Case Studies & Application Stories 

COPA-DATA helps Slovenian energy utility company enable remote monitoring capabilities
February 12, 2018

COPA-DATA helps Slovenian energy utility company enable remote monitoring capabilities

The plant control system refurbishment with zenon resulted in an operational cost reduction of 30 per cent and a 15 per cent production increase through the elimination of downtime and sub-optimal operation.

Matrox Imaging helps NASA digitize over 90,000 planetary mission images
January 10, 2018

Matrox Imaging helps NASA digitize over 90,000 planetary mission images

In 2015, NASA partnered with the University of Arizona, providing funding to digitize the film images and data from the Surveyor moon landers that have been in storage since the 1960s.

TrendMiner helps Arlanxeo enhance analytics software for chemical production facilities
January 05, 2018

TrendMiner helps Arlanxeo enhance analytics software for chemical production facilities

Arlanxeo, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and LANXESS, is a chemical company that develops, manufactures and markets synthetic rubber and high-performance elastomers for use in various industries.

AMK helps Kocher+Beck enhance servo technology for its matrix transfer winders
January 04, 2018

AMK helps Kocher+Beck enhance servo technology for its matrix transfer winders

By Thorsten Sienk, AMK
The UR Precision U unwinding system of Kocher+Beck is designed to feed web material to printing and converting machines nonstop from the role. The system is driven by centralized and decentralized servo technology from AMK.

ABB helps boost low-emission power distribution for Toronto public transit
December 22, 2017

ABB helps boost low-emission power distribution for Toronto public transit

The project is part of an $8.4 billion investment from the Ontario government to expand public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

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Siemens to help U.S. military base in Germany enhance energy efficiency
December 18, 2017

Siemens to help U.S. military base in Germany enhance energy efficiency

Siemens and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers signed a €7.9 million (~$9.4 million USD) contract to install, operate and maintain several energy conservation measures at the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM) headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, 23 miles from Frankfurt.

AMK helps HERO GmbH decentralize servo drive technology for cleaner operations
December 08, 2017

AMK helps HERO GmbH decentralize servo drive technology for cleaner operations

Thanks to drive and control technology from AMK, the solutions of HERO GmbH in Sigmaringendorf, Germany, have done away with anything that is not actually needed to meet the precise product quality standards.

Omnify Software helps enhance PLM capabilities for 6 River Systems' robotics facility
December 05, 2017

Omnify Software helps enhance PLM capabilities for 6 River Systems' robotics facility

6RS needed a new system to document and control all product lifecycle information and ensure clear communication of information. The system also had to provide complete and detailed Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) to their CM.

Rotork helps Kansas water treatment facility enhance electric valve actuators
December 04, 2017

Rotork helps Kansas water treatment facility enhance electric valve actuators

In the gravity filter plant, 18 butterfly valves are situated in an area beneath a walkway which made it difficult to access and operate the old actuators. With the Rotork actuators, the installation of Remote Hand Stations (RHS) has now eliminated this problem.

AMK helps Lohmann & Rauscher modularize with decentralized drive technology
November 30, 2017

AMK helps Lohmann & Rauscher modularize with decentralized drive technology

The advantage of modular design is that it reduces planning and configuration efforts and brings the plant back and ready for production relatively quickly. In order to implement this, Lohmann & Rauscher had to find the right decentralized drive technology

Lighthouse Systems helps SunPower integrate MES and automation in Mexican facility
November 22, 2017

Lighthouse Systems helps SunPower integrate MES and automation in Mexican facility

The manufacturing system - combining smart equipment, improved processes, plant automation and MES software - delivered on traceability and compliance requirements as well as on efficiencies.

BA Systèmes helps Sappi automate Dutch paper mill
November 22, 2017

BA Systèmes helps Sappi automate Dutch paper mill

BA Systèmes has completed the partial automation of Sappi’s Maastricht paper mill in the Netherlands. The fleet of 7 counterbalanced AGVs constitutes an automated solution for integrated production and storage flows.

ABB to help charge electric buses in Gothenburg
November 22, 2017

ABB to help charge electric buses in Gothenburg

Due for delivery in spring 2018, two fast chargers will be installed at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Eriksberg Square, on line 16 of the city’s bus network, on which two prototype electric articulated high capacity buses from Volvo will operate.

True Innovation and the Advantages of Experience
November 10, 2017

True Innovation and the Advantages of Experience

By Graham McGregor, Siemens Industry
All the flashy bells and whistles in the world can’t make up for knowledge gained through experience. And in the world of industrial automation, nowhere is this more applicable than in the battle for the world’s best level measurement technologies.

Paul Wurth Group turns to Prediktor's Apis Software to enhance data management
November 08, 2017

Paul Wurth Group turns to Prediktor's Apis Software to enhance data management

The overall objective of the delivery is to provide Paul Wurth with an advanced real-time data management and historian solution based on Apis.

NEXCOM's Control Panel PC Solution Converts Legacy PLC and HMI to Build IoT-Enabled Machines
November 02, 2017

NEXCOM's Control Panel PC Solution Converts Legacy PLC and HMI to Build IoT-Enabled Machines

NEXCOM's Control Panel PC Solution facilitates control and adaptability of tube cutting machines to handle stainless steel tubes improving speed, quality, and productivity for the manufacturer.

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Siemens supplies electrical equipment for underground copper mine in Mongolia
November 02, 2017

Siemens supplies electrical equipment for underground copper mine in Mongolia

The delivery comprises the new conveyor system with gearless and conventional drives from thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. The system extends the existing opencast mining facility and is expected to bring 95,000 tons of copper ore to the surface per day.

Honeywell helps SECCO enhance operator training simulator system
October 20, 2017

Honeywell helps SECCO enhance operator training simulator system

SECCO plans to use part of the suite known as Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Operations, which is a cloud-deployed learning solution that enables access to simulation-based operator training.

Kistler transducers help Jaguar Land Rover enhance wheel measurements
October 19, 2017

Kistler transducers help Jaguar Land Rover enhance wheel measurements

The method adopted by Jaguar Land Rover uses Kistler RoaDyn Wheel Force Transducers for measuring the three forces and three moments of a rotating wheel under real world operating conditions

SABIC turns to Yokogawa TDLS analyzers to enhance safety function and production
October 11, 2017

SABIC turns to Yokogawa TDLS analyzers to enhance safety function and production

By Jon Moscovic, Lead Reliability Engineer, SABIC
SABIC’s situation proved to be harder than most typical applications due to a mix of specific conditions. For many years operators struggled while working with paramagnetic and electrochemical cell sensors.