Articles & News on Continuous & Batch Processing

Understanding Fire and Gas Systems Increases Safety

  • Feature

By Edward Naranjo, Emerson When plant personnel have a basic grasp of fire and gas system operation, they can recognize factors that compromise safety.

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and Microsoft partner to accelerate cloud connectivity in the Middle

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The strategic partnership will enable organisations to gain faster access to the Microsoft Azure Cloud, with the goal of high performance, security and compliance to better transform their business operations.

Festo announces distribution agreement with Magswitch

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Magswitch offers single sided gripping systems featuring true on-and-off magnetic technology that can simplify complete automation systems in OEM assembled lines in such applications as robotic welding, pick-and-place, and body-in-white.

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XX

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Learn the latest from industry leaders on everything from open automation systems for packaging machines to specifying process control systems using IEC 62603 in this Control Systems edition of Advancing Automation from Automation.com.

ScaleMatrix announces launch of DDC to provide control cabinet solutions

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The DDC cabinet technology is a closed loop liquid-air hybrid cooling system which works to provide environmental conditions and energy efficiency, along with biometric security and rapid-deployment capabilities, for the computing hardware needed to support computing workloads.

Rockwell Automation helps Ithaca Beer enhance brewery automation process

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Working with OBG, Ithaca Beer Co. upgraded to a semi-automated brewing process based on the FactoryTalk Craft Brew solution from Rockwell Automation. The pre-configured solution offers control to customize and automate a craft brewhouse. And it is pre-engineered, -programmed, -tested and -validated, significantly reducing commissioning and startup time.

Emerson New Jersey-based facility earns Environmental Stewardship recognition

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The facility was highlighted for voluntary and proactive measures taken to improve the environment and foster sustainability. Besides being the headquarters for the fluid control & pneumatics businesses, the facility houses the global development center for the ASCO brand of fluid control solutions.

Zebra Technologies to help United States Postal Service (USPS) enhance mobility

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The USPS will start deploying 300,000 TC77 mobile devices to scan, track and trace packages across its carrier network as its Mobile Delivery Device in the first half of 2020.

Thorlabs announces acquisition of KMLabs’ Y-Fi portfolio

  • News

The various models in the Y-Fi laser series are employed in a multitude of demanding ultrafast applications, including 2- and 3-photon imaging, ophthalmology, and time resolved studies in the NIR and MIR.

A Realist’s Prediction for the Future Factory

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By Mark Howard, EU Automation This article looks to establish a realistic ten-year prediction for the future of manufacturing digitalization in the United States.