Mettler Toledo helped Asiatic Agricultural Industries to convert its mix of EX and non-EX equipment in its plants to all EX equipment.
WH Group, China’s market leader for meat and pork products, invested in hygienically designed bench scales to stay ahead of competition and to further enhance food safety in its production facilities.
A CVL-5000 electric control valve actuator replaced an existing actuator on a blending flow control valve in a trial at the Fluxys booster station in Belgium.
Ravnihar produces components for the production of electromechanical meters. Its operations include 18 computer-controlled injection-molding machines and a station equipped with Mettler Toledo scales to count parts and ensure quality.
Matcon’s equipment allows its customers to formulate, blend and pack dry ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry. Matcon uses scales from Mettler Toledo for precise hygienic batching.
Heide Refinery used two weeks of planned downtime at its pyrolysis plant to migrate to new safety systems.
KnowledgeNet collects plant data from an OSIsoft PI historian and then uses computing, rules, fault propagation and workflow engines to reason over the data to identify the cause of performance gaps at Saudi Aramco Abqaiq Plants.
The online solution replaces traditional CO2 reporting based on fuel data at the Martinlaakso 1 power plant run by Vantaan Energia in Vantaa, Finland.
The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company (CTR) installed Rotork IQ3 valve actuators to replace actuators that suffered permanent damage from the effects of hot water.
HINZ developed a machine vision system that automatically measures the amount and distribution of potash on a mining conveyor as it is loaded by the bridge conveyor. This information is used by the mine control system to automatically move the bridge conveyor to correct any imbalance.
Traditionally, body panels are inspected by using a robot to present the part to an array of proximity switches. Ford improved on this method by using machine vision. The camera connects to either the robot or the PLC using the Ethernet/IP protocol.
Exide had difficulties in reading 2D data matrix codes burned into plastic with a laser burner. The problem was solved by switching to image-based Cognex DataMan 200 readers with 2D decoding software and an EtherNet/IP interface to the PLC.
RFID sensor tags do not require batteries to monitor temperature, pressure and humidity of equipment remotely.
Kuka and Kollmorgen were able to reduce the installation volume of the motors compared to standard models, implement robot-specific applications and optimise the entire supply chain.
Four PowerFlex 755 Variable Frequency Drives operate motors that run the hydraulic emulsion pumps responsible for advancing roof supports at an unnamed mining company in Illinois.
Wasserbauer installed ITTIA DB SQL data base into its Butler robots.
Using Kepware’s KEPServerEX, Cascades now supports communications across all of its seventeen plants, seventeen paper machines, and nearly ninety converting lines with just one piece of software.
Wonderware software integrated all their existing disparate systems, achieved reliable and cost-efficient control, enabled safe operations and created scalability for future growth.
Ridgeline Pipe manufactures about 125 different PVC pipe products that vary in length, diameter, color, markings and other requirements. Allen-Bradley ControlLogix L61 programmable automation controller (PAC) manages all control and motion functions for each piece of equipment in the PVC manufacturing process.
Vision Systems Design
To correctly place packages of cereal in buckets prior to packaging, AFA Systems installed a vision-based system at an unnamed cereal plant that uses a smart camera coupled with a robotic pick and place system.