Articles & News on Continuous & Batch Processing

How Automation Can Create New Opportunities for High- or Lower-skilled Workers

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • Feature

Claudia Jarrett, country manager at obsolete parts supplier EU Automation, explains how, through automation, manufacturers can greatly enhance their processes—and address the US’s continued labor skills shortage.

An Emerging Market for CO2 Gas Sensors to Assess COVID-19 Transmission Risk

  • by Dr. Luyun Jiang
  • Feature

Due to the close link of the indoor CO2 concentration and aerosol density, using CO2 gas sensors to monitor the indoor environment can be an efficient method to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban Joins OnRobot and Hirebotics CEOs to Discuss the Future of Manufacturing

  • News

In a virtual panel hosted by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), robotics thought leaders gather Nov. 19 to discuss benefits of collaborative robotics applications, offering insights and advice for manufacturers implementing this fast-growing segment of automation.

Ouster and CronAI Partner to Bring Intelligent 3D Perception to Automated Machines

  • News

Deep tech 3D perception platform start-up CronAI has partnered with Ouster, the leading supplier of digital lidar technology, to support Ouster’s current spinning lidar sensors and next-generation solid-state lidar.

Case Study: Fracking Water-transfer Application Reduces Upstream Costs in Remote Areas

  • Case Study

An upstream service provider has implemented a Bedrock OSA Remote secure control node in a fracking water transfer application. This node, which replaces traditional PLCs to synchronize and monitor water pumping across miles of remote desert terrain, increased operational efficiency by over 50 percent.

Master Advanced Flow Measurements to Control Emissions

  • by Renee Bassett
  • News

Process plants install the world’s most sophisticated air pollution control systems, but they can be ineffective if the flow meters they rely on deliver inaccurate or unreliable data. This excerpt is from chapter 5 of the Air/Gas Flow Measurement Solutions Handbook covers everything from wet gas measurement issues to essential questions for specifying the correct flowmeter.

Dräger Signs Agreement with Vector CAG to Represent the Fixed Flame and Gas Detection Systems Portfolio

  • News

Dräger, an international leader in the field of safety technology, is proud to announce the appointment of Vector Controls and Automation Group (Vector CAG) a leading manufacturers representative of control and automation solutions.

Object Oriented Industrial Programming (OOIP) Part 3: Interfaces and Methods

  • by Gary L. Pratt, P.E.
  • Feature

Your plant or equipment is assembled from objects–your control should be, too. New tools deliver the productivity of OOP without the complexity.

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Totaled $373.7 Million in September, an Increase of 26.4% from August 2020

  • News

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders totaled $373.7 million in September 2020, an increase of 26.4% from August 2020, and the highest monthly total of the year, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT.

Clarkson University Teams Up With New York State to Evaluate Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Electric Grid

  • News

Real-time models to investigate interconnection challenges, study effect on power grid, and help move state closer to reaching its nation-leading clean energy goals.