail sorter
August 24, 2016

Axiom automates B2C Europe with 100 destination packet mail sorter

The new sorter has automated B2C Europe's parcel and pack sortation, enabling the company to sort up to 8,000 packets an hour. This has given the company the futureproof ability to handle three times its current volume.

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Robots & Robot Controllers, Packaging
KEEN footwear chooses ABB Robotics to automate shoe manufacturing
August 24, 2016

KEEN footwear chooses ABB Robotics to automate shoe manufacturing

The UNEEK Robotic Cell features two ABB IRB 120 robots weaving the interlocking cords of the shoe’s upper portion. The robotic cell can produce a shoe in half the time of the current process.

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Dalian Metro uses Rockwell Automation to integrate system, cuts energy usage by 12%
August 24, 2016

Dalian Metro uses Rockwell Automation to integrate system, cuts energy usage by 12%

The entire Dalian metro system includes more than 50 redundant Allen-Bradley MicroLogix and CompactLogix controllers with about 100,000 I/O points across the different stations.

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ABB's Dodge CST drive system improves conveyor reliability at Norwegian mine
August 19, 2016

ABB's Dodge CST drive system improves conveyor reliability at Norwegian mine

ABB’s Dodge controlled start transmission (CST) drive system is helping prevent repeated breakdowns of a 700 meter (m) conveyor at a Norwegian mine, saving up to NOK 1 million ($120,000/107,000€) in lost production each time.

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Motion Control, Motors & Drives
Control Techniques magnet motor reduces energy usage for dairy producer
August 19, 2016

Control Techniques magnet motor reduces energy usage for dairy producer

The solution, which also features a Leroy-Somer Powerdrive high-power modular drive, is being used in an industrial refrigeration system that cools milk after pasteurisation or sterilisation.

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Cognex and Carter Controls provide automatic ID readers for vitamin retailer warehouse
August 18, 2016

Cognex and Carter Controls provide automatic ID readers for vitamin retailer warehouse

The challenge for the integrator that designed and installed the automation system was to find an ID reader that could deliver near 100% read rates, handle line speeds of 30 packages per minute. They chose the Cognex DataMan 300 image-based ID reader

Renishaw joins Airbus efforts to automate aircraft wing manufacturing
August 18, 2016

Renishaw joins Airbus efforts to automate aircraft wing manufacturing

The £17.7 million project, being led by Airbus in the UK, is to develop an innovative way of designing and manufacturing aircraft wings, which will encourage a “right first time approach” and reduce development time.