Mosgipromez, a design institute in the Russian iron & steel industry, has implemented AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) and AVEVA Bocad software.
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.
Perle eX-S1110 Gigabit Ethernet Extenders provide 330m safety perimeter during explosive field test.
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.
Process and Control Today
A system integrator working for Nissan in Sunderland identified a control process within the engine casting plant that was in need of improvement. By installing an electronic control solution to replace the manually adjusted flow control valves, a significant improvement was made to efficiency and reliability of the process
What’s New in Process Technology
Hamilton City Council implemented an upgrade with FactoryTalk software to the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at the wastewater treatment plant to improve productivity and meet health regulations.
B-Scada software aggregates data from several hundred AlgaeConnect systems, each with several photobioreactors/ponds in a single system.
The plant has 1400 piping lines, 1700 manual valves, 300 motors and 1350 field instruments.
Siemens Sinumerik CNCs, Simotics motors and Sinamics drives were installed at each lathe, with Simatic PLC and HMI as the master of the entire line.
Egemin automated the transport between the automated warehouse and the production zone at this manufacturer of electronic braking systems.
Located in Krishnapatnam, the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station is a $2 billion investment by APGENCO that will provide new, low-emissions generation capacity.
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.