Articles & News on Continuous & Batch Processing

ABB announces Björn Rosengren as Chief Executive Officer

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He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1, 2020. At that time Peter Voser will revert to his position at ABB solely as Chairman of the Board.

Finding HMI Performance for the Long Run

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By Linda Htay, IDEC Corporation While it is true that an HMI needs the right technical capabilities, it is equally important for designers to examine how robust an HMI will be over the long run. This article looks at some of the quality, durability and environmental features designers should place high on their requirements list.

SOMIC Group announces acquisition of MechanikZentrum Schmidbauer

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Now known as SOMIC Haag, this division is DIN ISO 9001 certified and will continue to manufacture precision parts for the robotics, optics, aerospace and medical industries.

AutomationDirect releases “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” ebook

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This updated eBook is intended for users who want to broaden their knowledge of pneumatic components, circuits and systems.

Rotork actuators to help South Korean fuel cell power plant enhance flow control

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More than 90 CVL linear electric actuators and 184 ExMax quarter-turn electric actuators are to be installed on US fuel cell technology company Doosan Fuel Cell’s project at a Hanhwa Total Co. Ltd plant in Daesan.

OSI to help Alliant Energy enhance distribution management

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This project expands the distribution management capabilities of the OSI platform to create an grid management system facilitating distribution operations and system reliability.

Smart Optical Sensors Put Industry 4.0 to Work

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By Sergey Komarov, TT Electronics Powered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), connected devices and smart equipment are streamlining manufacturing and supply chain processes on a global scale. Smart sensors are integral to this sea change, extending the legacy sensor’s inherent abilities―to collect, store and monitor data―to new levels that capitalize on data to optimize processes.

Mitsubishi Electric announces investment in Akribis Systems

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Mitsubishi Electric, through its investment in Akribis, which has a high share of the global market for linear servo motors and linear stages, aims to accelerate its advancement of e-F@ctory and strengthen its total industrial automation solutions by combining its own servo systems and other industrial automation products with Akribis' product lineup and customization abilities.

Inside Bosch Rexroth’s Factory of the Future Experience

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By Bill Lydon, Automation.com Continuous manufacturing improvement is fundamental to remain competitive. Understanding new technologies, methods, and what these technologies and methods make possible is important for manufacturers to prosper in the new wave of manufacturing digitalization.

Preparing for the Evolving Energy Grid

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By Mark Howard, EU Automation According to data from the Energy Information Administration, wind power is set to surpass hydroelectric as the largest renewable energy source in the United States in 2019. As the nation transitions to greener energy, how can plant managers maintain facilities and substations on this ever-evolving grid?