Electrical & Control Panels

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.

CP Automation and Rockwell Automation partner to help alleviate drought in Namibia
September 20, 2017

CP Automation and Rockwell Automation partner to help alleviate drought in Namibia

Eco Projects was undertaking a 17 month project in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, to alleviate a critical water shortage. Using boreholes, a deep, narrow hole made in the ground to locate water, the client pumped water to various reservoirs. This is to provide an accessible store of water for Windhoek.

NI works with Innovari to enhance efficiency in grid operations
September 19, 2017

NI works with Innovari to enhance efficiency in grid operations

Innovari’s Interactive Energy Platform (IEP) uses artificial intelligence, “big data” analytics, proprietary optimization routines and grid-edge hardware built on NI technology to deliver capacity and address grid demand.

Lighthouse helps Mexican solar energy company enable smart manufacturing
September 15, 2017

Lighthouse helps Mexican solar energy company enable smart manufacturing

The opportunity for change came with the build of a brand new factory in Ensanada, Mexico. The manufacturing system combining smart equipment, improved processes, high degree of plant automation and MES software delivered on traceability and compliance requirements as well as on efficiencies.

ABB installs fast-charging station for electric vehicles at Prague supermarket
September 14, 2017

ABB installs fast-charging station for electric vehicles at Prague supermarket

This type of charging station has been installed at Lidl stores all over Europe. There are currently more than 100 charging stations in operation in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Slovakia, Poland, France, Switzerland, Spain and Hungary.

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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

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.

Rockwell Automation helps Loparex alleviate power supply drops with sag-correction system
March 27, 2017

Rockwell Automation helps Loparex alleviate power supply drops with sag-correction system

For more than a decade, the company’s 305,000-square-foot production facility in Hammond, Wisconsin, had been experiencing voltage sags several times per year that disrupted its largest production line. To get a better grip on the voltage-sag problem, Loparex installed the Allen-Bradley i-Sense and i-Grid intelligent network system from Rockwell Automation on its largest coating line.

Westermo helps Electricity North West upgrade to Ethernet/IP communications network
March 13, 2017

Westermo helps Electricity North West upgrade to Ethernet/IP communications network

The modernised, `non-operations’ network provides reliability and bandwidth helping the company to better monitor and control the supply of electricity to 2.4 million properties in the UK.

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Advanticsys helps Welsh high school enhance wireless building management efficiency
March 10, 2017

Advanticsys helps Welsh high school enhance wireless building management efficiency

Advanticsys wireless solution supporting M-Bus and Modbus RTU / TCP was chosen by the School and Cardiff Council due to the non-intrusive nature of the installation, with little preparatory work needed resulting in a cost reduction compared to other wired alternatives.

Citelum and Paradox Engineering work to make Siracusa, Italy a 'Smart City'
March 01, 2017

Citelum and Paradox Engineering work to make Siracusa, Italy a 'Smart City'

Citelum’s project was designed to achieve four main targets: energy efficiency, city beautification, remote control and management of lighting points, data transmission systems.

Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer's speed drives enhance energy efficiency for Dutch fishing vessel
January 26, 2017

Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer's speed drives enhance energy efficiency for Dutch fishing vessel

The solution comprises a number of Unidrive M variable speed drives, along with motors, transformers, brake resistors, rectifier units and generators.

NS Wash selects Stahlin enclosures for vehicle wash facility
November 18, 2016

NS Wash selects Stahlin enclosures for vehicle wash facility

NS Wash put suppliers on notice to find quality enclosures at a fair price. One came back with some Stahlin Non-Metallic enclosures samples

Siemens helps chewing gum factory integrate disparate automation systems
October 31, 2016

Siemens helps chewing gum factory integrate disparate automation systems

The confectioner needed to upgrade its chewing gum sheeter machines, with a retrofit of servomotor and drive technologies as well as implementation of fully-integrated systems

Emerson Industrial delivers motor control to oilfield cranes
October 21, 2016

Emerson Industrial delivers motor control to oilfield cranes

A US-based specialist in the supply of complete electrical packages for oil rig cranes is using Control Techniques AC and DC drives as part of a $500,000+ order involving the upgrade of 10 LeTourneau cranes.

Schneider Electric to deliver automation controller for Vallejo, CA flood control
October 12, 2016

Schneider Electric to deliver automation controller for Vallejo, CA flood control

Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will implement its Modicon M580 programmable automation controller (ePAC) platform to help the VSFCD continue to improve the quality wastewater and flood control services it provides to the people of the district.

Emerson's Unidrive M upgrades production for tissue manufacturer
October 10, 2016

Emerson's Unidrive M upgrades production for tissue manufacturer

Soffass produces a range of products including Regina, as well as a wide selection of other products aimed at the global consumer tissue paper market. The company is a long-term user of Control Techniques variable speed drives

Czech chemical plant chooses Westermo switches for power control
October 03, 2016

Czech chemical plant chooses Westermo switches for power control

A complete new network backbone for power control and distribution as well as an upgraded network backbone for the emergency shutdown system has been built with Westermo switches to support the applications in the Ethylene unit.

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Siemens to supply propulsion systems for all-electric ferries
September 29, 2016

Siemens to supply propulsion systems for all-electric ferries

The all-electric ferries operated by Fjord1 will ply the E39 Anda-Lote route on the west coast of Norway. Both will have a cargo capacity of 120 cars, twelve trailers and 349 passengers. Operation on the 2.4 kilometer-long route will start in January 2018.

Stahlin's enclosures provide protection for ECS compost temperature sensors
September 22, 2016

Stahlin's enclosures provide protection for ECS compost temperature sensors

Engineered Composted Systems needed a strong corrosive resistant NEMA 4X enclosure that could survive this environment and protect their RF TeleProbe system. Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures was able to put together an enclosure package that met ECS needs.

Sensor Concepts chooses Acromag's XCOM-6400 for InfiniSCAN measurement systems
August 25, 2016

Sensor Concepts chooses Acromag's XCOM-6400 for InfiniSCAN measurement systems

Although the original intent was to use the power management system to reduce processor throughput and keep the board operating under 20 watts per hazardous location requirements, SCI chose to proceed with a design based on the XCOM-6400-108E-LF that allows full processor throughput.

Dalian Metro uses Rockwell Automation to integrate system, cuts energy usage by 12%
August 24, 2016

Dalian Metro uses Rockwell Automation to integrate system, cuts energy usage by 12%

The entire Dalian metro system includes more than 50 redundant Allen-Bradley MicroLogix and CompactLogix controllers with about 100,000 I/O points across the different stations.

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Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company
July 27, 2016

Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company

Freudenberg needed to replace an AC drive within their nonwoven production facility in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The need for a small footprint drove them to the Unidrive SP AC drive from Emerson.

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ABB increases efficiency of EPCC's cement production lines in Saudi Arabia
June 30, 2016

ABB increases efficiency of EPCC's cement production lines in Saudi Arabia

The project upgraded the existing 75 MV Switchgear Panels to the latest protection relay generation, and integrated the power supply systems with the ABB 800xA automation system already in place. Commissioning was completed in February 2016.

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ABB to automate 13km conveyor system at Chuquicamata copper mine in Chile
May 06, 2016

ABB to automate 13km conveyor system at Chuquicamata copper mine in Chile

The belt system will deliver copper ore from the underground mine directly to the concentrator plant, 13 kilometers away from the mine site.

Stahlin Enclosures prevent corrosion in Detroit water treatment plant
July 17, 2015

Stahlin Enclosures prevent corrosion in Detroit water treatment plant

Commerce Controls installed Stahlin non-metallic enclosures on filter control panels and a phosphoric chemical dosing panel at the City of Detroit, Springwells Facility

Panel building advances OEM’s delivery times
June 24, 2015

Panel building advances OEM’s delivery times

Control Design
By Dave Perkon
Northwind Air Systems, manufacturer of the DuroVac brand of industrial vacuums, collaborated with engineers at Eaton over about four months to create a proprietary software application that helps expedite the design, engineering, drawings and delivery of the control cabinet.

Eliminate Cabling Costs Through Proprietary Wireless Networking
June 23, 2015

Eliminate Cabling Costs Through Proprietary Wireless Networking

Pumps & Systems
Public water utility employees in Lage, Germany, chose a wireless system with a stand-alone solar power system to provide an independent power supply. By selecting both a wireless I/O signal radio system and a stand-alone solar power system, employees were able to eliminate the need to lay any cable. This saved between $25 and $35 per foot for digging trenches and routing cables.

June 13, 2015

Protecting Singapore’s Changi Airport power with automatic transfer switches

InTech
By Nam Paik
Thales Group, a French military and civilian aviation systems integrator, applied an automatic transfer switch, which is essentially a battery-less UPS system with two autonomous input AC sources, to protect Singapore’s Changi Airport’s systems.

EPLAN helps design control panels at Bilfinger GreyLogix
June 02, 2015

EPLAN helps design control panels at Bilfinger GreyLogix

Bilfinger GreyLogix uses Engineering Configuration One (EEC One) for control cabinet manufacturing.

Control solution withstands temperature extremes
April 25, 2015

Control solution withstands temperature extremes

Control Engineering Europe
MSI Tec designed a panel to control natural gas engines at the City of Tucson’s well pumps. Temperatures in Tuscon can climb above 110°F and the low often drops below freezing. Meanwhile, humidity ranges from an average low of 5% in June to an average high of 75% in July. The control panels would need to be installed at 43 sites around the city.

February 23, 2015

Renewable energy research facility power monitor

InTech
By Jennifer Palumbo, Optimation Technology
NREL researchers needed a system for monitoring power usage and controlling safety systems for each experiment or laboratory on a facility-wide scale. The solution monitors electrical conditioning components between the ESIF’s power sources (120 V, 240 V, 480 V, 600 VAC, and 1,000 VDC on 250 A and 1,600 A buses) and the laboratory power connections.

Eliminating downtime caused by lightning strikes
February 20, 2015

Eliminating downtime caused by lightning strikes

Control Engineering Europe
Tüpras Kirikkale petroleum refinery suffered a series of electrical trips, caused by lighting strikes in the area. Yokogawa Italy identified the root cause of the plant shutdowns and suggested improvements to field instrument grounding in the plant, through the use of dedicated wiring instead of mechanical connection to piping.

Eaton Helps Advetec Keep Waste Digestion Under Control
February 08, 2015

Eaton Helps Advetec Keep Waste Digestion Under Control

Process & Control Today
Advetec Advanced Environmental Technologies, a manufacturer of bio-thermic waste disposal technology, uses Eaton’s SmartWire-DT lean panel wiring system and XV-152 touch-screen operator interface panel.

Roxtec seals cables on motor controllers
November 26, 2014

Roxtec seals cables on motor controllers

Roeslein & Associates in St. Louis uses Roxtec cable sealing systems in ArmorStart distributed motor controllers to help meet the need for more cables to bring in 3-phase and control voltage for new installations.

Roxtec seals up Beverage Machine cables
October 06, 2014

Roxtec seals up Beverage Machine cables

KHS, a manufacturer of filling and packaging systems for the beverage and food industries, uses Roxtec systems to route multiple pre-terminated cables through one opening, eliminating the cost and labor of cutting connection cables and making individual holes for each.

Roxtec seals up Haas-Meincke Food Processing Equipment
June 23, 2014

Roxtec seals up Haas-Meincke Food Processing Equipment

Roxtec seals keep dust out and prevent water from entering and damaging equipment for industrial bakeries during high pressure hosing.

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June 20, 2014

SEL Relays Protect K+S Potash Mine in Canada

SEL relays protect miner sleds that power the mining equipment, and drive sleds that power pumps, fans, lighting, and everything else in the mine.

Roxtec Seals protect data  center cables from water
June 17, 2014

Roxtec Seals protect data center cables from water

The Project Q data center in the city of Queretaro, México, had to route multiple cables and pipes through 45-centimeter thick walls, while maintaining the protective integrity of the walls. Roxtec cable entry solutions proved effective protection.