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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.

NUM works with Chinese machine building company to develop 8-axis CNC machining center
July 05, 2018

NUM works with Chinese machine building company to develop 8-axis CNC machining center

OPMT is a company based in Fo’shan – of Guangdong Province – in south China. For its latest project, OPMT was asked by Guangdong University of Technology to develop a machining center that combined high speed laser cutting and milling capabilities.

Siemens helps SencorpWhite enhance motion and heat control in Ultra 2 inline thermoformer
May 04, 2018

Siemens helps SencorpWhite enhance motion and heat control in Ultra 2 inline thermoformer

Onboard, 44 zones of heating are being controlled by a monitoring system supplied by Siemens, who also supplied the servos and other motion control components for this machine.

ABB helps Bayer implement modular automation solution
April 13, 2018

ABB helps Bayer implement modular automation solution

ABB has developed a solution for modularization with plug and produce capabilities and a pilot is currently ongoing with one of the major life science companies, Bayer AG.

TM Robotics help Finnish facility automate material handing operations
March 26, 2018

TM Robotics help Finnish facility automate material handing operations

Finland-based Orfer Oy needed to automate to speed up its packaging operations. With this in mind, Orfer standardized on the Toshiba Machine TH650A high-speed SCARA robot for the BoxCellPlus.

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.

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

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.

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.

Siemens' SIRIUS 3RR Monitoring Relays helps EcoClean avoid downtime
October 05, 2017

Siemens' SIRIUS 3RR Monitoring Relays helps EcoClean avoid downtime

The main symptom of EcoClean's heating problem was excessive heating times. Due to the heaters consisting of several heating elements, the issue might have been a blown fuse or an open element pulling less current than it should.

Emerson helps Karma Culture create refrigeration-free probiotic beverages
October 02, 2017

Emerson helps Karma Culture create refrigeration-free probiotic beverages

Today, the KarmaCap manufacturing process features automated production using Emerson’s Branson SW300 servo-driven spin welders to produce caps that are free from the issues associated with snap-fit seals –improving production efficiency and eliminating nearly all rejects.

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.

Menzel pump drives help facilitate Egyptian water pump station
September 12, 2017

Menzel pump drives help facilitate Egyptian water pump station

The Egyptian Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW) recently sourced four custom-made pump drives from special motor manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren for installation in a water pump station in Cairo.

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

Rotork helps automate flow control at Mexican hydroelectric facility
June 26, 2017

Rotork helps automate flow control at Mexican hydroelectric facility

The modular CK design enabled the operator to tailor the actuator specification to precisely match the requirements of the application. The selection of CK actuators complete with Centronik digital control units required only the provision of a mains electricity supply to provide automation of the previously hand operated valves.

PCB Piezotronics supplies accelerometers to NOAA weather satellites
June 01, 2017

PCB Piezotronics supplies accelerometers to NOAA weather satellites

PCB's accelerometers were used by Lockheed Martin to measure the dynamic environment of the instrument platform in flight, and to characterize that environment to improve the interpretation of instrument data.

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.

Axiomtek provides embedded computing power for SkySpecs autonomous drone
May 24, 2017

Axiomtek provides embedded computing power for SkySpecs autonomous drone

Axiomtek helped mitigate the difficulties encountered with hardware design and allowed the SkySpecs technology team to focus on software development required to make the inspection service possible.

Kepware helps Teel Plastics bring IoT to their operations
April 06, 2017

Kepware helps Teel Plastics bring IoT to their operations

Teel Plastics was inspired to find a solution that would allow operators to control all pieces electronically and reduce human error. They ultimately found that Kepware’s IoT Gateway for KEPServerEX provided the way to control all the essential components.

Remtec delivers robotic material handling for Dana Inc.
February 23, 2017

Remtec delivers robotic material handling for Dana Inc.

In early 2016, Dana Incorporated contracted Remtec Automation to design, manufacture and install an automated turnkey robotic material handling system with vision guidance for a rear axle assembly, integrating the workcell into an existing conveyor system.

ABB provides controlled transmission drives for Indian mining company
February 21, 2017

ABB provides controlled transmission drives for Indian mining company

Located in Northwest India, the mine delivers lignite, sometimes called brown coal, to the Jallipa Kapurdi coal-fired power plant. Initially the lignite was transported by truck, but mine officials determined that a long conveyor would be a better solution.

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Greer Industries chooses Emerson's Powerdrive FX variable speed drive to enhance mining production
January 30, 2017

Greer Industries chooses Emerson's Powerdrive FX variable speed drive to enhance mining production

The product is being used as a regenerative drive on a downhill conveyor at one of the company’s limestone mining facilities. Leroy-Somer was selected as the preferred supplier following a recommendation when the conveyor’s existing drive became obsolete.

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ELNOR delivers automated coffee grinding for MAHLKÖNIG
January 27, 2017

ELNOR delivers automated coffee grinding for MAHLKÖNIG

To meet MAHLKÖNIG’s high-precision requirements, ELNOR ensures accurate production and assembly of its motor parts. Engineers from ELNOR perform geometric verification measurements on a CMM as well as noise and vibration investigations in its laboratory.

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.

Egemin to build third automated warehouse for potato products manufacturer Agristo
November 18, 2016

Egemin to build third automated warehouse for potato products manufacturer Agristo

The fully automated deep freeze warehouse will be built in Wielsbeke (90 km West of Brussels) on a 25-hectare lot. Alongside the storage facilities, Agristo is also erecting production buildings and green zones.

Menzel Elektromotoren delivers dust resistant motor for Senegalese cement manufacturer
November 03, 2016

Menzel Elektromotoren delivers dust resistant motor for Senegalese cement manufacturer

The motor, which provides the plant with finely ground coal dust to meet the plant's primary energy needs, is operated in a hazardous area classified as zone 22.

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's Unidrive 600M boosts sugar delivery at Thai plant
October 25, 2016

Emerson's Unidrive 600M boosts sugar delivery at Thai plant

Mitr Phol Sugar Corp is the largest sugar producer in Thailand today, the biggest in Asia and the world’s fourth largest, producing 2 million tons of sugar a year from its various plants.

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.

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

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.

Inex dairy chooses Leroy-Somer motors to drive eneergy savings
September 09, 2016

Inex dairy chooses Leroy-Somer motors to drive eneergy savings

A Belgium-based producer of dairy products, Inex is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer. .

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SKF automates factory with Egemin automated storage system
August 25, 2016

SKF automates factory with Egemin automated storage system

With the new system, SKF can organize the logistics of its bearings, lubricants and seal products more efficiently and economically. The completed installation went into operation earlier this year.

ABB's Dodge CST drive system improves conveyor reliability at Norwegian mine
August 19, 2016

ABB's Dodge CST drive system improves conveyor reliability at Norwegian mine

ABB’s Dodge controlled start transmission (CST) drive system is helping prevent repeated breakdowns of a 700 meter (m) conveyor at a Norwegian mine, saving up to NOK 1 million ($120,000/107,000€) in lost production each time.

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Control Techniques magnet motor reduces energy usage for dairy producer
August 19, 2016

Control Techniques magnet motor reduces energy usage for dairy producer

The solution, which also features a Leroy-Somer Powerdrive high-power modular drive, is being used in an industrial refrigeration system that cools milk after pasteurisation or sterilisation.

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Menzel delivers two motors for Bolivian cement mill
August 17, 2016

Menzel delivers two motors for Bolivian cement mill

The mill, which manufactures high-strength cement with 5000 Blaine, is not only the country's first vertical roller mill for cement grinding. At 4000 meters above sea level it is also the highest installed elevation of an OK mill in the entire Americas.

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ABB delivers automation systems to Maine tissue mill
August 04, 2016

ABB delivers automation systems to Maine tissue mill

ABB’s delivery for both machines at the new mill includes quality control systems, tissue machine drive systems, 800xA control systems, collaborative production management, as well as motors, drives, and electrification equipment and infrastructure, and a resident service contract.

Menzel delivers motors to drive ventilation for Asian mining operation
July 19, 2016

Menzel delivers motors to drive ventilation for Asian mining operation

The two three-phase squirrel cage motors with 1,700 kW, 992 min-1 and 6000 V required especially adapted housings to match the desired motor dimensions.

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