Case Studies & Application Stories 

Emerson Wireless Steam Trap Monitors Increase Efficiency at Coffee Plant in Mexico
October 24, 2014

Emerson Wireless Steam Trap Monitors Increase Efficiency at Coffee Plant in Mexico

By David Gustafson, Emerson Process Management
It took only two weeks to install the first system, and already it’s saved $100,000 in maintenance costs and increased production by 5,000 tons per year.

Mipro relies on HIMA’s safety technology
October 23, 2014

Mipro relies on HIMA’s safety technology

Recognizing the value of certified products with long lifecycles, Finnish railway pioneer Mipro has relied on HIMA safety technology for more than 25 years.

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Managed SCADA System Advances Water Controls at Steel Mill
October 22, 2014

Managed SCADA System Advances Water Controls at Steel Mill

Pumps & Systems
Nucor’s SCADA system maintains the amount of steel-processing water in the Crawfordsville lagoon. The analog reading at the lagoon prompts automatic commands to turn well pumps on and off. The high lagoon level threshold is set at 7½ feet; the low level is 6 feet. The system controls the pumps based on these parameters.

PLC Upgrade Unlocks Testing Efficiency
October 22, 2014

PLC Upgrade Unlocks Testing Efficiency

Automation World
For air filter manufacturer K&N Engineering, a high number of simultaneous parallel processes taxed an older test system. A controls upgrade for the test stations doubled test-process efficiency.

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Advanticsys monitors wind and solar in Spain
October 22, 2014

Advanticsys monitors wind and solar in Spain

Kliux Energies in Spain selected Advanticsys’ remote monitoring technology to manage their renewable-energy generation facilities.

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Project Magnet extends the life of Whyalla Steelworks
October 21, 2014

Project Magnet extends the life of Whyalla Steelworks

What’s New in Process Technology
Project Magnet converted the Whyalla Steelworks to a magnetite iron ore feed. The project required a completely integrated control system, enabling visibility for any operator station across the pit-to-port operations. Rockwell Automation installed ControlLogix and FactoryTalk.

BMW implements automatic crack detection for pressed parts
October 21, 2014

BMW implements automatic crack detection for pressed parts

What’s New in Process Technology
At BMW in Munich, defective wheel housings were previously only recognised at the out feed of the press line. By implementing Sick Inspector I40 vision sensors, BMW now checks every component for cracks after the first drawing process in the lead press.

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Vision system boosts productivity, reduces costs at automobile assembly plant
October 21, 2014

Vision system boosts productivity, reduces costs at automobile assembly plant

Control Engineering
On a Chinese automobile assembly line, two machine vision cameras take images at 15 frames per second, to identify the type of vehicle part being moved, ensure that four robotic arms will grab the part in the correct locations, and increase productivity by six times.

Octapharma adds Track & Trace software at pharma plant
October 21, 2014

Octapharma adds Track & Trace software at pharma plant

Octapharma, a manufacturer of human protein products, is using the PAS-X Track & Trace Serialization Aggregation solution in Vienna.

Endress+Hauser Supplies Flow and Level Instruments to Refinery in Colombia
October 20, 2014

Endress+Hauser Supplies Flow and Level Instruments to Refinery in Colombia

Endress+Hauser was the Main Instrument Vendor for a $3.8 billion expansion and modernization project at Refineria de Cartagena in Columbia.

Finding Refreshment in Control System Retrofit
October 16, 2014

Finding Refreshment in Control System Retrofit

IEN
Metal-forming machines rarely enter a fourth decade of service. But when Royal Vendors of Kearneysville, WV, a manufacturer and remanufacturer of cold drink vending equipment, faced declining performance from its key two-axis metal former, it was faced with a crucial decision: refurbish or replace.

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SIL 4 PLC interlocking reduces lifecycle costs
October 14, 2014

SIL 4 PLC interlocking reduces lifecycle costs

Consulting and engineering firm Movares has implemented a PLC interlocking based on industrial COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware from HIMA for ProRail, the state-owned Dutch railway infrastructure enterprise.

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Bottero grinds glass with half the motors
October 10, 2014

Bottero grinds glass with half the motors

Bottero ground out a solution that is based on a single Kollmorgen AKD servo-converter for driving two servo-motors that are not simultaneously operating.

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Rapid migration to new safeguarding system
October 09, 2014

Rapid migration to new safeguarding system

Control Engineering Europe
When the automatic shutdown control system at the Den Helder low calorific gas processing terminal needed to be updated, Yokogawa provided the automation system, plus electrical, mechanical and civil engineering services required.

PLC control from inlet-to-outlet
October 09, 2014

PLC control from inlet-to-outlet

Control Engineering Europe
A new water treatment works at the Dee Valley Water (DVW) Llwyn Onn site in North Wales is being controlled from inlet to outlet with a redundant modular PLC from Mitsubishi.

Motor overcomes reliability challenges
October 09, 2014

Motor overcomes reliability challenges

Control Engineering Europe
Synseal, a company producing extruded PVC-U profiles for double-glazing product applications, is using ABB’s synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motor to cut the number of motor failures on two of its main extruders.

Particle sizing analyzer helps production of slag cements
October 08, 2014

Particle sizing analyzer helps production of slag cements

Zementwerk Berlin is using Malvern Instruments’ Insitec on-line particle sizing systems to efficiently manufacture high performance, ‘environmentally friendly’ slag cements.

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HICore: Research and Development Project with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
October 07, 2014

HICore: Research and Development Project with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

KARIS is a small-scale autonomous redundant intralogistics system. As a system-on-chip that is fully TÜV-certified for use up to SIL 3, HICore 1 is the exceptionally compact and comparatively inexpensive safety solution used in KARIS PRO.

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Roxtec seals up Beverage Machine cables
October 06, 2014

Roxtec seals up Beverage Machine cables

KHS, a manufacturer of filling and packaging systems for the beverage and food industries, uses Roxtec systems to route multiple pre-terminated cables through one opening, eliminating the cost and labor of cutting connection cables and making individual holes for each.

 Wonderware MES Software improves operations at Belgium Brewing
October 02, 2014

Wonderware MES Software improves operations at Belgium Brewing

Wonderware MES Performance software cut downtime by 50% and saves $400,000 annually at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Co.