How Beckhoff and Intel supply the standardized and open technologies required for engineers to implement intelligent production facilities and smart factories in accordance with IoT and Industry 4.0.
The installation of ST50 Flow Meters in large facilities with multiple air compressors allows the operators to compare compressor usage and adjust them for optimum efficiencies.
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AGT uses Keyence LK-G Series laser sensors to provide continuous, high speed, accurate and reliable thickness measurements.
Using sensors made from low-cost optical fiber, with almost no limit to the number of sensor designs available results in a cost-effective and versatile testing platform.
Tiny scratches can occur as a result of glass being tempered without precise speed control on the oven’s drives. Glaston fixed it with Unidrive M controllers.
Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, leverages real-time data via Field Device Tool (FDT) technology to transition away from time-based maintenance.
By David Greenfield
Hyundai’s Mobis Alabama plant, went live with a JMA Wireless single operator, multi-band wireless system. The plant’s wireless system comprises a JMA 700/850/2100 MHz optical DAS network, using four tri-band remote units, active point of interface with BTS/node-B/eNB, and a supervisory module for remote monitoring.
South African Instrument & Control
An installation at BYK-Chemie in Wesel demonstrates how a mass flowmeter’s design impacts the accuracy of the measurement for products with different viscosities.
Pumps & Systems
The BP Whiting refinery had 1947 vintage Ingersoll-Rand, 3BEV, two-stage horizontally split pumps. They used reverse engineering to solve multiple challenges with one custom pump.
Control Engineering Europe
A new Emergency Shutdown system is being developed for use on an unnamed North Sea oil platform to ensure that process modifications still adhere to IEC 61508 requirements.
Inspectors at Fastener Depot use a Keyence Image Dimension Measurement (IM) System to quickly and accurately check and gauge parts.
The new press at North American Tillage was automated with a GuardLogix PAC, PowerFlex VFD, and EtherNet/IP network to fit into their automated process line.
The Rotork actuators operate 26 inch, 20 inch and 12 inch ball valves installed in tandem with non-return check valves at six valve stations along the route.
Egemin automated six L’Oréal sites in Europe and the US with more than 100 automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
When LVDT signal cables from valve positioners were bundled together or laid close to each other in a wire trough, even for short distances, the result was a mutual interference phenomenon called heterodyning or “beating.”
Patti provided engineering, design and implementation of an automated temperature monitoring system.
Xothermic used B-Scada’s Status Enterprise software to identify a failed thermocouple in a furnace at the unidentified glass plant.
By Jennifer Palumbo, Optimation Technology
NREL researchers needed a system for monitoring power usage and controlling safety systems for each experiment or laboratory on a facility-wide scale. The solution monitors electrical conditioning components between the ESIF’s power sources (120 V, 240 V, 480 V, 600 VAC, and 1,000 VDC on 250 A and 1,600 A buses) and the laboratory power connections.
By Rebecca Dettloff, SensoTech, and Holger Müller, SchuF Chemieventile Vertrieb
When an unnamed pharmaceutical manufacturer wanted to add a sensor to some reactors at a plant in Ireland, it opted for an innovative, cost-effective solution — a bottom outlet valve that incorporates a sensor that quickly and accurately monitors concentrations, phase separations and chemical changes in process liquids.
Vision System Design
An unknown supplier to a mysterious car manufacturer uses a multi-camera vision system to inspect fully assembled front and rear suspension corner modules.