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CaseStudies

Central control system solution for medical laser research centre (27/06/2016)
Article image At the Centre for Advanced Laser Application (CALA) on the Munich Research Campus of Ludwig Maximillian University (LMU), researchers will develop laser-based technologies to help improve the cure rate of cancer patients. CALA will rely on a central control solution from HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH.
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Automating a Romanian water treatment plant (27/06/2016)
Article image A distributed control system installed recently at a major water treatment facility in Romania consists of PLCs, industrial Ethernet switches, HMI, motor drives and around 1400 I/O points from Delta, which are helping to provide drinking water and wastewater treatment plant automation for a population of around 30,000 people.
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Capacitance sensor solves foam level measurement problem (14/06/2016)
William Grant & Sons Distillers are the producers of Glenfiddich single malt whisky which has been created, since 1866, at the Dufftown Distillery in Scotland.
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Remote control power management solution for oil rigs 31/05/2016
Siemens UK & Ireland has helped develop an integrated power management system, specified for use on a collection of five oil rigs in the Caspian Sea. Full Story...

Fully-automating wheelbarrow production 22/04/2016
Ingenium Integration, an engineering design consultancy, has developed a multifunction automated production cell for H & E Knowles, a UK-based wheelbarrow manufacturer. The cell is designed to speed the production of wheelbarrow full and part frames by eliminating many of the labour-intensive aspects of production.  Full Story...

Updating the process control technology for the supply of drinking water 09/02/2016
The Lake Constance Water Supply Association provides a reliable supply of drinking water to four million inhabitants by taking water from Lake Constance in Germany. The drinking water is produced at Sipplinger Berg and then transported via a pipeline network 1700 km long to the 181 members of the association. Full Story...

Variable speed drives help regulate energy consumption 01/09/2015
Quintex Energy Management Systems, a developer and supplier of demand-based ventilation control systems for commercial kitchens, has used over 6,000 VACON AC variable speed drives (VSDs) in its energy management and safety control systems. Full Story...

Variable speed drives help improve machine productivity 11/08/2015
Render Technology, an Italian manufacturer of end-of-line handling and palletising machines for the packaging market, has aligned itself with Emerson’s Control Techniques for drives.  Full Story...

Enabling well compliance with EPA emissions mandates 07/07/2015
Electric control valve actuators from Rotork have delivered an efficient and reliable process control solution and eliminated venting and greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with new environmental protection legislation at remotely sited shale gas installations in the USA. Full Story...

Controls, safety and management systems help meet demand for renewable packaging board 16/06/2015
Europe’s largest pulp, board and paper manufacturer, Stora Enso, is set to use process automation, safety system and manufacturing optimisation technologies  from Honeywell Process Solutions to modernise one of its key mills and help it meet rising demand for renewable packaging board. Full Story...

Control solution withstands temperature extremes 24/03/2015
Unitronics distributor, MSI Tec, was tasked with designing a panel to control natural gas engines at the City of Tucson’s well pumps.  The control panels would need to be installed at 43 sites around the city.  Full Story...

Actuators specified for Opole power plant 17/02/2015
The new SIPOS SEVEN electric actuator has been specified for use in the ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plant under construction in Opole, south-west Poland.  Full Story...

Improving productivity and efficiency in bakeries 16/12/2014
Productivity and profit margins in the food processing industry tend to be lower in comparison to those in other processing industries and to remain competitive many operations are looking for opportunities to increase efficiency in production while at the same time reducing energy consumption. Full Story...

Inverters and motors help reduce power station emissions 16/12/2014
E.ON has guaranteed the future viability of its Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station by installing a new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission control facility to reduce emissions. Driving the SCR process, which uses ammonia to neutralise nitrogen oxide (NOx) in exhaust gases, are eight WEG 4300kW MGF710 motors, equipped with variable speed drives (VSDs). Full Story...

Variable speed drives help regulate energy consumption 20/11/2014
Emerson Industrial Automation is supplying Powerdrive MD2 variable speed drives to help regulate the energy consumption of a central fume aspiration system within an industrial foundry. Full Story...

Control system order for a waste-to-energy facility 21/10/2014
Yokogawa France S.A.S. has won an order from VINCI Environment UK to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility for SITA Cornwall in the UK. Full Story...

PLC control from inlet-to-outlet 08/10/2014
A new water treatment works at the Dee Valley Water (DVW) Llwyn Onn site in North Wales is being controlled from inlet to outlet with a redundant modular PLC. Full Story...

Motor overcomes reliability challenges 30/09/2014
A company producing extruded PVC-U profiles for double-glazing product applications is using ABB’s synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motor to cut the number of motor failures on two of its main extruders. Full Story...

Complete OEM control solution for assembly machine 02/09/2014
During the design a new fully automated version of its Jumbo Assembler machine – a partition assembler for corrugated and fibre chipboard strips for paper converting applications – it became clear to Premier Paper Converting Machinery that the its machine would need an intuitive operator interface. Like most OEMs, Premier Paper needs to ensure it utilises the latest in automation and control technologies. Full Story...

Robotic solution increases cheese packing productivity 22/07/2014
The introduction of palletizing robots has enabled dramatically increased production levels for one of Britain’s oldest cheesemakers. Full Story...

Actuator control system reduces installation time and costs at power generation plants 22/07/2014
ASCO Numatics’ Actuator Control Systems (ACS) is set to be used to drive actuators in a new power generation facility currently being built as part of Indonesia’s, East Java, Banyu Urip oilfield development. Full Story...

Inverter’s stall-prevention feature keeps ice cream moving 15/07/2014
A frequency inverter with stall prevention has helped improve efficiency and performance for a range of traditional ice cream making machines, ensuring less product waste and offering savings on energy and water usage for users. Full Story...

Automated vision solution makes reprogramming easy 08/07/2014
GlaxoSmithKline has been able to automate traceability on its production lines and in the process has greatly reduced the risk of human error.  Full Story...



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