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Advancing Automation using IIoT and Industry 4.0 Concepts

AUVESY's versiondog helps maintenance department HTD at Tata Steel reduce downtime
July 11, 2019

AUVESY's versiondog helps maintenance department HTD at Tata Steel reduce downtime

The versiondog change management and version control software has played a key role at Tata Steel for some time now. It was first used by the company in 2011 at its Ijmuiden plant in the Netherlands. At the time, this kind of software was not completely new to the company.

Siemens to help Paragon VTOL Aerospace enhance software and hardware solutions for drone development process
July 09, 2019

Siemens to help Paragon VTOL Aerospace enhance software and hardware solutions for drone development process

Paragon produces industry-specific drone hardware ranging from security applications for agricultural theft and commuter law adherence to human passenger drones.

Siemens helps Brazilian aircraft manufacturer enhance product development process
June 19, 2019

Siemens helps Brazilian aircraft manufacturer enhance product development process

Octans Aircrafts is producing its first aircraft model that will undergo the certification process, the 300A, with capacity for five seats. The company plans to achieve positive results by reducing the time and cost of its processes through the implentation of key technology from Siemens.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rockwell Automation helps Arkansas Steel enhance manufacturing intelligence
January 10, 2019

Rockwell Automation helps Arkansas Steel enhance manufacturing intelligence

While updating the plant’s control layer, IT teams at Arkansas Steel began considering additional opportunities to improve operations. What they found was an issue with workforce utilization: Operators’ attention was divided between the process of creating tie plates and handling data.

Skkynet Cloud Systems helps Siemens enhance digitalization and remote monitoring for Argentinian power plants
December 06, 2018

Skkynet Cloud Systems helps Siemens enhance digitalization and remote monitoring for Argentinian power plants

Tricco was tasked with developing a secure and reliable way to collect data from control systems running at power plants located hundreds of kilometers from the Siemens office. The first phase was to be a pilot—to connect his WinCC OA SCADA system to a Siemens T3000 DCS running at a power plant located about 100 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

Quuppa & ThinkIn help NGK ceramics enhance asset tracking
November 09, 2018

Quuppa & ThinkIn help NGK ceramics enhance asset tracking

In 2017 NGK Ceramics decided to explore how solutions based on a Real Time Locating System (RTLS) could help by providing a Digital Twin of the manufacturing plant

Indegy helps City of Raleigh earn CSO50 Award for public utility security project
October 31, 2018

Indegy helps City of Raleigh earn CSO50 Award for public utility security project

The City partnered with Indegy to implement an industrial security solution that provides visibility, protection and control to detect and prevent threats before they can impact the operation and safety of its water supply systems and utilities.

Cognex helps GM Canada develop chain drive stretching system based on vision sensors
October 29, 2018

Cognex helps GM Canada develop chain drive stretching system based on vision sensors

Working with Cognex, engineers at automotive manufacturer General Motors of Canada Company (GM Canada) developed a chain drive stretching system that measures every link in real time and automatically marks non-compliant links without slowing or stopping the line

Emerson helps Alberta refinery enhance automation technology
October 26, 2018

Emerson helps Alberta refinery enhance automation technology

Using elements of Emerson’s Project Certainty methodology, North West Redwater Partnership reduced global automation engineering complexity and completed the instrumentation and control scope for refinery automation.

COPA-DATA helps Novarc Technologies enhance HMI software
October 03, 2018

COPA-DATA helps Novarc Technologies enhance HMI software

zenon’s application as an HMI gives SWR operators flexibility to set welding parameters. This is a requirement for the environment in which SWR is designed, as almost every job requires some level of customization.

Rockwell Automation and JR Controls help French drill pipe manufacturer enhance control systems
October 01, 2018

Rockwell Automation and JR Controls help French drill pipe manufacturer enhance control systems

Based in France, Vallourec is a supplier of drill pipe for energy companies around the globe. The manufacturer has a presence in 20 countries, including Vallourec Drilling Products USA in Houston.

PcVue helps French hospital achieve IoT equipment integration with LoRaWAN
September 28, 2018

PcVue helps French hospital achieve IoT equipment integration with LoRaWAN

PcVue supervisory and control software from ARC Informatique has been configured as the BMS controlling all the assets like lights, HVAC, ventilation, chiller, temperature, air supply, power, filter pressure, and voltage supplied to special heaters for the hospital.

University of Birmingham chooses Renishaw systems for healthcare research
September 13, 2018

University of Birmingham chooses Renishaw systems for healthcare research

The facility will bring together academics from different disciplines to explore the full potential of additive manufacturing (AM) for medical devices. The University of Birmingham has several active projects to innovate new medical devices and technologies to assist recovery following disease or injury, covering various clinical remits.

CP Automation helps enhance power capabilities for UK port
September 12, 2018

CP Automation helps enhance power capabilities for UK port

As part of a larger infrastructure investment, CP Automation recently installed a Riello 3/1 phase UPS system at 40 kVa at one bustling UK port to improve the duration of its power supply.

Optomec helps University Nebraska-Lincoln to print magnesium medical components
September 11, 2018

Optomec helps University Nebraska-Lincoln to print magnesium medical components

This work is intended to enable 3D printed, patient-specific implants with controlled time to dissolve eliminating the need for second surgeries and thus also reducing risks, costs and suffering for patients.

Elite Control Systems helps Edrington facilitate integrated distillery control
September 10, 2018

Elite Control Systems helps Edrington facilitate integrated distillery control

From a controls perspective, the three-pod design meant a complex system was required. The challenge was developing a system to manage the production interfaces alongside all of the sequencing, interlocking, etc. that is required between each of the pods.

Westfalia Technologies helps Heaven Hill enhance warehouse efficiency
September 06, 2018

Westfalia Technologies helps Heaven Hill enhance warehouse efficiency

The combination of the AS/RS and layer pick system allows Heaven Hill to convey pallets from palletizing to storage and to truck-staging lanes, thereby streamlining the entire order fulfillment process.

AVEVA helps Henkel achieve energy cost savings
September 05, 2018

AVEVA helps Henkel achieve energy cost savings

To achieve its goals, Henkel created an energy monitoring system leveraging Wonderware, part of AVEVA’s industrial software portfolio. Implemented as a digital, Industrial IoT platform, the company now has greater access to more data to improve operational flexibility and scalability.

ABB to help UK dockyard enhance green energy options
September 05, 2018

ABB to help UK dockyard enhance green energy options

ABB is supplying the SFC as part of a complete package including a dry-type 11 kilovolt (kV) to 6.6 kV transformer and control equipment to interface with the dockyard’s electrical management system. The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Honeywell helps Japanese turbocharger plant enhance performance monitoring technology
August 30, 2018

Honeywell helps Japanese turbocharger plant enhance performance monitoring technology

The cloud-based technology allows Honeywell’s Transportation Systems business to remotely identify, analyze and optimize energy consumption of the overall plant as well as all connected field devices. This is the first deployment of the solution in Asia.

Omnify Software helps upgrade manufacturing systems for Coghlin Companies
August 16, 2018

Omnify Software helps upgrade manufacturing systems for Coghlin Companies

As part of a corporate initiative, Columbia Tech and Cogmedix were both investing in new systems to help the companies grow, enhance consistency, and improve quality and traceability. This included upgrading their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and adopting Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems.

Renishaw partners with Bristol Music Trust charity to combine music and STEM education
August 13, 2018

Renishaw partners with Bristol Music Trust charity to combine music and STEM education

As part of the collaboration, Renishaw is demonstrating the role that fun and creativity plays in engineering by supporting Beat Lab, an interactive music-tech initiative.

WELTEC Group to modernize 2.2-MW Biogas Plant in North Germany
August 13, 2018

WELTEC Group to modernize 2.2-MW Biogas Plant in North Germany

The original plant had been set up in 2009 and expanded in 2014. The operator‘s concept was based on the digestion of horse manure and sale of the digestate as fertilizer pellets. However, as the concept turned out to be technically difficult and economically unfeasible, the plant went bankrupt.

HighJump partners with IWMS to help enhance operations for African manufacturer
August 09, 2018

HighJump partners with IWMS to help enhance operations for African manufacturer

BIDCO Africa Limited, with HighJump and the support of iWMS, is gaining end-to-end supply chain transparency to improve workflows and adapt to its growth trajectory. This includes evolving operations with traceability and recall management, inventory management, tracking and shipping via FEFO/FIFO expiry dates, and worker productivity.

Siemens helps PAR Systems enhance crane operation safety
August 08, 2018

Siemens helps PAR Systems enhance crane operation safety

This solution, EXPERTOPERATOR, was developed by PaR Systems (PaR). PaR is a global manufacturer of advanced automation, robotic, and specialty material handling solutions. PaR supports global customers in automotive, aerospace, nuclear, life science, marine and other core industries.

Rockwell Automation partners with West Virginia University to help open rare earths research facility
August 01, 2018

Rockwell Automation partners with West Virginia University to help open rare earths research facility

WVU is partnering with Rockwell Automation to facilitate market readiness through use of their sensor and control technologies in the new WVU facility.