Case Studies & Application Stories 

Oxford school has online control of HVAC, water and lighting
August 26, 2015

Oxford school has online control of HVAC, water and lighting

Netbiter gateways connected to Rockwell PLCs control the different systems in the EF International Language Centre in Oxford, UK.

Robot anchors new keg line
August 24, 2015

Robot anchors new keg line

Packaging World
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.

Robots rise to packaging challenges
August 24, 2015

Robots rise to packaging challenges

Packaging World
How robots are being used to package bottles, cans, pasta, organic foods and snack foods in thjese five case studies.

India's largest car-maker makes the connection
August 24, 2015

India's largest car-maker makes the connection

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.

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Industrial network management software improves productivity
August 24, 2015

Industrial network management software improves productivity

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).

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Erdrich employs noax industrial PCs to track parts movements
August 24, 2015

Erdrich employs noax industrial PCs to track parts movements

Industrial PCs ride around on forklifts to direct operators to the proper locations and allow activities to be entered directly on the touchscreen.

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LB Foster installs chain conveyor at  Dana UK Axle
August 24, 2015

LB Foster installs chain conveyor at Dana UK Axle

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.

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CAT<sup>2</sup> uses noax IPCs for food processing
August 21, 2015

CAT2 uses noax IPCs for food processing

CAT 2 is a software company specializing in farm-to-fork traceability for the beef, pork, poultry, turkey, seafood, egg, and produce industries.

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Bonfiglioli motors spin Technowrapp pallet wrapper
August 21, 2015

Bonfiglioli motors spin Technowrapp pallet wrapper

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.

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AUMA installs electric actuators at Wyoming water plant
August 20, 2015

AUMA installs electric actuators at Wyoming water plant

The project at the Shoshone Municipal Water Treatment Plant included replacing existing actuators and retrofitting more than 50 intelligent actuators to butterfly valves.

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Egemin AGVs to uncork operations at DKF
August 19, 2015

Egemin AGVs to uncork operations at DKF

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.

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DC to AC conversion avoids costly plant overhaul at UK carpet maker
August 18, 2015

DC to AC conversion avoids costly plant overhaul at UK carpet maker

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.

Steel maker improves roller table reliability with AC drives
August 18, 2015

Steel maker improves roller table reliability with AC drives

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.

Water treatment plant solution solves DEP requirements and more
August 12, 2015

Water treatment plant solution solves DEP requirements and more

InTech
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.

Roofing & Insulation Company saves Space, Time, Costs with Storeroom Re-Design
August 11, 2015

Roofing & Insulation Company saves Space, Time, Costs with Storeroom Re-Design

Rockwell Automation helps Johns Manville clean up their storeroom and identify more than $1.3 Million of excess and obsolete inventory.

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The Anatomy of a Cyber Security Assessment
August 10, 2015

The Anatomy of a Cyber Security Assessment

Design News
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.

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MID-TRONIC uses public cloud MES for electronics manufacturing
August 07, 2015

MID-TRONIC uses public cloud MES for electronics manufacturing

The cloud-based IT infrastructure to map Industry 4.0 application scenarios comes from MES supplier iTAC.

Bosch uses LabVIEW to control drive systems
August 07, 2015

Bosch uses LabVIEW to control drive systems

Rexroth offers preconfigured drive systems with NI’s CompactRIO and the programming environment LabVIEW.

NI keeps London Underground running smoothly
August 05, 2015

NI keeps London Underground running smoothly

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.

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Emerson Industrial will drive champagne
August 05, 2015

Emerson Industrial will drive champagne

After replacing one conveyor drive system, Emerson will supply drives for all conveyors at Nicolas Feuillatte, a champagne producer.