Case Studies & Application Stories 

Schneider Electric helps JFE Engineering enhance process design workflow
August 16, 2017

Schneider Electric helps JFE Engineering enhance process design workflow

As an existing SimSci user, JFE Engineering chose to upgrade to SimCentral to take advantage of its unified platform-based solution, which is expected to result in greater opportunities for efficiency, collaboration and the re-use of simulation assets.

HMS Industrial Networks helps JSI leverage IIoT in paper slitting machine
August 07, 2017

HMS Industrial Networks helps JSI leverage IIoT in paper slitting machine

By using technology from HMS Industrial Networks, and system design by Millennium Controls, JSI can remotely access and control their paper-slitting machine via the internet and also enable wired and wireless communication between different parts of the machine.

VisiConsult helps Swiss security company automate counting processes
August 02, 2017

VisiConsult helps Swiss security company automate counting processes

dormakaba, at its production site in Ennepetal in Germany, was looking for some support for the annual inventory and found the electronical component counting system XRHCount from VisiConsult.

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MAC Solutions helps deliver open PLC communication for British research effort
August 01, 2017

MAC Solutions helps deliver open PLC communication for British research effort

By introducing change management and version control software from M.A.C. Solutions for more than 400 of its programmable devices (PLCs and HMIs) at its facility in Oxfordshire, Diamond Light Source intends to minimize the risk of machine downtime caused by PLC back-up or software code errors

Rockwell Automation helps Cleveland brewing company enhance process analytics
August 01, 2017

Rockwell Automation helps Cleveland brewing company enhance process analytics

The technology gives GLBC greater insight into the health of its beer-brewing machinery to help increase efficiency, improve quality and minimize downtime.

Dell delivers IoT infrastructure to Emerson, Talisen and Innodep
July 28, 2017

Dell delivers IoT infrastructure to Emerson, Talisen and Innodep

According to a new report published by Dell Technologies and the Institute for the Future (IFTF), emerging technologies such as IoT, along with massive advancements in software, big data and processing power, will reshape society.

Pay-as-You-Go Pick-to-Light Redefining Warehouse Automation
July 25, 2017

Pay-as-You-Go Pick-to-Light Redefining Warehouse Automation

By Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Media Consortium
Until now Pick-to-Light equipment has represented a significant fixed capital expense with little consideration for variable use, often driven by seasonality, warehouse/distribution variance, and project management flux. One company, Texas-based Voodoo Robotics has invented a different model for the new generation of Pick-to-Light.

AAEON provides embedded boards for Asian aircraft manufacturer
July 25, 2017

AAEON provides embedded boards for Asian aircraft manufacturer

The client wished to integrate embedded boards into a scalable platform to consolidate their cockpit panels. The deployment of single boards were constrained by specific size demands and environmental limitations. They turned to AAEON's solutions for help.

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OCC helps Tampa water treatment company upgrade fiber optic cabling
July 21, 2017

OCC helps Tampa water treatment company upgrade fiber optic cabling

By Jeff Miller, Optical Cable Corporation (OCC)
Fiber optic cabling upgrade helps fend off lightning strikes, gnawing animals, environmental toxins, and other threats that can interrupt critical communications and control. Concerns of this kind recently drove the Tampa Bay Regional Surface Water Treatment Plant to upgrade from PE-89 outdoor direct burial copper cable to fiber optic cable.

Schneider Electric helps New Zealand water management company built IIoT control solution
July 11, 2017

Schneider Electric helps New Zealand water management company built IIoT control solution

With Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, WaterForce developed a cloud-based IIoT solution so farmers can monitor and control irrigation pumps and pivots from their computer, tablet or smartphone.

An Eye for Detail: Endress + Hauser brings advanced measurement to Cotter Brothers process skid systems
July 11, 2017

An Eye for Detail: Endress + Hauser brings advanced measurement to Cotter Brothers process skid systems

By Martin Raab, Endress+Hauser
Cotter Brothers generates one-third of its revenues with global customers, an area of the business that Randy Cotter Jr. wants to develop further. Many of their custom skid systems are equipped with measurement technology from Endress+Hauser.

Cimcorp delivers automation systems for Algerian tire plant
July 06, 2017

Cimcorp delivers automation systems for Algerian tire plant

Cimcorp will supply automated handling systems based on its ‘Dream Factory’ solution for both upstream and downstream manufacturing processes at the Sétif plant.

Rockwell Automation helps Tyson Foods update control and integration systems
June 30, 2017

Rockwell Automation helps Tyson Foods update control and integration systems

The operating system that supported the Tyson Foods' Wisconsin plant's human machine interface (HMI) application was facing obsolescence. The new solution is based on the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system that incorporates both the Logix control platform and FactoryTalk production management software

Elite Control Systems helps Siemens deliver remote monitoring for Scottish quarry machines
June 26, 2017

Elite Control Systems helps Siemens deliver remote monitoring for Scottish quarry machines

When Tarmac asked Elite Control Systems to assist Siemens in providing them with a way to monitor the Stacker and Reclaimer’s activities through the plant’s existing control system, Elite devised a custom solution.

Rotork helps automate flow control at Mexican hydroelectric facility
June 26, 2017

Rotork helps automate flow control at Mexican hydroelectric facility

The modular CK design enabled the operator to tailor the actuator specification to precisely match the requirements of the application. The selection of CK actuators complete with Centronik digital control units required only the provision of a mains electricity supply to provide automation of the previously hand operated valves.

PCB Piezotronics supplies accelerometers to NOAA weather satellites
June 01, 2017

PCB Piezotronics supplies accelerometers to NOAA weather satellites

PCB's accelerometers were used by Lockheed Martin to measure the dynamic environment of the instrument platform in flight, and to characterize that environment to improve the interpretation of instrument data.

ABB helps automate Quebec lithium mine
May 31, 2017

ABB helps automate Quebec lithium mine

Nemaska Lithium is developing the Whabouchi spodumene deposit to meet the growing global demand for lithium batteries to be used in electric vehicles and energy storage systems, as well as in various consumer electronics.

ABB helps Italian water company improve maintenance efforts
May 26, 2017

ABB helps Italian water company improve maintenance efforts

CBV expects to reduce plant operating costs by up to 30 percent and maintenance time by up to 40 percent when ABB Ability Electrical Distribution Control System is fully implemented at other locations.

Axiomtek provides embedded computing power for SkySpecs autonomous drone
May 24, 2017

Axiomtek provides embedded computing power for SkySpecs autonomous drone

Axiomtek helped mitigate the difficulties encountered with hardware design and allowed the SkySpecs technology team to focus on software development required to make the inspection service possible.

Hammer-IMS delivers automated measurement systems for ANL Plastics
May 11, 2017

Hammer-IMS delivers automated measurement systems for ANL Plastics

ANL Plastics is a European manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging products. ANL Plastics, headquartered in Wellen, Belgium, has three manufacturing plants in Europe, enabling distribution across the continent.