Case Studies & Application Stories 

How Oil & Gas Operators Are Investing for Innovation
May 31, 2018

How Oil & Gas Operators Are Investing for Innovation

By Stephany Romanow, Industry Consultant
Because of the ever-changing business environment, O&G operators can no longer thrive, or even survive, by relying solely on yesterday’s technologies. They must reinvent themselves to be competitive within the marketplace and remain attractive to investors.

Honeywell helps Finnish waste plant enhance control room technology
May 23, 2018

Honeywell helps Finnish waste plant enhance control room technology

In addition to the Experion Orion Console, the Leppävirta site will implement Honeywell’s Field Device Manager, which uses smart instrumentation to perform device configuration and management capabilities.

Phoenix Contact helps Purdue University students get automation experience
May 17, 2018

Phoenix Contact helps Purdue University students get automation experience

The latest joint effort resulted in an advanced automation and industrial networking lab for undergraduate courses. The multi-workstation area includes Phoenix Contact’s IEC 61131 programming software, PC Worx, along with visualization software, 802.11 wireless, PROFINET networking, and distributed safety I/O.

Adeunis and ARC Informatique partner to install IOT building management solutions for Grenoble Alpes University Hospital
May 10, 2018

Adeunis and ARC Informatique partner to install IOT building management solutions for Grenoble Alpes University Hospital

The Grenoble Alpes University Hospital’s technical teams wanted to be able to instrument and control various equipment quickly, inexpensively and without cabling (Ethernet and power). The Grenoble Hospital asked Adeunis and ARC Informatique the question of how to best solve this operational challenge.

inVia helps Rakuten Super Logistics deploy autonomous warehouse robotics technology
May 09, 2018

inVia helps Rakuten Super Logistics deploy autonomous warehouse robotics technology

Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) has deployed inVia’s autonomous warehouse robotics technology within its Nevada operations. Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) is a national e-commerce order fulfillment company that has been working on order fulfillment technology since 2001.

Siemens helps SencorpWhite enhance motion and heat control in Ultra 2 inline thermoformer
May 04, 2018

Siemens helps SencorpWhite enhance motion and heat control in Ultra 2 inline thermoformer

Onboard, 44 zones of heating are being controlled by a monitoring system supplied by Siemens, who also supplied the servos and other motion control components for this machine.

Bird Control Group uses autonomous lasers to repel birds for California vineyard
April 26, 2018

Bird Control Group uses autonomous lasers to repel birds for California vineyard

Lasers are providing successful results at a vineyard in Sonoma County, California. This is the first time the laser bird repelling technology is used in California. Since adopting the robotic laser, the vineyard has achieved a 99.8 % bird reduction and annually saved around 25,000 USD.

AVEVA helps Italpresse Gauss enable augmented and virtual reality solutions
April 25, 2018

AVEVA helps Italpresse Gauss enable augmented and virtual reality solutions

As a real-world application of digital twin technology, this solution will be used by Italpresse Gauss customers to perform maintenance activities with greater effectiveness.

Honeywell to create cryogenic gas processing plant for West Texas facility
April 18, 2018

Honeywell to create cryogenic gas processing plant for West Texas facility

The plant is designed to extract 99 percent of ethane and 100 percent of propane and heavier hydrocarbons from natural gas in the Permian basin. Honeywell’s UOP Russell solution includes design, supply and installation of a modular cryogenic plant, refrigeration, dehydration and acid gas removal units

Nukon helps Tasmanian water facilty implement Seeq analytics solution
April 18, 2018

Nukon helps Tasmanian water facilty implement Seeq analytics solution

Nukon leveraged historical data in TasWater’s OSIsoft PI System using ananalytics application from Seeq, (an OSIsoft Gold Sponsor and ISV). Nukon delivered a proof-of-concept and solution, specifically a detection model for Midway Point’s sewage pumping stations and surrounding areas.

ABB helps Bayer implement modular automation solution
April 13, 2018

ABB helps Bayer implement modular automation solution

ABB has developed a solution for modularization with plug and produce capabilities and a pilot is currently ongoing with one of the major life science companies, Bayer AG.

SAP and Caterpillar: Connecting Live Engineering And Predictive Maintenance
April 12, 2018

SAP and Caterpillar: Connecting Live Engineering And Predictive Maintenance

Caterpillar creates machinery that powers businesses, builds communities, and enriches lives, from diesel-powered engines and gas turbines to hydraulic excavators and agricultural tractors. With the help of SAP, Caterpillar has manufactured heavy-duty equipment with IoT sensors for several customers

Rockwell Automation helps Colorado State University automate new hands-on brewing lab
April 11, 2018

Rockwell Automation helps Colorado State University automate new hands-on brewing lab

The lab is part of CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) program. Support from both the university and members of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program was vital to getting the brewery operational.

SMB Bearings helps Shadow Robot Company build industrial grasping robot
April 02, 2018

SMB Bearings helps Shadow Robot Company build industrial grasping robot

As part of the design process, the Shadow Robot Company needed specific bearings with very tight tolerances in dimensional accuracy. This is important for accuracy of the smart grasper’s movements. So, the team contacted SMB Bearings as the business is known for its supply of non-standard bearings.

TM Robotics help Finnish facility automate material handing operations
March 26, 2018

TM Robotics help Finnish facility automate material handing operations

Finland-based Orfer Oy needed to automate to speed up its packaging operations. With this in mind, Orfer standardized on the Toshiba Machine TH650A high-speed SCARA robot for the BoxCellPlus.

Rockwell Automation's manufacturing software helps Plasan Carbon Composites reduce scrap, enhance visibility
March 23, 2018

Rockwell Automation's manufacturing software helps Plasan Carbon Composites reduce scrap, enhance visibility

The mission was to drive scrap down from the historical 10 percent autoclave levels down to below 4 percent. Plasan Carbon Composites implemented the FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition (SE) and FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI enterprise manufacturing intelligence software from Rockwell Automation

CAS Dataloggers help Heath Ceramics enable wireless temperature monitoring
March 22, 2018

CAS Dataloggers help Heath Ceramics enable wireless temperature monitoring

Heath Ceramics needed a wireless temperature monitoring system to collect data during the kiln process and to help establish a temperature profile for future runs. This product quality solution also had to feature multiple inputs for temperature sensors, along with professional software to analyze results.

Lagan Construction, Doxel see automation changing the face of the construction industry
March 12, 2018

Lagan Construction, Doxel see automation changing the face of the construction industry

Doxel AI construction systems take a holistic view of every project, tying together existing tools in AI, robotics and LIDAR imaging.

Westermo helps Czech mining operation enhance industrial data communication
March 02, 2018

Westermo helps Czech mining operation enhance industrial data communication

The Vršany Lom open-pit quarry covers an enormous area and mining takes place at several locations simultaneously. The entire network is now running entirely on Westermo WeOS-powered devices, consisting of 60 Westermo Lynx switches and 40 Wolverine Ethernet extenders.

ABB delivers microgrid and storage system to help Jamaican power company integrate renewable energy
February 28, 2018

ABB delivers microgrid and storage system to help Jamaican power company integrate renewable energy

As part of an initiative to integrate more renewable sources into its energy mix, JPS has incorporated about 160 MW of renewable energy into the power grid, accounting for about one quarter of its total generation capacity.

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