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Danish sawmill turns to CC-Link IE to enhance automation control
April 19, 2019

Danish sawmill turns to CC-Link IE to enhance automation control

To keep operations at the site in Ribe smooth and efficient, DTE needed a communication network technology able to connect the inverters to PLCs and ensure that the machines could instantly adjust their parameters for optimal performance.

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.

Westermo helps Czech mining operation enhance industrial data communication
March 02, 2018

Westermo helps Czech mining operation enhance industrial data communication

The Vršany Lom open-pit quarry covers an enormous area and mining takes place at several locations simultaneously. The entire network is now running entirely on Westermo WeOS-powered devices, consisting of 60 Westermo Lynx switches and 40 Wolverine Ethernet extenders.

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.

Bedrock Automation delivers automation control system for Houston oil and gas processor
September 06, 2017

Bedrock Automation delivers automation control system for Houston oil and gas processor

The Bedrock system will coordinate flow of product from partners, through the Pinnacle processing facilities and onto refiners and shippers. Pinnacle chose Bedrock system for its scalability, ease of engineering, ruggedness, cost efficiencies and intrinsic cyber security.

Elite Control Systems helps Siemens deliver remote monitoring for Scottish quarry machines
June 26, 2017

Elite Control Systems helps Siemens deliver remote monitoring for Scottish quarry machines

When Tarmac asked Elite Control Systems to assist Siemens in providing them with a way to monitor the Stacker and Reclaimer’s activities through the plant’s existing control system, Elite devised a custom solution.

Yokogawa enhances plant network for four Japanese paper plants
April 13, 2017

Yokogawa enhances plant network for four Japanese paper plants

This is the first-ever plant-wide implementation in Japan (based on a March 2017 Yokogawa market survey) of SDN, a software-based technology that enables the creation of virtual network environments.

SignalFire and VEGA enhance remote monitoring for pizza production plant
April 11, 2017

SignalFire and VEGA enhance remote monitoring for pizza production plant

VEGA Americas and SignalFire Wireless Telemetry have teamed up to couple VEGAPULS69 radar level instruments with a SignalFire Remote Sensing System (SFRSS) to provide a wireless remote monitoring and control solution to track flour usage.

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.

Yokogawa Helps Refinery Enhance Wireless Networks for Monitoring Flue Gas Temperatures
April 05, 2017

Yokogawa Helps Refinery Enhance Wireless Networks for Monitoring Flue Gas Temperatures

Stacks, chimneys and other gas handling equipment can take all sorts of forms depending on the application, but a common element is the need for effective temperature measurement of the gas at various points in chimneys.

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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.

JMA Wireless provides wireless connectivity for King Willem-Alexander Tunnel
February 28, 2017

JMA Wireless provides wireless connectivity for King Willem-Alexander Tunnel

VWT selected JMA Wireless’ compression connector technology to ensure connectivity in the tunnel system for four mobile operators (KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Tele2) four bands (800, 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz), and six sectors.

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Kepware's KEPServerEX helps HIROTEC enable IIoT connectivity
October 21, 2016

Kepware's KEPServerEX helps HIROTEC enable IIoT connectivity

HIROTEC selected Kepware’s KEPServerEX connectivity software and the ThingWorx IoT Platform to enable company-wide device-to-cloud connectivity through one overarching toolset.

JMA Wireless enables connectivity at World Trade Center Transportation Hub
August 31, 2016

JMA Wireless enables connectivity at World Trade Center Transportation Hub

The JMA Wireless’ Teko DAS (distributed antenna system) has been deployed to ensure wireless network coverage throughout the Vehicle Security Center (VSC), the subway platforms, bus station, loading docks, and the Westfield World Trade Center mall.

Westermo's SCADA control system connects railway stations in Croatia
July 07, 2016

Westermo's SCADA control system connects railway stations in Croatia

The project involved implementing a SCADA remote control system to connect railway stations, sectioning facilities and substations on the Moravice-Rijeka-Šapjane, and Škrljevo-Bakar lines in the far north-west of the country with the Remote Control Centre in Rijeka.

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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.

Industrial Internet of Things Case Study: Drives commissioning from anywhere
June 01, 2016

Industrial Internet of Things Case Study: Drives commissioning from anywhere

To get access to their drives systems remotely, Newton Tesla had been looking for a remote management system for some time. They turned to Netbiter to establish a secure data tunnel to their PLCs

Rockwell Automation Delivers Fully Automated Control System for SAB Maltings
April 07, 2016

Rockwell Automation Delivers Fully Automated Control System for SAB Maltings

The new control system will integrate traditionally disparate, malt-production processes into a single, networked, EtherNet/IP-based solution to provide plant-wide visibility and actionable data from the malting plant’s production floor to SAB’s top floor.

CAS DataLoggers installs wireless environmental monitoring system
March 07, 2016

CAS DataLoggers installs wireless environmental monitoring system

Power Construction is using the environmental monitoring system to collect and transmit temperature and humidity data in a 27-story hospital in Chicago.

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Westermo data networks serve twin Spanish solar power plants
February 02, 2016

Westermo data networks serve twin Spanish solar power plants

Ethernet-based networks have been installed to support the control of 225,000 mirrors at the twin La Florida and La Dehesa concentrating solar power plants.

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ITAMCO connects its forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things
January 26, 2016

ITAMCO connects its forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things

Each forklift is linked to ITAMCO’s ERP system through its GPS and an application on a smart tablet mounted in the forklift.

Industrial wireless for mobile video monitoring, leak alarm
December 18, 2015

Industrial wireless for mobile video monitoring, leak alarm

Control Engineering
Industrial wireless takes on high-bandwidth mobile video monitoring at the Samref refinery complex in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, and mission-critical safety leak detection at an unnamedLNG facility.

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Schenker installs Noax vehicle terminals
November 05, 2015

Schenker installs Noax vehicle terminals

At Schenker Deutschland, noax forklift terminals now guarantee seamless data transfer for fulfillment right up to the production line.

Innominate secures remote maintenance for FRIMO
September 23, 2015

Innominate secures remote maintenance for FRIMO

FRIMO has integrated 80 remote service connectivity solutions. Using VNC (virtual network computing) software, the entire screen content of the remote computer is transmitted and can be used by the service technician like a local PC.

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Oxford school has online control of HVAC, water and lighting
August 26, 2015

Oxford school has online control of HVAC, water and lighting

Netbiter gateways connected to Rockwell PLCs control the different systems in the EF International Language Centre in Oxford, UK.

India's largest car-maker makes the connection
August 24, 2015

India's largest car-maker makes the connection

Drives & Controls
India’s biggest car-maker, Maruti Suzuki, is turning increasingly to the CC-Link open network to help it cut its automation costs, to share data, and to make its operations more efficient.

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Industrial network management software improves productivity
August 24, 2015

Industrial network management software improves productivity

South African Instrumentation and Control
By Heather MacKenzie, Belden
The Qatar Aluminum (Qatalum) smelter located near Mesajeed Industrial City in Qatar has a network with more than 1000 nodes including many industrially hardened Ethernet switches and a network management system (NMS).

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MID-TRONIC uses public cloud MES for electronics manufacturing
August 07, 2015

MID-TRONIC uses public cloud MES for electronics manufacturing

The cloud-based IT infrastructure to map Industry 4.0 application scenarios comes from MES supplier iTAC.

Moxa networks Bonfiglioli solar systems
July 23, 2015

Moxa networks Bonfiglioli solar systems

Bonfiglioli is deploying Moxa Modbus gateways, network switches, Ethernet I/O, and serial-to-Ethernet controllers in its turnkey solar solutions.

Clever application story
July 18, 2015

Clever application story

Process and Control Today
In Altavilla Vicentina, Italy, a Clever Sleever Machine places and shrink-wraps bottles at a rate of 18,000 pieces per hour. That’s five pieces per second. A CompactLogix communicates to the Point I/O through ProSoft Technology’s radios.

Industrial WLAN enables mobile monitoring
July 18, 2015

Industrial WLAN enables mobile monitoring

Control Engineering Europe
CP Kelco in Lille Skensved, Denmark, a producer of pectin, is striving toward a production environment in which each operator moves around freely with an iPad, monitoring and managing machines quickly and efficiently – without the need for a stationary computer and IP addresses instead of stationary operator stations and push buttons.

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M-Bus sensors connect apartment building in Sweden
July 09, 2015

M-Bus sensors connect apartment building in Sweden

Processcomponent in Sweden used the Anybus M-Bus to Modbus-TCP gateway to quickly connect M-Bus sensors to the OptoEMU Energy Monitoring System.

How to link machine controls to IT systems
June 24, 2015

How to link machine controls to IT systems

Control Design
Connecting machines to IT systems provides a number of benefits for machine builders and their customers. Here are several examples.

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.

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.

Deploying wireless safely and securely
June 16, 2015

Deploying wireless safely and securely

Control
By Jim Montague
Wireless is expanding into more tight places and remote process applications than ever before. Here's how it's deployed safely and securely in various applications.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) benefits, examples
June 16, 2015

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) benefits, examples

Control Engineering
By Bob Karschnia, Emerson
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, applied for monitoring valves in a refinery, used wireless acoustic transmitters to improve regulatory compliance and reduce hydrocarbon losses by $3 million annually due to timely detection and repair of faulty valves.

Westermo switches work 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
May 29, 2015

Westermo switches work 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

FMC Technologies uses Westermo Ethernet switches to connect equipment as deep as 3000 metres down.

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CKC Engineering creates custom microbore tubing spooler
May 26, 2015

CKC Engineering creates custom microbore tubing spooler

Rockwell’s CompactLogix 5370 controller and three Kinetix 350 EtherNet/IP servo drives are used as the control platform for the new tubing spooler machine.