FEATURED ARTICLESin Chemical
Collaborative Robots Transform Industry
By Bill Lydon, Editor
I am convinced that collaborative robots are the highest impact automation development to improve manufacturing since the...
Robot use increases more than 27% in 2014
By Bill Lydon, Editor
According to IFR, more than 220,000 robots were sold globally in 2014. The automotive industry is still the strongest,...
Head Off Hassles During Startup
By Amin Almasi
Commissioning and startup involve very special types of work that require very specific skills. This expertise...
Improve Your Plant’s Safety
By Luis Duran, ABB
We must understand the risk of an operation and openly discuss how to reduce it to an acceptable level....
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PRODUCT NEWSin Chemical
AUMA adds FQM fail safe valve actuator
Actuators with FQM fail safe unit open and close a valve in the event of emergencies without power supply.
Clark Solutions introduces 700 Series Rotary Gear Pumps
700 Series Rotary Gear Pumps provide quiet and efficient service at pressures to 2000 PSI and flow rates to 5.0 GPM.
Endress+Hauser Introduces Liquid Level Switches
Liquiphant FTL31 and FTL33 liquid level switches are based on tuning fork technologies to handle difficult process conditions that defeat other...
Literature covers automation system options on injection molding, blow molding, and die casting machines.
Training courses and workshops teach control systems designers, engineers and operators various aspects of process safety and how to meet worldwide...
On May 29, 2014, experts will discuss the challenges, problems and common mistakes involved in a process control system migration, and show how...
WHITE PAPERSin Chemical
By Chad Harper, Maverick Technologies
Process manufacturing plants are famous for their tendency to keep automation systems and associated...
By Guillermo Pacanins, ACM Facility Safety
Safety monitoring software and smart field devices can improve safety system performance and operation....
By Opto 22
Can off-the-shelf mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets be safely used in industrial automation applications? This timely...
CASE STUDIESin Chemical
To safeguard the plant’s depolymerization reactor, Dyneon selected a HIMatrix safety controller from HIMA as the emergency shutdown (ESD) system.
Clariant was experiencing issues with its previous DC motor and drive system on an important extrusion machine at its Izmit facility
The plant has 1400 piping lines, 1700 manual valves, 300 motors and 1350 field instruments.
The Emerson Global Users Exchange is more than an industry-leading technical conference…it is a community of manufacturing leaders committed to extracting the most from their automation investment…and sharing their learning with each other.
The Gastech Conference & Exhibition is the world’s largest and most important Natural Gas and LNG Conference and Exhibition focusing on the commercial and technical aspects of the industry. Every major international oil and gas company is present, plus national oil companies, global utility companies, engineering contractors, ship builders, manufacturers, distributors and service providers..
This introductory course to flow will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of numerous flow technologies. The basic portion will focus on the physics of flow and concepts applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment. Following this introduction, we will proceed with in-depth training on magnetic and Coriolis flow meters. The class will be a...
This introductory course will by provide maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of numerous pressure, temperature and calibration technologies. This basic portion will focus on concepts applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment, as well as the skills needed to set up and maintain such equipment. Introductions and lectures on the technologies will be followed...
This hands-on introductory course to instrumentation will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations. Fundamental operation of the common instruments found in today's process industries will be examined from a view applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment....