Articles & News on Continuous & Batch Processing
OPC Foundation announces today that its Field Level Communications Initiative has accomplished a significant milestone in the ongoing project by completing their initial release candidate with the focus on the Controller-to-Controller (C2C) use case.
Project team remotely and efficiently migrated Richter Gedeon’s process control system using limited onsite staffing and resources.
Falcon Electric Publishes Informative Guide on Selecting a Safe Lithium Battery for UPS Battery Backup
The “LiFePO4–Why is it Safer for a UPS?” guide clarifies the important differences between lithium-ion battery types.
- by Bryan Christiansen
Industrial automation has been a bit slower to make an impact on the maintenance department. The nature of the work and the conservative tendencies of industry are perhaps some reasons for this. Recently, though, there has been more focus on automation in maintenance. These efforts have led to influence maintenance in several ways, which will be covered below.
Manufacturing Output: China And US to Lead The Way In Accelerated Global Recovery From COVID-19 Shock
- by Adrian Lloyd
As pharmaceuticals companies Pfizer and Moderna give us cause for optimism on the vaccine front, our research shows that earlier estimations of the damage caused to manufacturing output in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic have seen positive adjustments, and that recovery is therefore going to be faster. So, we have what is potentially good news on two fronts.
Interact Analysis has published its newly updated Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) Tracker report–a comprehensive and highly-detailed report on the status of the global manufacturing sector. The latest update shows a notable upward revision to key manufacturing economies, with both China and the US being much less impacted than previously predicted. This quarter’s update report is available free to all here.
Concerning COVID-19 vaccine storage and distribution, perhaps the most significant challenge exists in temperature control, as some COVID-19 vaccine candidates will require ultra-low temperature (ULT), typically ranging from -86 to -45°C.
- by Bipin Bangera
According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, The temperature sensor market is projected to garner noteworthy gains on account of surging application across diverse electronic appliances.
Case Study: Automating Production at the World’s First Facility Making Omega-3 Oil from Marine Algae
- Case Study
Maintaining existing output at the facility while upgrading systems and processes was necessary to meet strict quality and production standards.
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