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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.

Streamlined Motor Management System Boosts Biomass Power Generation
August 16, 2014

Streamlined Motor Management System Boosts Biomass Power Generation

Pumps & Systems
By Matthias Borutta, Phoenix Contact
The Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner Piteå paper plant in northeast Sweden installed motor management, hybrid motor starters and a fieldbus gateway to detect worn sootblowers before failure.

Feed manufacturer reaps rewards of totally integrated automation
April 22, 2014

Feed manufacturer reaps rewards of totally integrated automation

Process & Control Engineering
The Thompson & Redwood plant in Australia uses a S7-300 PLC with integrated Ethernet port connected to WinCC SCADA and a field programming unit over Profinet to control the grinding and mixing plant.

Fast PROFINET device implementation in Windows
March 02, 2014

Fast PROFINET device implementation in Windows

Industrial Ethernet Book
Unglaube integrated the PROFINET Device Protocol Stack from Softing Industrial Automation into their Data Matrix code reader system.

Smart PROFIBUS Monitoring Leads to Fast Results
August 01, 2013

Smart PROFIBUS Monitoring Leads to Fast Results

Spuntech Industries’ North Carolina plant has a Profibus network that runs seven PLCs with approximately 350 nodes. To help diagnose problems, Spuntech installed Trebing + Himstedt’s TH LINK hardware and TH SCOPE diagnostic software.

Plant Asset Management with FDT and PROFIBUS
August 01, 2013

Plant Asset Management with FDT and PROFIBUS

The Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment in Colorado had 35 gateway access points to monitor and troubleshoot all the instruments and processes within the Profibus network. They replaced the gateways with Trebing + Himstedt’s TH LINK devices.

Softing's PROFINET software helps control steel plant
June 20, 2013

Softing's PROFINET software helps control steel plant

SAB, a producer of high strength steel, standardized on Softing's PROFINET protocol software for use with its PC-based Proview control system in a new steel plant that was built in Mobile, Alabama.

April 24, 2013

Moving Faster With Profinet

Control Engineering Asia
By Timo Mühlhausen and Thorsten Pross
Instead of relying on proven Profibus slip-ring technology, this electric monorail systems manufacturer switched over to industrial wireless LAN with Profinet and reaped a number of benefits.

Leaner Appliance Manufacturing
March 24, 2013

Leaner Appliance Manufacturing

Industrial Ethernet Book
Profinet provided the backbone for a new lean manufacturing system that is producing General Electric's latest home laundry appliance, a high-efficiency (HE) top-loading washer. By reducing the time and cost to install new production lines at Appliance Park in Louisville, KY (USA), the Profinet network helped GE bring its innovative washer to market.

July 08, 2012

Motion control system for Boeing 787 assembly

Control Engineering, July 2012

Advanced Integration Technology (AIT) uses advanced motion controls on Boeing final 787 body join assembly project. It uses a high-level drives platform and motion controller system, failsafe CPU, and distributed I/O, running over Profinet network.

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April 21, 2012

Ethernet powers fast return for car maker

Industrial Ethernet Book, April 2012

By Jörg Lochmüller and Andreas Mühlthaler, BMW

Production in the body-inwhite section of the BMW’s Dingolfing plant has used Profinet IO (PN IO) throughout the entire welding cell involved in the manufacture of BMW 7 series cars.

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March 10, 2012

Decentralised pneumatics system offers production cost savings

Control Engineering Europe, March 2012

The use of Rexroth pneumatic valves with integrated Profibus helpd ice-cream manufacturer GB as improving its process reliability. Glace achieved significant savings in materials, energy, installation and labour costs as well.

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February 28, 2012

Honeywell to modernize Colombian printing facility

Honeywell will upgrade the plant to Profibus, and update the existing controllers on El Tiempo’s Goss Newsliner and Universal press lines.

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February 15, 2012

Coca-Cola Hellenic reduces energy consumption by 75%

What’s New in Process Technology, February 2012

By SEW-Eurodrive

Coke cut costs in Vienna by replacing 39 gearmotors with equipment from SEW, and replacing hardwired connections with Profibus.

October 17, 2011

Automation upgrade at Sebokeng wastewater plant

South Africa Instrumentation & Control, October 2011

The plant installed a new DCS, PLCs, Profibus network, Wonderware SCADA system, and Endress+Hauser flow meters, analyzers and level transmitters.

Refining Vegetable Oils
October 07, 2011

Refining Vegetable Oils

Manual control systems at a Southeast Asia fats and oil producer are being re-vamped with automation systems based on PROFIBUS and PROFINET, leading to ROIs measured in months.

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Automated Handling of Steel Rolls
July 06, 2011

Automated Handling of Steel Rolls

PROFINET, with wireless-based safety, has been used to create a fully-automated warehousing facility for the storage and handling of steels rolls in Sweden.

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PROFINET/PROFIBUS Organizes Paint Line
July 06, 2011

PROFINET/PROFIBUS Organizes Paint Line

Over sixty intelligent devices connected via PROFIBUS and PROFINET are being used in a tailor-made paint line at the factory of one of Germany’s biggest car manufacturers.

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Networks diagnostics made easy - Monitoring PROFINET and PROFIBUS Networks
May 02, 2011

Networks diagnostics made easy - Monitoring PROFINET and PROFIBUS Networks

Automation.com, May 2011

By Dr. Christine Eckert

SZST Salzgitter Service und Technik GmbH thoroughly tested Trebing + Himstedt’s TH SCOPE unified diagnostics solution at a SIL-based installation in a steel mill.

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Genzyme monitors 50,000 SCADA points with HMS Anybus Communicator
March 02, 2011

Genzyme monitors 50,000 SCADA points with HMS Anybus Communicator

Using about 30 HMS Anybus gateways, Genzyme converts serial and ASCII data from centrifuges, pH-meters and balances and sends it over Ethernet or Profibus to the central SCADA.

February 14, 2011

Audi Plant Claims Technological Lead with PROFINET

Thanks to a large-scale PROFINET network the new Audi A1 manufacturing line at Brussels in Belgium is the newest and most modern Audi plant in Europe.

Belden installs WLAN Process Control solution for Shell
February 08, 2011

Belden installs WLAN Process Control solution for Shell

Belden designed and delivered a wireless Profinet infrastructure, which acts as an interface to the process control systems at Shell's Ethylene Cracker Complex in Singapore.

January 16, 2011

PICC tames Tooheys can line

Process & Control Engineering, January 2011

Toohey's took the decision to standardise on Profibus for its brewing and packaging plant in New South Wales. But poor Profibus wiring and incorrect network implementation nearly derailed the can line.

PROFIsafe increases throughput at Auto Plant
January 05, 2011

PROFIsafe increases throughput at Auto Plant

Chery Automobile China upgrades its transfer press line and increases throughput by adopting state-of-the-art safety systems using PROFINET with integrated PROFIsafe.

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