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TM Robotics and Evershed Robotics helps Ricoh implement SCARA robots
November 12, 2019

TM Robotics and Evershed Robotics helps Ricoh implement SCARA robots

Ricoh approached Evershed Robotics initially, who suggested using a combination of a Toshiba Machine TH650 SCARA robots, a Toshiba Machine Cartesian robot to work with their six bowl feeders and a rotary index table.

Rockwell Automation helps Ithaca Beer enhance brewery automation process
October 30, 2019

Rockwell Automation helps Ithaca Beer enhance brewery automation process

Working with OBG, Ithaca Beer Co. upgraded to a semi-automated brewing process based on the FactoryTalk Craft Brew solution from Rockwell Automation. The pre-configured solution offers control to customize and automate a craft brewhouse. And it is pre-engineered, -programmed, -tested and -validated, significantly reducing commissioning and startup time.

CAS DataLoggers help Mississippi work glove manufacturer enhance productivity monitoring
October 21, 2019

CAS DataLoggers help Mississippi work glove manufacturer enhance productivity monitoring

The Wells-Lamont Industry Group contacted CAS DataLoggers to find a single solution with enough in-puts to monitor every machine on the factory floor which could accurately measure productivity by using a counter to display the machine state as either on or off.

Siemens helps Vietnamese car manufacturer produce first vehicles
September 06, 2019

Siemens helps Vietnamese car manufacturer produce first vehicles

The VinFast plant in Hai Phong went live in June 2019 and has a total design capacity of 250,000 cars per year.The first vehicles have been E-Scooters, compact cars, sedans, and SUVs. These will be followed by battery electric passenger cars as well as electric buses.

AVEVA helps Worley enhance materials management and training
August 27, 2019

AVEVA helps Worley enhance materials management and training

Worley sought to help its customers find a way to streamline their materials management to create process improvements, increased efficiency, and the ability to deliver in-house training.

Emerson helps BP Alaska enhance process safety with wireless pressure gauges
August 23, 2019

Emerson helps BP Alaska enhance process safety with wireless pressure gauges

Rosemount Wireless Pressure Gauges work to contribute to decreased personnel and environmental risk by providing visibility into well integrity without the need to physically enter the well, protecting personnel from potentially hazardous conditions.

NiceLabel helps Würth enhance labeling process
August 21, 2019

NiceLabel helps Würth enhance labeling process

Würth implemented NiceLabel’s web printing solution for their supplier labeling. Approximately 180 suppliers in 15 countries are using NiceLabel’s web printing solution.

AUVESY's versiondog helps maintenance department HTD at Tata Steel reduce downtime
July 11, 2019

AUVESY's versiondog helps maintenance department HTD at Tata Steel reduce downtime

The versiondog change management and version control software has played a key role at Tata Steel for some time now. It was first used by the company in 2011 at its Ijmuiden plant in the Netherlands. At the time, this kind of software was not completely new to the company.

Siemens to help Paragon VTOL Aerospace enhance software and hardware solutions for drone development process
July 09, 2019

Siemens to help Paragon VTOL Aerospace enhance software and hardware solutions for drone development process

Paragon produces industry-specific drone hardware ranging from security applications for agricultural theft and commuter law adherence to human passenger drones.

igus linear guides help Spanish company build drones keep pests at bay
June 26, 2019

igus linear guides help Spanish company build drones keep pests at bay

The “FitoStinger” was developed by the Technology & Advances Centre of Barcelona. It includes an extendable arm, which allows the precise spraying of pesticides. The maintenance free linear guides made by igus are a key component to the drone.

Yale helps Continental Tire enhance drive process optimization
June 21, 2019

Yale helps Continental Tire enhance drive process optimization

Continental Tire needed a technology-based solution to provide greater lift truck fleet visibility and drive process optimization. The telemetry solution needed to address four key areas.

Siemens helps Brazilian aircraft manufacturer enhance product development process
June 19, 2019

Siemens helps Brazilian aircraft manufacturer enhance product development process

Octans Aircrafts is producing its first aircraft model that will undergo the certification process, the 300A, with capacity for five seats. The company plans to achieve positive results by reducing the time and cost of its processes through the implentation of key technology from Siemens.

Women of STEM: Greene Tweed’s Amy AlSahsah
June 12, 2019

Women of STEM: Greene Tweed’s Amy AlSahsah

During her career, Amy AlSahsah has certified over 300 candidates in Lean Six Sigma from White Belt to Black Belt. Her first Black Belt project saved $995,000 in one year and increased the product’s profitability.

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing announces creation of 3D printed diamond composite
May 24, 2019

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing announces creation of 3D printed diamond composite

The diamond composite will be unveiled at the RAPID + TCT show in Detroit May 21 - 23, 2019, North America’s event for Additive Manufacturing.

NUM  helps Taiwanese machine tool company develop CNC grinding machines for manufacturing specialist gears
May 22, 2019

NUM helps Taiwanese machine tool company develop CNC grinding machines for manufacturing specialist gears

Based entirely on NUM’s Flexium+ 68 CNC platform, Chien Wei’s machines are designed to speed the production of both involute and cycloidal profile precision gears.

Emerson helps U.K. refinery implement terminal automation system
May 02, 2019

Emerson helps U.K. refinery implement terminal automation system

The scalable, enterprise-level midstream logistics management solution based on Emerson’s TerminalManager software and DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) is working to help the terminal achieve its goals

InfiNet Wireless helps Kazakhstani oilfield automate production processes
April 25, 2019

InfiNet Wireless helps Kazakhstani oilfield automate production processes

With telecommunications company KRIS-Service, responsible for the development and implementation of system of facility remote monitoring (SFRM), the solution was designed to automate oil production processes and reduce illegal oil turnover.

Sandvik creates 'unsmashable guitar' via additive manufacturing, 3D printing for Swedish guitarist
April 11, 2019

Sandvik creates 'unsmashable guitar' via additive manufacturing, 3D printing for Swedish guitarist

Global engineering company Sandvik decided to test its additive manufacturing and 3D printing techniques by building the world’s first all-metal, unbreakable guitar and letting Malmsteen unleash his smashing skills.

Auvesy's version dog helps monitor Industrial control system programs for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN
March 27, 2019

Auvesy's version dog helps monitor Industrial control system programs for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research uses the system to manage the data of around 500 components, making versiondog one of CERN's standard technologies.

Polymer Producer Mobilizes Field Device Management to Optimize Productivity and Increase Maintenance Efficiency
March 04, 2019

Polymer Producer Mobilizes Field Device Management to Optimize Productivity and Increase Maintenance Efficiency

French manufacturer SNF reduces maintenance effort and cost by implementing a modern FDT2®-based device management tablet solution for plant processes and well injection skids

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Rockwell Automation and Rovisys help Hardy Industrial Technologies upgrade distributed control system (DCS)
February 25, 2019

Rockwell Automation and Rovisys help Hardy Industrial Technologies upgrade distributed control system (DCS)

Hardy wanted to abandon the dependency on just a few raw materials and instead use other nontraditional materials that were untapped in the marketplace. To do this, Hardy needed to overhaul the outdated controllers and distributed control system (DCS) that existed in the plant.

Rockwell Automation helps Midwest Farmers Cooperative enhance distributed control systems
January 31, 2019

Rockwell Automation helps Midwest Farmers Cooperative enhance distributed control systems

MFC worked with system integrator Wachter Inc. to design an automated facility, based on the PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) from Rockwell Automation.

TOSIBOX helps Gröninger Cleaning Systems enable remote machine management
January 25, 2019

TOSIBOX helps Gröninger Cleaning Systems enable remote machine management

Gröninger Cleaning Systems equipped its machinery in remote locations with TOSIBOX Locks, enabling remote control and maintenance. Behind each TOSIBOX Lock there are about 30 to 40 devices such as drives, PLCs, HMIs and control cabinets that are connected and directly accessible via a TOSIBOX Key.

KASTO helps German steel merchant implement bar storage and distribution system
January 22, 2019

KASTO helps German steel merchant implement bar storage and distribution system

The KASTO solution is based on a UNICOMPACT storage system which, with a height of 15 m and a length of 115 m, has space for around 10,000 cassettes. Each cassette can accommodate material up to six metres in length and has a payload of up to 3.4 tonnes.

Siemens helps Brazilian steel works company digitalize operations
January 18, 2019

Siemens helps Brazilian steel works company digitalize operations

With a goal of increasing productivity and shortening the development time of new products, Maxiforja has adopted Femap software, the Plant Simulation solution in the Tecnomatix portfolio, the Teamcenter portfolio, NX software and Line Designer from Siemens in order to reach its goal of becoming a digitalized enterprise.

Siemens helps Konecranes implement digital innovation platform
January 11, 2019

Siemens helps Konecranes implement digital innovation platform

Using the Siemens platform for digital innovation, Konecranes has been able to connect the data from all of these organizations to create one 360 degree view of how prototypes are running and performing, and correlating requirements to, real world performance data.

Rockwell Automation helps Arkansas Steel enhance manufacturing intelligence
January 10, 2019

Rockwell Automation helps Arkansas Steel enhance manufacturing intelligence

While updating the plant’s control layer, IT teams at Arkansas Steel began considering additional opportunities to improve operations. What they found was an issue with workforce utilization: Operators’ attention was divided between the process of creating tie plates and handling data.

Universal Robots announces infographic of 10 year cobot history
January 03, 2019

Universal Robots announces infographic of 10 year cobot history

As the cobot market is experiencing an increasing number of competitors – both from the established industrial players and start-ups – it is vital, however, to keep ahead of the curve.

Skkynet Cloud Systems helps Siemens enhance digitalization and remote monitoring for Argentinian power plants
December 06, 2018

Skkynet Cloud Systems helps Siemens enhance digitalization and remote monitoring for Argentinian power plants

Tricco was tasked with developing a secure and reliable way to collect data from control systems running at power plants located hundreds of kilometers from the Siemens office. The first phase was to be a pilot—to connect his WinCC OA SCADA system to a Siemens T3000 DCS running at a power plant located about 100 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

Endress+Hauser helps InnovaGel activate level measurement solutions
November 12, 2018

Endress+Hauser helps InnovaGel activate level measurement solutions

InnovaGel, a manufacturer of vitamins and supplements in the nutraceutical and OTC market, was in need of solution for its soft gelatin encapsulation machine application. Endress+Hauser was able to provide a level measurement solution that best fit InnovaGel’s application needs.

Quuppa & ThinkIn help NGK ceramics enhance asset tracking
November 09, 2018

Quuppa & ThinkIn help NGK ceramics enhance asset tracking

In 2017 NGK Ceramics decided to explore how solutions based on a Real Time Locating System (RTLS) could help by providing a Digital Twin of the manufacturing plant

Indegy helps City of Raleigh earn CSO50 Award for public utility security project
October 31, 2018

Indegy helps City of Raleigh earn CSO50 Award for public utility security project

The City partnered with Indegy to implement an industrial security solution that provides visibility, protection and control to detect and prevent threats before they can impact the operation and safety of its water supply systems and utilities.

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

Rockwell Automation and JR Controls help French drill pipe manufacturer enhance control systems
October 01, 2018

Rockwell Automation and JR Controls help French drill pipe manufacturer enhance control systems

Based in France, Vallourec is a supplier of drill pipe for energy companies around the globe. The manufacturer has a presence in 20 countries, including Vallourec Drilling Products USA in Houston.

PcVue helps French hospital achieve IoT equipment integration with LoRaWAN
September 28, 2018

PcVue helps French hospital achieve IoT equipment integration with LoRaWAN

PcVue supervisory and control software from ARC Informatique has been configured as the BMS controlling all the assets like lights, HVAC, ventilation, chiller, temperature, air supply, power, filter pressure, and voltage supplied to special heaters for the hospital.

University of Birmingham chooses Renishaw systems for healthcare research
September 13, 2018

University of Birmingham chooses Renishaw systems for healthcare research

The facility will bring together academics from different disciplines to explore the full potential of additive manufacturing (AM) for medical devices. The University of Birmingham has several active projects to innovate new medical devices and technologies to assist recovery following disease or injury, covering various clinical remits.

Optomec helps University Nebraska-Lincoln to print magnesium medical components
September 11, 2018

Optomec helps University Nebraska-Lincoln to print magnesium medical components

This work is intended to enable 3D printed, patient-specific implants with controlled time to dissolve eliminating the need for second surgeries and thus also reducing risks, costs and suffering for patients.

Elite Control Systems helps Edrington facilitate integrated distillery control
September 10, 2018

Elite Control Systems helps Edrington facilitate integrated distillery control

From a controls perspective, the three-pod design meant a complex system was required. The challenge was developing a system to manage the production interfaces alongside all of the sequencing, interlocking, etc. that is required between each of the pods.

Westfalia Technologies helps Heaven Hill enhance warehouse efficiency
September 06, 2018

Westfalia Technologies helps Heaven Hill enhance warehouse efficiency

The combination of the AS/RS and layer pick system allows Heaven Hill to convey pallets from palletizing to storage and to truck-staging lanes, thereby streamlining the entire order fulfillment process.

AVEVA helps Henkel achieve energy cost savings
September 05, 2018

AVEVA helps Henkel achieve energy cost savings

To achieve its goals, Henkel created an energy monitoring system leveraging Wonderware, part of AVEVA’s industrial software portfolio. Implemented as a digital, Industrial IoT platform, the company now has greater access to more data to improve operational flexibility and scalability.