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Lagan Construction, Doxel see automation changing the face of the construction industry
March 12, 2018

Lagan Construction, Doxel see automation changing the face of the construction industry

Doxel AI construction systems take a holistic view of every project, tying together existing tools in AI, robotics and LIDAR imaging.

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.

Rotork provides automated shut-off for heating pipelines in Northern Sweden bridge
January 12, 2017

Rotork provides automated shut-off for heating pipelines in Northern Sweden bridge

Opened in 2014, the 2.1 kilometre bridge also carries two 400 mm diameter district heating pipelines which are now protected by an emergency shut-off system incorporating Rotork pneumatic actuators.

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.

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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Egemin Automation delivers E'tow floor conveyer system to Swiss logistics hub
August 04, 2016

Egemin Automation delivers E'tow floor conveyer system to Swiss logistics hub

Egemin Automation has been awarded the job of delivering conveyor technology for Schöni's logistics area. E’tow provides throughput and warehouse process flows, will ensure that Schöni can handle its increasing volumes.

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Levarys chooses Qorvo's ZigBee chips to facilitate smart home automation
July 21, 2016

Levarys chooses Qorvo's ZigBee chips to facilitate smart home automation

Levarys’ Luna Smart Home System consists of thermostats, smart radiator valves; temperature, door and window sensors, and smart plugs that are wirelessly connected to the gateway.

Heliatek integrates Heliafilm technology in Kandil Steel's new facility
June 23, 2016

Heliatek integrates Heliafilm technology in Kandil Steel's new facility

The project was funded and managed by Kandil Steel, a leading steel provider in Egypt. The company is working on new solutions for distributed energy generation because of rising energy prices and declining government subsidies

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Emerson drives used to streamline port crane application
May 19, 2016

Emerson drives used to streamline port crane application

Measuring over 100m wide and over 60m high and with a lifting capacity of 45t, the port crane was revamped by Apator Control, adding Emerson's Unidrive M AC and Mentor MP DC drives, controlled by the Simatic S7 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

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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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Museum verifies climate control using temperature loggers
December 18, 2015

Museum verifies climate control using temperature loggers

The Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee, installed HOBO MX1101 Bluetooth Temperature and Humidity loggers in their galleries.

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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.

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.

Village Worker uses Barix Building Management Systems
January 08, 2015

Village Worker uses Barix Building Management Systems

Using Barix Barionet IP solutions, Village Worker builds end-to-end control and automation architectures that trigger actions based on data readings from a variety of connected devices.

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December 17, 2014

B-Scada Software Manages Luxury Hotel in Algeria

Mas Ingenieros selected Status Enterprise as a facility management solution for a 5-star luxury hotel in Algeria.

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Intelligent building controls in the Park Hotel
November 30, 2014

Intelligent building controls in the Park Hotel

South African Instrumentation and Control
Building automation from Beckhoff, with over 100 embedded PCs networked by BACnet, is largely responsible for the ability to configure the complex building operation with maximum comfort for the hotel and event guests.

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PLC helps pump OEM create water pressure boosting systems
November 27, 2014

PLC helps pump OEM create water pressure boosting systems

Process & Control
Plad Equipment uses ABB's AC500 PLC to produce application-specific pump systems for boosting water pressure in high-rise buildings.

Farsens’s RFID sensor tags monitor data center conditions
October 30, 2014

Farsens’s RFID sensor tags monitor data center conditions

RFID sensor tags do not require batteries to monitor temperature, pressure and humidity of equipment remotely.

Barcelona Airport Takes Off with Integrated Command and Control System
October 27, 2014

Barcelona Airport Takes Off with Integrated Command and Control System

Wonderware software integrated all their existing disparate systems, achieved reliable and cost-efficient control, enabled safe operations and created scalability for future growth.

Energy Efficiency Makeover Yields Utility Incentive Rewards
September 26, 2014

Energy Efficiency Makeover Yields Utility Incentive Rewards

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
GlaxoSmithKline generated more than $2 million in energy conservation incentives.via building system, lighting and HVAC control implementations and retrofits.

Fike’s Video Fire Detection Protects UK’s Heritage
September 18, 2014

Fike’s Video Fire Detection Protects UK’s Heritage

Electrical Engineering
The SigniFire Video Fire Detection (VFD) system from Fike Safety Technology (FST) has been deployed in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) hangar. The camera-based SigniFire VFD visually detects the presence of fire or smoke at its source. Multiple cameras were installed, covering both the floor of the hangar and the roof space.

Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures
September 18, 2014

Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures

When the sun comes out on a rainy Wimbledon match day, the roof over Centre Court can be retracted, but only after the floodlights have cooled down sufficiently. Datapaq measured how long it takes.

Au2mation installs RTUs in Panama City
July 21, 2014

Au2mation installs RTUs in Panama City

The MMIM RTU has been deployed to control lighting on Line 1 of the metro system which currently links Los Andes County to the city centre.

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June 25, 2014

EnTouch energy management system cuts costs at Community Center

Lower energy rates from Houston-based Entelrgy and an energy management solution donated by EnTouch Controls keeps cooling costs down at the West Houston Community Center.

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Applied Hydropower selects Parker Hannifin's AC890 Series modular inverters for hydroelectric installation
June 14, 2014

Applied Hydropower selects Parker Hannifin's AC890 Series modular inverters for hydroelectric installation

Process & Control Today
When refurbishing the hydroelectric installation at Vivod Hall, a stately home in North Wales, engineers from Applied Hydropower used two Parker AC890 modular inverter drives. One of the inverters is connected to the hydroelectric installation’s generator, the other to the national grid.

May 20, 2014

KGS installs Clockworks building diagnostics at MIT

Clockworks performance management platform is installed on 60 buildings at MIT, monitoring and providing analytics on over 7,000 pieces of equipment using over 14,000,000 data points per day.

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Motor retrofit project at Boston hotel saves 400,000kW of energy
May 18, 2014

Motor retrofit project at Boston hotel saves 400,000kW of energy

Process and Control Today
Electronically commutated motors from Regal Beloit have been installed in HVAC systems in more than 800 rooms at the Westin Copley Place Hotel, saving over 400,000kW of energy.

May 01, 2014

Cornell University uses Proficy to manage facilities

GE's Proficy Mobile provided 40% faster off-hours troubleshooting, increasing energy savings, reliability and equipment uptime.

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April 29, 2014

Arc Informatique controls building automation in the Louvre

The PcVue SCADA system monitors 1200 heat pumps, lighting, blinds and tenant meters in the Louvre's office areas and shops.

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Data Loggers track mold at Apartment Complex
April 22, 2014

Data Loggers track mold at Apartment Complex

The monitoring project, which ran for five months, was aimed at investigating unexplained causes of moisture damage, wood decay and fungal growth found behind cladding and sheathing in ground-floor walls throughout the unnamed complex.

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River Water Filtration - A First For Thermal Energy Installation
April 15, 2014

River Water Filtration - A First For Thermal Energy Installation

Maintenance On Line
The Open Loop Mitsubishi based Heat Pump system is the first installation of its kind anywhere in the UK that harvests naturally stored energy from the River Thames to provide thermal energy for an entire development of homes, apartments and a 145-bedroom hotel.

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QA Graphics Provides BAS Graphics for Residential Project
April 08, 2014

QA Graphics Provides BAS Graphics for Residential Project

QA Graphics provide all of the system graphics to New England Energy Controls for an 18,000 square foot residential project.

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Crystal Clear
March 13, 2014

Crystal Clear

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By Chris Topham, Abtec Building Technologies Ltd
The Crystal is an all electric building in London. The building is the first to achieve the highest sustainable building accolades from the world’s two leading accreditation bodies, LEED and BREEAM.

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Valves provide flood defense for school
March 11, 2014

Valves provide flood defense for school

Rotork IQ electric valve actuators and a local control centre control three sluice gates at Canford School, protecting it from flooding by a river.

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Energy Metrics uses Exele TopView in data center power applications
March 05, 2014

Energy Metrics uses Exele TopView in data center power applications

Energy Metrics uses EXELE TopView alarm management and notification software to monitor measurements from HVAC, temperature control, chilled water systems and electrical distribution systems.

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Parker Hannifin helps Sochi shine a light on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
February 23, 2014

Parker Hannifin helps Sochi shine a light on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Process and Control Today
Parker Hannifin’s Power Conversion System (PCS) is managing power fluctuations and helping to prevent outages throughout the course of the games. The 1.5 megawatt, 2.5 megawatt-hour installation connects large banks of battery energy storage to the grid, smoothing out fluctuations and supplying back-up power for the local substations that support the games.

Deep Lake Water Cooling Provides Alternative to Conventional System
January 22, 2014

Deep Lake Water Cooling Provides Alternative to Conventional System

Pumps & Systems
By Brent Ross, Armstrong Fluid Technology
Deep lake water cooling (DLWC) is a groundbreaking cooling system that provides an alternative to conventional air conditioning. The system uses cold water from Lake Ontario to cool buildings in Toronto’s downtown core. The DLWC system has enough capacity to cool 3 million square meters (32 million square feet) of building space and is the largest renewable, lake-source cooling system of its kind in North America.

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QA Graphics Provides System Graphics for systems integrator
November 18, 2013

QA Graphics Provides System Graphics for systems integrator

QA Graphics provided floor plan graphics and custom 3D images that realistically represent the plant, chilled water system, condenser water system and chiller in place at a university.

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Reliable power is critical for one of world's largest data centres
November 16, 2013

Reliable power is critical for one of world's largest data centres

International Power Engineer
By Chad Dozier
The IO data centre in Phoenix, Arizona, is served by a dedicated, on-site substation expandable to 120MW. The generator sets feed into Cat paralleling switchgear. Upon completion, full build-out will consist of additional paralleled Cat generator sets, as well as additional Cat flywheel UPS systems.

October 30, 2013

BuildingIQ goes to Vegas, baby!

BuildingIQ’s cloud-based energy efficiency and automated demand response software has been installed in casinos, government and commercial buildings in Las Vegas. One casino gambled and saved 12% on HVAC costs.

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