Case Studies & Application Stories 

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.

Prediktor's Apis software used by Statoil as OPC UA gateway
August 17, 2016

Prediktor's Apis software used by Statoil as OPC UA gateway

The overall objective of the delivery is to provide a standardized and unified way of accessing operational data from different assets via enterprise systems - not only standardized on protocol, but also standardized on data semantics.

Menzel delivers two motors for Bolivian cement mill
August 17, 2016

Menzel delivers two motors for Bolivian cement mill

The mill, which manufactures high-strength cement with 5000 Blaine, is not only the country's first vertical roller mill for cement grinding. At 4000 meters above sea level it is also the highest installed elevation of an OK mill in the entire Americas.

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Integrating Multiple Systems into a Single Monitoring and Control Solution
August 12, 2016

Integrating Multiple Systems into a Single Monitoring and Control Solution

Avid Solutions combines more than 10 disparate systems into a single, controlled process control system.

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DFI Provides a solution for smart gaming
August 04, 2016

DFI Provides a solution for smart gaming

The gaming industry is slowly becoming one of the world’s most profitable industries. Statistics has shown that this worldwide market has grown significantly. To follow this trend, DFI is continuously supporting our partners to build smart gaming.

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ABB delivers automation systems to Maine tissue mill
August 04, 2016

ABB delivers automation systems to Maine tissue mill

ABB’s delivery for both machines at the new mill includes quality control systems, tissue machine drive systems, 800xA control systems, collaborative production management, as well as motors, drives, and electrification equipment and infrastructure, and a resident service contract.

Egemin Automation delivers E'tow floor conveyer system to Swiss logistics hub
August 04, 2016

Egemin Automation delivers E'tow floor conveyer system to Swiss logistics hub

Egemin Automation has been awarded the job of delivering conveyor technology for Schöni's logistics area. E’tow provides throughput and warehouse process flows, will ensure that Schöni can handle its increasing volumes.

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Packaging, Building Automation
Honeywell to provide automation, safety systems to Canadian natural gas plant
August 03, 2016

Honeywell to provide automation, safety systems to Canadian natural gas plant

Located on the eastern shore of Canada in Nova Scotia, Pieridae Energy’s Goldboro LNG project will include a natural gas liquefaction terminal and facilities for LNG storage and marine export. The facility will be able to process 10 million metric tons of LNG a year and have a storage capacity of 690,000 cubic meters. Startup is expected in 2021.

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Oil & Gas, Process Safety, Process Automation
Rotork's IQ3 actuators enable creation of seven-way control valve
August 02, 2016

Rotork's IQ3 actuators enable creation of seven-way control valve

The valve, manufactured in Japan by the Aska Corporation, operates under high pressure to control and regulate the flow of chemicals such as polymers, reducing the load on instrumentation in the downstream manufacturing processes.

Honeywell's Experion Orion Console boosting plant efficiency
July 28, 2016

Honeywell's Experion Orion Console boosting plant efficiency

More than 130 Experion Orion Consoles have been sold globally. One of the earliest implementations of Experion Orion Console was at ICL Brasil’s Cajati chemical plant, near Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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FIPA builds End-of-Arm-Tooling to enhance FANUC robotics
July 27, 2016

FIPA builds End-of-Arm-Tooling to enhance FANUC robotics

Built in FIPA’s American facilities, and installed in the testing and demonstration laboratory at FANUC headquarters in Rochester Hills, Michigan, this custom EOAT solution features four flat vacuum cups especially designed for heavy-duty ejector for process reliability.

Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company
July 27, 2016

Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company

Freudenberg needed to replace an AC drive within their nonwoven production facility in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The need for a small footprint drove them to the Unidrive SP AC drive from Emerson.

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Heaven Hill Brands selects Westfalia Technologies to automate Bardstown facility
July 25, 2016

Heaven Hill Brands selects Westfalia Technologies to automate Bardstown facility

Using Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) integrated with a layer pick system, Heaven Hill will optimize the storage and processing of full pallet and layer-picked orders of liquor products.

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Food & Beverage, Systems Integration