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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 helps Mosaic Company enhance DCS, visibility
August 24, 2018

Rockwell Automation helps Mosaic Company enhance DCS, visibility

To meet growing demands for increased crop yields, Mosaic needed to add a premium fertilizer product line to its New Wales, Florida, facility. In order to accommodate the new process, the company needed to drastically expand the existing distributed control system (DCS).

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.

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.

Beckwood partners with Siemens to produce automated hydraulic press
October 10, 2017

Beckwood partners with Siemens to produce automated hydraulic press

The company was seeking a turnkey package consisting of two 1400-ton hydraulic presses and two automated stamping die handling systems to load and unload the presses more efficiently than the conventional forklift and manual labor-intensive system this customer was currently utilizing.

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 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

Opto 22 helps Pioneer Energy enhance visibility of oil wells
February 02, 2017

Opto 22 helps Pioneer Energy enhance visibility of oil wells

Pioneer Energy faced a significant engineering challenge: how do you reproduce—and exceed—the processing capabilities of an entire gas processing plant in a single, mobile system that can fit on a truck trailer?

Gainco chooses noax to implement industrial HMI in poultry plant
November 14, 2016

Gainco chooses noax to implement industrial HMI in poultry plant

Gainco had strict requirements when it came to choosing an industrial touchscreen computer. After considering different options, Gainco chose the noax S15 PC with the N11 mainboard.

Siemens helps Windhoff automate train car lifting
June 08, 2016

Siemens helps Windhoff automate train car lifting

Windhoff Bahn-und Anlagentechnik used Siemens TIA portal to develop a solution for lifting trains which involves the use of lifting systems recessed in pits in the hall floor.

Scalable control system is at the heart of water-treatment process skid
December 24, 2015

Scalable control system is at the heart of water-treatment process skid

Control Design
By Gregory Möller, University of Idaho-Washington State University
The University of Idaho’s research water-treatment-process trailer includes PLC, HMI, power-distribution components, motor starters, stepper drives and local I/O.

Elipse software controls Petrobras Research Center
September 17, 2015

Elipse software controls Petrobras Research Center

Elipse Software controls cooling and power distribution systems at Petrobras’s Cenpes, one of the largest oil research centers in the world.

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Barco builds dome simulator for drilling operations in South Korea
September 10, 2015

Barco builds dome simulator for drilling operations in South Korea

Twelve Barco F12 WUXGA projectors provide operators with a lifelike, high-resolution environment in which to practice intricate drilling set-ups.

Bosch uses LabVIEW to control drive systems
August 07, 2015

Bosch uses LabVIEW to control drive systems

Rexroth offers preconfigured drive systems with NI’s CompactRIO and the programming environment LabVIEW.

How to incorporate mobility into your maintenance practices
June 16, 2015

How to incorporate mobility into your maintenance practices

Plant Services
By Sheila Kennedy
Portable asset management information puts knowledge where it’s needed. Here‘s how Northwestern Power and Loram Maintenance of Way, use mobile technology.

Matrox Extenders drive 18 Dell UltraSharp displays in New Zealand power plant
May 11, 2015

Matrox Extenders drive 18 Dell UltraSharp displays in New Zealand power plant

Matrox Extio F2408 KVM extenders were installed at New Zealand’s National Control Centres, which operate the National Grid power system.

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 Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer
April 09, 2015

Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer

Siemens Sinumerik CNCs, Simotics motors and Sinamics drives were installed at each lathe, with Simatic PLC and HMI as the master of the entire line.

Rockwell PAC automates harrow disc production
March 18, 2015

Rockwell PAC automates harrow disc production

The new press at North American Tillage was automated with a GuardLogix PAC, PowerFlex VFD, and EtherNet/IP network to fit into their automated process line.

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.

South American steel manufacturer replaces legacy energy management system
December 12, 2014

South American steel manufacturer replaces legacy energy management system

InTech
By Dave Hellyer
The Usiminas plant in Brazil, had been managing an energy system application developed with older HMI software that was no longer supported by the developer. They replaced it with HMI software from Tatsoft.

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Taking denitrification to the next level
December 12, 2014

Taking denitrification to the next level

InTech
By Jaime A. Alba, et al
The water reclamation plant at Prince William County Service Authority in Virginia needed to expand and upgrade its nutrient removal capabilities, control system and SCADA system. The final system has about 5,000 I/O points, 25 PLCs, HMI, and a historian interfaced with reporting software that integrates the SCADA and laboratory databases.

Virtual Reality Provides Real Benefits
December 01, 2014

Virtual Reality Provides Real Benefits

Chemical Processing
By Melissa Tompkins and Manuel Keldenich, Siemens
TOTAL, Paris, is relying on an immersive training simulator (ITS) for operators at two FPSO projects off the coast of Angola, Africa. The simulator provides an accurate 3D immersive environment where a worker can visualize tasks to perform as well as assess and rehearse ways to conduct certain workflows that involve any number of scenarios.

HMI simplifies FDA and USDA compliance reporting
November 25, 2014

HMI simplifies FDA and USDA compliance reporting

By: Julio Delgado, Stock America
HMI software from InduSoft provides eSignatures, database connectivity and other features vital to proper process validation and compliance with food and pharmaceutical regulations.

Indian OEM gets complete automation solution
October 24, 2014

Indian OEM gets complete automation solution

Packaging World
IMA-PG India recently incorporated a complete automation solution in its PG Express blister packing machine for pharmaceutical applications. Kollmorgen Automation Suite software was used, so PLC logic, HMI programming, motion control, and drive control are all integrated.

SCADA system monitors 2,479 wind turbines
September 29, 2014

SCADA system monitors 2,479 wind turbines

Iberdrola Renewables in Oregon uses a SCADA system from PcVue in its National Control Center to monitor every turbine at every wind farm throughout the country. Iberdrola has 2,479 wind turbines, each with 300 to 350 data points, which equates to 700,000 to 850,000 I/O data points on more than 20 servers.

Advanced SCADA Ushers In Era Of Anytime, Anywhere Data Access
September 26, 2014

Advanced SCADA Ushers In Era Of Anytime, Anywhere Data Access

Pipeline and Gas Journal
By Fabio Terezinho, InduSoft
Not all manufacturers are ready to move to cloud-based SCADA, but most have benefited from the move to advanced SCADA solutions that have ushered in the era of access to data anytime from anywhere via a wide variety of platforms.

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Koeberg’s plant status system
September 18, 2014

Koeberg’s plant status system

South African Instrumentation and Control
Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station in South Africa uses a Wonderware System Platform, Historian and Information Manager to provide an overview as well as detailed visualisations of the plant status and KPIs (eg. nuclear core temperatures, cooling temperatures, generated power) to plant engineers as well as senior managers and executives.

Complete OEM control solution for assembly machine
September 12, 2014

Complete OEM control solution for assembly machine

Control Engineering Europe
Premier Paper in Wisconsin uses Mitsubishi PLCs, Variable frequency drives (VFDs), servo controls, and an HMI along with a single control software package in its partition assembler for corrugated and fibre chipboard strips.

August 26, 2014

TopView software monitors power use in the UK

Balancing the supply and demand of electricity is a dynamic challenge and a mandatory requirement for electricity providers on the grid in the UK. Endeco Technologies uses TopView to monitor site power.

New communication system keeps Denver’s commuter trains rolling
August 25, 2014

New communication system keeps Denver’s commuter trains rolling

InTech
The existing LRV train cars operated as intended, but did not provide ample feedback to the operators during operation nor to mechanics about causes of failure. National Instruments and Optimation installed a data logging, communication, and display system into the trains.

PcVue SCADA Automates Dry Docks in Pearl Harbor
August 22, 2014

PcVue SCADA Automates Dry Docks in Pearl Harbor

The dry dock operation has been automated using supervisory and data acquisition systems (SCADA) from PcVue, which control a network of Limitorque actuators.

Real-time oil and gas data in the cloud
August 12, 2014

Real-time oil and gas data in the cloud

Control Engineering
By John Parsons., PML Exploration Services
PML uses a cloud-based HMI and SCADA software system that allows for sharing real-time information about conditions at well sites with management personnel at PML headquarters, as well as with customers.

Better Data Analysis Increases Efficiency at Coffee Plant
August 07, 2014

Better Data Analysis Increases Efficiency at Coffee Plant

An HMI from InduSoft improves productivity through automated monitoring and tracking of operations at Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee in Fort Worth, Texas.

Inductive Automation HMI/SCADA system monitors Fractionation Plant
August 07, 2014

Inductive Automation HMI/SCADA system monitors Fractionation Plant

Enerchem’s Slave Lake fractionation plant in Albert, Canada, replaced an outmoded HMI system with an Ignition HMI/SCADA system from Inductive Automation.

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Automation improves alternator test system
May 25, 2014

Automation improves alternator test system

Plant Engineering
By Bernie Galhoff
Motorcar Parts of America, an autoparts rebuilder, decided to design and build a new testing system in house using a programmable automation controller (PAC) and human machine interface (HMI).

What’s Old is New Again
May 07, 2014

What’s Old is New Again

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
SCADA system helps Merck KGaA, the world’s oldest pharma firm, meet new European and U.S. regulations at its Merck & Cie plant. A central GMP monitoring system that comprises a SCADA system using InduSoft’s Web Studio is installed on an ESXi server, an enterprise-level computer virtual machine.

May 02, 2014

HMI monitors Injection Molding Machines

By Denny Redwine, Kemper Controls
A custom-designed HMI-based solution increased uptime at TGKY, a plastic injection molding facility in Lebanon, KY, by providing continuous real-time monitoring and alarming of machines and associate processes.

Information-rich design for large-screen displays
April 17, 2014

Information-rich design for large-screen displays

Nuclear Engineering International
By Alf Ove Braseth
A new approach to human-machine interfaces has produced a radically different design of control room displays. The first of these has now been installed at the Halden research reactor in Norway.

Roxtec seals up Carometec food production touch screen panels
February 28, 2014

Roxtec seals up Carometec food production touch screen panels

Carometec produces touch screen control panels, contained in a stainless steel enclosure, for use in slaughterhouses where they get pressure hosing at a temperature of over 80°C to kill all bacteria.

February 28, 2014

PcVue supervises 400 tanks of champagne

PcVue HMI software monitors and supervises 400 fermentation tanks at champagne maker Veuve Clicquot in France.