Continuous Processing operations require non-stop consumption of raw materials and energy to produce a product, such as oil or glass. Batch (or discontinuous) Processing is similarly automated, but products come out in batches. Read about developments in Process Automation and Control, Instruments & Sensors, and other aspects of these operations.
 

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Beckhoff Opens Houston Office with Emphasis on Process Industry Solutions

Beckhoff Opens Houston Office with Emphasis on Process Industry Solutions


New office increases sales, support and training resources for high-tech customers, particularly in oil and gas and petrochemicals.

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IMTS 2022 to Occupy All Buildings of McCormick Place; IMTS Also Unveils New Logo, Updated Website

IMTS 2022 to Occupy All Buildings of McCormick Place; IMTS Also Unveils New Logo, Updated Website


Following the announcements that Chicago’s McCormick place will hold events starting in July and that the state of Illinois lifted capacity limits and social distancing requirements on June 11, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show continued the positive momentum by unveiling the floor plan for IMTS 2022.

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Hopped-Up Homebrew Automation

Hopped-Up Homebrew Automation


When this homebrewer wanted to take his craft to the next level, he found that AutomationDirect PLCs and other products were fermentation friendly.

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Beckhoff Opens Houston Office with Emphasis on Process Industry Solutions

New office increases sales, support and training resources for high-tech customers, particularly in oil and gas and petrochemicals.

IMTS 2022 to Occupy All Buildings of McCormick Place; IMTS Also Unveils New Logo, Updated Website

Following the announcements that Chicago’s McCormick place will hold events starting in July and that the state of Illinois lifted capacity limits and social distancing requirements on June 11, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show continued the positive momentum by unveiling the floor plan for IMTS 2022.

Hopped-Up Homebrew Automation

When this homebrewer wanted to take his craft to the next level, he found that AutomationDirect PLCs and other products were fermentation friendly.

Endress+Hauser Honors the Group’s Inventors

More than 500 inventors gathered virtually for Endress+Hauser’s 21st Innovators’ Meeting. Because last year’s anniversary event had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, two innovator cohorts were invited in 2021 to honor the creativity and inventive spirit of the Group of companies.

Automatic Configuration of a Safety Instrumented System

The DeltaV SIS Configurator tool can provide a consistent approach with fewer errors and less rework. This article comes from the May 2021 issue of Intech Focus: Process Control and Safety.

PETRONAS Upstream Improves Operational Performance

Case Study: PETRONAS achieves operational performance through digital transformation and collaboration. This article comes from the May 2021 issue of Intech Focus: Process Control and Safety.

Brevan Electronics Recognized as a Top 50 Electronics Distributor

Brevan Electronics is named to both Electronics Sourcing and Source Today's Top 50 Electronics Distributors lists.

Yokogawa Obtains ISASecure CSA Level 1 Certification for ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System

Yokogawa announces that it has obtained ISASecure CSA Level 1 certification from the ISA Security Compliance Institute*1 (ISCI) for its ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system, a product in the OpreX Control and Safety System family.

Closed-loop AI Enables Autonomous Process Manufacturing

Are we there yet? The move from automated to autonomous process manufacturing is right around the corner. This article comes from the May 2021 issue of Intech Focus: Process Control and Safety.

Time-Sensitive Networking is Becoming the Bread and Butter for Automation in the Food Industry

Thomas Burke, Global Strategic Advisor at CLPA, looks at how food and beverage manufacturers can set up advanced traceability and transparency across their enterprises.

Rohde & Schwarz and Colby Instruments Collaborate to Offer Accurate Test Solution for UWB Device Localization

Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology relies on the ability of devices to determine their location based on distance, moving direction and relative position to other devices. To meet the UWB ecosystem’s testing needs, Rohde & Schwarz and Colby Instruments have collaborated to offer a concerted test solution that accurately simulates the moving direction of UWB devices.

FieldComm Group to Participate in ACHEMA Pulse as a Virtual Exhibitor and Presenter

Presentation topics will encompass HART-IP, WirelessHART and PA-DIM technology solutions for digital transformation in process automation.

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Fluke Reliability Introduces the Fluke 3563 Analysis Vibration Sensor

Fluke Reliability Introduces the Fluke 3563 Analysis Vibration Sensor

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Endress+Hauser Launches New Generation of Liquid Analysis Sensors

Endress+Hauser Launches New Generation of Liquid Analysis Sensors

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Microchip Announces the Power AmplifierDesigned for Use in Commercial and Defense Satellite Communications

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Keller's Econoline is a cost-effective multipurpose pressure transmitter for efficient process controls.

Keller's Econoline is a cost-effective multipurpose pressure transmitter for efficient process controls.

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Take control of data generated from your processes using intelligent networking and sensor solutions from SICK. The Telematic Data Collector (TDC) allows you to connect sensors, machines, systems, and vehicles using IIoT platforms.

Take control of data generated from your processes using intelligent networking and sensor solutions from SICK. The Telematic Data Collector (TDC) allows you to connect sensors, machines, systems, and vehicles using IIoT platforms.

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Discover the revolutionary possibilities of XPlanar®, the planar motor system from Beckhoff. Learn how your machinery can be transformed with levitating movers, flying product movement, 6 degrees of freedom and a nearly limitless array of tile paths.

Discover the revolutionary possibilities of XPlanar®, the planar motor system from Beckhoff. Learn how your machinery can be transformed with levitating movers, flying product movement, 6 degrees of freedom and a nearly limitless array of tile paths.

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The safety requirements of sensors in hazardous areas have increased significantly. The "human-machine" interface must not be neglected in this case. That’s why Endress+Hauser developed a new generation of pressure transmitters.

The safety requirements of sensors in hazardous areas have increased significantly. The "human-machine" interface must not be neglected in this case. That’s why Endress+Hauser developed a new generation of pressure transmitters.

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Speed operator response and increase efficiency with a trial of GE Digital’s iFIX HMI/SCADA.

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Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

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How to avoid design mistakes and improve performance when implementing automation for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

How to avoid design mistakes and improve performance when implementing automation for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

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Dick Caro will help you understand the options and select the "right" network for a given application.

Dick Caro will help you understand the options and select the "right" network for a given application.

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This is an essential tool for achieving the cost and production benefits of implementing ISA-88 batch control standards.

This is an essential tool for achieving the cost and production benefits of implementing ISA-88 batch control standards.

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