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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.

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.

Siemens helps Hoffman Filter reduce wiring with IO-Link upgrade
August 14, 2019

Siemens helps Hoffman Filter reduce wiring with IO-Link upgrade

IO-Link technology is designed to reduce wiring because it is offers point-to-point sensor and actuator connection to the control system.

Inside JST's efforts to automate process automation cleaning process
August 02, 2019

Inside JST's efforts to automate process automation cleaning process

Cleaning, an integral part of many manufacturing and maintenance process, is often critical to the performance of a broad range of technologies and refers to the use of agents such as solvents, acids or bases to remove unwanted particulates and other contaminates.

Rotork helps Australian sewage treatment plant to enhance flow control
June 20, 2019

Rotork helps Australian sewage treatment plant to enhance flow control

Third generational IQ multi-turn electric actuators have been installed on eight penstock gate valves to control the flow of wastewater entering the STP in Murrumba Downs, a suburb in the country’s state of Queensland.

Micro-Epsilon helps Donfabs & Consillia enhance inspection process
June 05, 2019

Micro-Epsilon helps Donfabs & Consillia enhance inspection process

The task was to measure the wear on the power rail to ensure it was not worn beyond the conductor rail. This would cause a loss of connection and stuttering of the train, which in turn leads to disruptions and an uncomfortable ride for commuters. Previously, the track bed geometry was checked through visual inspection by the operator.

ABB announces its first CO2-neutral production site in Germany
May 08, 2019

ABB announces its first CO2-neutral production site in Germany

The installed ABB technology will generate enough power to cover on sunny days 100 percent of the factories` power requirements.

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.

AW-Lake Coriolis Mass Flow Meters help monitor paint supplies for airplane manufacturing facility
February 25, 2019

AW-Lake Coriolis Mass Flow Meters help monitor paint supplies for airplane manufacturing facility

The TRICOR TCM 0325 Coriolis Mass Flow Meters detect air bubbles by monitoring the paint’s specific gravity. When the paint in pressure vessels begins to empty, air is introduced into the paint stream that results in a downward spike in paint gravity. Low paint specific gravity levels serve as an early warning for over-agitation and out-of-paint conditions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CP Automation helps enhance power capabilities for UK port
September 12, 2018

CP Automation helps enhance power capabilities for UK port

As part of a larger infrastructure investment, CP Automation recently installed a Riello 3/1 phase UPS system at 40 kVa at one bustling UK port to improve the duration of its power supply.

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.

Rockwell Automation helps ECT integrate process control for shale gas producer
September 07, 2018

Rockwell Automation helps ECT integrate process control for shale gas producer

ECT was tasked with developing a turbomachinery control system for two trains, each with three parallel compressors. Because the operations will be expected to run continuously for years at a time, a redundant architecture was essential to ensure a backup system would take over and reduce the likelihood of downtime should a failure occur.

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.

Honeywell helps Japanese turbocharger plant enhance performance monitoring technology
August 30, 2018

Honeywell helps Japanese turbocharger plant enhance performance monitoring technology

The cloud-based technology allows Honeywell’s Transportation Systems business to remotely identify, analyze and optimize energy consumption of the overall plant as well as all connected field devices. This is the first deployment of the solution in Asia.

igus helps automate German red worm factory
August 23, 2018

igus helps automate German red worm factory

This company is using igus components almost exclusively to automate labor-intensive processes in the breeding and growing giant red worms, with the goal of expanding its automated units to support other small businesses who are searching for robotic solutions.

WELTEC Group to modernize 2.2-MW Biogas Plant in North Germany
August 13, 2018

WELTEC Group to modernize 2.2-MW Biogas Plant in North Germany

The original plant had been set up in 2009 and expanded in 2014. The operator‘s concept was based on the digestion of horse manure and sale of the digestate as fertilizer pellets. However, as the concept turned out to be technically difficult and economically unfeasible, the plant went bankrupt.

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.

Rockwell Automation partners with West Virginia University to help open rare earths research facility
August 01, 2018

Rockwell Automation partners with West Virginia University to help open rare earths research facility

WVU is partnering with Rockwell Automation to facilitate market readiness through use of their sensor and control technologies in the new WVU facility.

Bedrock Automation helps Arkansas water treatment plant enhance SCADA system
June 29, 2018

Bedrock Automation helps Arkansas water treatment plant enhance SCADA system

The main water treatment plant in Hot Springs, Arkansas had a problem: nine filters critical to its treatment process couldn’t achieve adequate flow rates necessary to meet future production goals. Changes were needed, but they had to be made within the few months when water usage is low because high-demand months required the plant to operate at near capacity.

How Oil & Gas Operators Are Investing for Innovation
May 31, 2018

How Oil & Gas Operators Are Investing for Innovation

By Stephany Romanow, Industry Consultant
Because of the ever-changing business environment, O&G operators can no longer thrive, or even survive, by relying solely on yesterday’s technologies. They must reinvent themselves to be competitive within the marketplace and remain attractive to investors.

Honeywell helps Finnish waste plant enhance control room technology
May 23, 2018

Honeywell helps Finnish waste plant enhance control room technology

In addition to the Experion Orion Console, the Leppävirta site will implement Honeywell’s Field Device Manager, which uses smart instrumentation to perform device configuration and management capabilities.

Phoenix Contact helps Purdue University students get automation experience
May 17, 2018

Phoenix Contact helps Purdue University students get automation experience

The latest joint effort resulted in an advanced automation and industrial networking lab for undergraduate courses. The multi-workstation area includes Phoenix Contact’s IEC 61131 programming software, PC Worx, along with visualization software, 802.11 wireless, PROFINET networking, and distributed safety I/O.

Adeunis and ARC Informatique partner to install IOT building management solutions for Grenoble Alpes University Hospital
May 10, 2018

Adeunis and ARC Informatique partner to install IOT building management solutions for Grenoble Alpes University Hospital

The Grenoble Alpes University Hospital’s technical teams wanted to be able to instrument and control various equipment quickly, inexpensively and without cabling (Ethernet and power). The Grenoble Hospital asked Adeunis and ARC Informatique the question of how to best solve this operational challenge.

Bird Control Group uses autonomous lasers to repel birds for California vineyard
April 26, 2018

Bird Control Group uses autonomous lasers to repel birds for California vineyard

Lasers are providing successful results at a vineyard in Sonoma County, California. This is the first time the laser bird repelling technology is used in California. Since adopting the robotic laser, the vineyard has achieved a 99.8 % bird reduction and annually saved around 25,000 USD.

Honeywell to create cryogenic gas processing plant for West Texas facility
April 18, 2018

Honeywell to create cryogenic gas processing plant for West Texas facility

The plant is designed to extract 99 percent of ethane and 100 percent of propane and heavier hydrocarbons from natural gas in the Permian basin. Honeywell’s UOP Russell solution includes design, supply and installation of a modular cryogenic plant, refrigeration, dehydration and acid gas removal units

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.

Rockwell Automation helps Colorado State University automate new hands-on brewing lab
April 11, 2018

Rockwell Automation helps Colorado State University automate new hands-on brewing lab

The lab is part of CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) program. Support from both the university and members of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program was vital to getting the brewery operational.

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.

Schneider Electric helps Dow Corning upgrade its distributed control systems
February 27, 2018

Schneider Electric helps Dow Corning upgrade its distributed control systems

Working in tandem, Schneider Electric experts helped upgrade Dow Corning’s existing Foxboro I/A Series control system to the EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS in phases, ensuring continuous, transparent operations