Case Studies & Application Stories 

Aqsens uses Tecan M1000 PRO reader in portable oil testing platform
May 22, 2015

Aqsens uses Tecan M1000 PRO reader in portable oil testing platform

Aqsens QS performs on-site quantitative monitoring of polymeric scale inhibitors in oil field-produced waters.

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HIMA safety system for mixing tank
May 22, 2015

HIMA safety system for mixing tank

As part of a plant renovation in Hofu (Japan), Bayer CropScience chose a HIQuad safety controller for emergency shutdown (ESD). The new system provides protection from mixing-tank explosions.

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Instron ElectroPuls linear-torsion tester uses Renishaw encoders
May 20, 2015

Instron ElectroPuls linear-torsion tester uses Renishaw encoders

RESOLUTE encoders provide position feedback and control accuracy in Instron’s ElectroPuls systems for fatigue testing.

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Schaeffler supplies monorail guides for Airbus A350 wing assembly
May 20, 2015

Schaeffler supplies monorail guides for Airbus A350 wing assembly

The linear guidance systems form part of the assembly jigs for the Airbus A350 wings, which are currently being assembled at the Airbus site in Broughton, UK.

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Keyence monitoring system watches watches at La Pierette
May 14, 2015

Keyence monitoring system watches watches at La Pierette

La Pierrette produces synthetic sapphires and rubies for luxury watch movements. A Keyence IM Series system watches over the process.

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Large motors power Tata Steel reversing rougher
May 13, 2015

Large motors power Tata Steel reversing rougher

The highest power-rated medium voltage (MV) drives ever used in a reversing roughing mill were commissioned by ABB at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot hot strip mill in South Wales.

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Vibration sensors help keep high speed trains on tracks
May 12, 2015

Vibration sensors help keep high speed trains on tracks

The sensors provide curve detection and derailment protection for trains traveling 186 mph.

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German racing team uses optical sensors to measure downforce
May 12, 2015

German racing team uses optical sensors to measure downforce

The Tuning Akademie racing team uses the sensors to measure the distance between the vehicle and the road surface to determine the aerodynamic balance and respective downforce at the from the rear axles.

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Matrox Extenders drive 18 Dell UltraSharp displays in New Zealand power plant
May 11, 2015

Matrox Extenders drive 18 Dell UltraSharp displays in New Zealand power plant

Matrox Extio F2408 KVM extenders were installed at New Zealand’s National Control Centres, which operate the National Grid power system.

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WERMA WIN wireless wins over TRW
May 08, 2015

WERMA WIN wireless wins over TRW

TRW Automotive in Germany uses 80 WIN wireless transmitter units to monitor machine status.

Mattei uses Emerson motors to meet IE3 efficiency level rules
May 06, 2015

Mattei uses Emerson motors to meet IE3 efficiency level rules

The move was driven by the introduction of phase two of the EU’s IE3 efficiency level legislation for electric motors in Europe.

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Emerson Industrial cures drive problems in Turkey
April 29, 2015

Emerson Industrial cures drive problems in Turkey

Clariant was experiencing issues with its previous DC motor and drive system on an important extrusion machine at its Izmit facility

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Keyence safety light curtains boost productivity at Bosch
April 28, 2015

Keyence safety light curtains boost productivity at Bosch

By using safety light curtains instead of hard guarding, Bosch has both increased efficiency and decreased cycle times.

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Qenos optimises and the new system exceeds expectations
April 25, 2015

Qenos optimises and the new system exceeds expectations

Process and Control Engineering
The Qenos Olefins ethane to ethylene conversion plant at Altona recently upgraded their Advanced Process Control (APC) system to Adaptive Process Control, using AspenTech's DMC3 Adaptive Process Control solution.

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Control solution withstands temperature extremes
April 25, 2015

Control solution withstands temperature extremes

Control Engineering Europe
MSI Tec designed a panel to control natural gas engines at the City of Tucson’s well pumps. Temperatures in Tuscon can climb above 110°F and the low often drops below freezing. Meanwhile, humidity ranges from an average low of 5% in June to an average high of 75% in July. The control panels would need to be installed at 43 sites around the city.

Sensors drive paper tissue system
April 25, 2015

Sensors drive paper tissue system

Packaging World
Winkler & Dünnebier’s Flowtos is the fastest two-lane paper handkerchief production and packaging system in the world. It’s capable of producing and flow wrapping up to 4,600 sheets per minute. More than 40 sensors are tightly integrated with about the same number of servo motors

Aveva software helps Russian metallurgy design company handle bigger projects
April 23, 2015

Aveva software helps Russian metallurgy design company handle bigger projects

Mosgipromez, a design institute in the Russian iron & steel industry, has implemented AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) and AVEVA Bocad software.

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Safety technology for high-temperature upcycling plant
April 23, 2015

Safety technology for high-temperature upcycling plant

Since January 2015, Dyneon has operated the world’s first plant for sustainable upcycling of residual perfluorinated polymer materials. A HIMatrix safety controller is the heart of the plant’s ESD system for safeguarding the depolymerization reactor.

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Perle Ethernet extenders work in Canadian Explosives Laboratory
April 21, 2015

Perle Ethernet extenders work in Canadian Explosives Laboratory

Perle eX-S1110 Gigabit Ethernet Extenders provide 330m safety perimeter during explosive field test.

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Dirty Water Flow Meter Improves Reliability of Glass Bottle Making Plant
April 14, 2015

Dirty Water Flow Meter Improves Reliability of Glass Bottle Making Plant

Process and Control Today
Graphoidal Developments makes lubrication and coating systems for the glass container and tableware industries. Older glass bottle making plants often had steel piping which rusted. Titan developed an ultrasonic flowmeter that would fit into older systems and solve the rusty water problem.