Case Studies & Application Stories 

Women of STEM: Greene Tweed’s Amy AlSahsah
June 12, 2019

Women of STEM: Greene Tweed’s Amy AlSahsah

During her career, Amy AlSahsah has certified over 300 candidates in Lean Six Sigma from White Belt to Black Belt. Her first Black Belt project saved $995,000 in one year and increased the product’s profitability.

Micro-Epsilon helps Donfabs & Consillia enhance inspection process
June 05, 2019

Micro-Epsilon helps Donfabs & Consillia enhance inspection process

The task was to measure the wear on the power rail to ensure it was not worn beyond the conductor rail. This would cause a loss of connection and stuttering of the train, which in turn leads to disruptions and an uncomfortable ride for commuters. Previously, the track bed geometry was checked through visual inspection by the operator.

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing announces creation of 3D printed diamond composite
May 24, 2019

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing announces creation of 3D printed diamond composite

The diamond composite will be unveiled at the RAPID + TCT show in Detroit May 21 - 23, 2019, North America’s event for Additive Manufacturing.

NUM  helps Taiwanese machine tool company develop CNC grinding machines for manufacturing specialist gears
May 22, 2019

NUM helps Taiwanese machine tool company develop CNC grinding machines for manufacturing specialist gears

Based entirely on NUM’s Flexium+ 68 CNC platform, Chien Wei’s machines are designed to speed the production of both involute and cycloidal profile precision gears.

ABB announces its first CO2-neutral production site in Germany
May 08, 2019

ABB announces its first CO2-neutral production site in Germany

The installed ABB technology will generate enough power to cover on sunny days 100 percent of the factories` power requirements.

Emerson helps U.K. refinery implement terminal automation system
May 02, 2019

Emerson helps U.K. refinery implement terminal automation system

The scalable, enterprise-level midstream logistics management solution based on Emerson’s TerminalManager software and DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) is working to help the terminal achieve its goals

KEB Automation helps automate Parisian river restaurant boat
April 29, 2019

KEB Automation helps automate Parisian river restaurant boat

The 300-ton vessel, which is 38 meters long and can hold up to 200 passengers, will offer more than 700 cruises per year, with each cruise featuring a two-hour journey through Paris.

InfiNet Wireless helps Kazakhstani oilfield automate production processes
April 25, 2019

InfiNet Wireless helps Kazakhstani oilfield automate production processes

With telecommunications company KRIS-Service, responsible for the development and implementation of system of facility remote monitoring (SFRM), the solution was designed to automate oil production processes and reduce illegal oil turnover.

Danish sawmill turns to CC-Link IE to enhance automation control
April 19, 2019

Danish sawmill turns to CC-Link IE to enhance automation control

To keep operations at the site in Ribe smooth and efficient, DTE needed a communication network technology able to connect the inverters to PLCs and ensure that the machines could instantly adjust their parameters for optimal performance.

Sandvik creates 'unsmashable guitar' via additive manufacturing, 3D printing for Swedish guitarist
April 11, 2019

Sandvik creates 'unsmashable guitar' via additive manufacturing, 3D printing for Swedish guitarist

Global engineering company Sandvik decided to test its additive manufacturing and 3D printing techniques by building the world’s first all-metal, unbreakable guitar and letting Malmsteen unleash his smashing skills.

Auvesy's version dog helps monitor Industrial control system programs for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN
March 27, 2019

Auvesy's version dog helps monitor Industrial control system programs for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research uses the system to manage the data of around 500 components, making versiondog one of CERN's standard technologies.

Polymer Producer Mobilizes Field Device Management to Optimize Productivity and Increase Maintenance Efficiency
March 04, 2019

Polymer Producer Mobilizes Field Device Management to Optimize Productivity and Increase Maintenance Efficiency

French manufacturer SNF reduces maintenance effort and cost by implementing a modern FDT2®-based device management tablet solution for plant processes and well injection skids

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AW-Lake Coriolis Mass Flow Meters help monitor paint supplies for airplane manufacturing facility
February 25, 2019

AW-Lake Coriolis Mass Flow Meters help monitor paint supplies for airplane manufacturing facility

The TRICOR TCM 0325 Coriolis Mass Flow Meters detect air bubbles by monitoring the paint’s specific gravity. When the paint in pressure vessels begins to empty, air is introduced into the paint stream that results in a downward spike in paint gravity. Low paint specific gravity levels serve as an early warning for over-agitation and out-of-paint conditions.

Rockwell Automation and Rovisys help Hardy Industrial Technologies upgrade distributed control system (DCS)
February 25, 2019

Rockwell Automation and Rovisys help Hardy Industrial Technologies upgrade distributed control system (DCS)

Hardy wanted to abandon the dependency on just a few raw materials and instead use other nontraditional materials that were untapped in the marketplace. To do this, Hardy needed to overhaul the outdated controllers and distributed control system (DCS) that existed in the plant.

Rockwell Automation helps Midwest Farmers Cooperative enhance distributed control systems
January 31, 2019

Rockwell Automation helps Midwest Farmers Cooperative enhance distributed control systems

MFC worked with system integrator Wachter Inc. to design an automated facility, based on the PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) from Rockwell Automation.

ABB helps enhance Spanish indoor skydiving facility with variable speed drives
January 31, 2019

ABB helps enhance Spanish indoor skydiving facility with variable speed drives

The Windoor Realfly vertical indoor wind tunnel in Empuriabrava uses variable speed drives (VSDs) to control the fans that generate winds of 150-300 km/hour.

TOSIBOX helps Gröninger Cleaning Systems enable remote machine management
January 25, 2019

TOSIBOX helps Gröninger Cleaning Systems enable remote machine management

Gröninger Cleaning Systems equipped its machinery in remote locations with TOSIBOX Locks, enabling remote control and maintenance. Behind each TOSIBOX Lock there are about 30 to 40 devices such as drives, PLCs, HMIs and control cabinets that are connected and directly accessible via a TOSIBOX Key.

KASTO helps German steel merchant implement bar storage and distribution system
January 22, 2019

KASTO helps German steel merchant implement bar storage and distribution system

The KASTO solution is based on a UNICOMPACT storage system which, with a height of 15 m and a length of 115 m, has space for around 10,000 cassettes. Each cassette can accommodate material up to six metres in length and has a payload of up to 3.4 tonnes.

Siemens helps Brazilian steel works company digitalize operations
January 18, 2019

Siemens helps Brazilian steel works company digitalize operations

With a goal of increasing productivity and shortening the development time of new products, Maxiforja has adopted Femap software, the Plant Simulation solution in the Tecnomatix portfolio, the Teamcenter portfolio, NX software and Line Designer from Siemens in order to reach its goal of becoming a digitalized enterprise.

Siemens helps Konecranes implement digital innovation platform
January 11, 2019

Siemens helps Konecranes implement digital innovation platform

Using the Siemens platform for digital innovation, Konecranes has been able to connect the data from all of these organizations to create one 360 degree view of how prototypes are running and performing, and correlating requirements to, real world performance data.