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CaseStudies

An automated warehouse - but not as you know it (24/11/2017)
Article image Most of us would recognise Ocado as the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer – shipping more than 260,000 orders every week to customers around the UK. However, as Suzanne Gill recently found out, there is far more to the company than one might, at first, think.
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SCADA brings new levels of sophistication to paint spraying machines (30/10/2017)
Article image Users of paint spraying machines are benefiting from easier set-up, reduced downtime, and an assurance of future proofing since the addition of Progea’s Movicon SCADA.
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Machine manufacturer boosts productivity with integral control concept (10/09/2017)
Falu AG specialises in the manufacture of machines for producing and packaging cotton swabs, pads and non-woven cotton products. For its new punching machine, the company relies on solutions from Siemens for control, drive and engineering functions, allowing it to increase production speed and drive down manufacturing costs.
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Pneumatic actuators adapted to meet high forces for oil field project 04/09/2017
As part of project to increase oil production capacity to 65,000 barrels per day (BPD) from the existing capacity of 22,000 BPD, the NASR Phase II Full Field Development Project in the UAE, Rotork has received an order for 220 pneumatic actuators. Full Story...

Drive systems: helping reduce the energy bill 22/05/2017
Energy represents both an environmental challenge and a competitiveness issue for many processing operations as, on average, it is the second biggest production cost after raw materials. Because motors account for almost 70% of the electrical consumption of a production site, motorised applications are an important source of potential savings. Full Story...

Helping speed up subsea oil production 09/05/2017
Production optimisation company, Enpro Subsea, has revealed details of how its subsea architecture was used for the first time by an operator in the Gulf of Mexico and was a contributing factor in achieving first oil production in under 12 months – a record time for the client. Full Story...

Achieving more accurate fryer control 18/04/2017
For a producer of tortilla chip snacks the complex interaction between controlling the temperature, cooking time and oil replenishment of its fryers is critical to maintaining the high quality of its tortilla chip snacks. Full Story...

Control system solution for power and desalination station 16/01/2017
Yokogawa Middle East & Africa has received an order from the Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) to provide control systems for the Layyah Power and Desalination Station. Full Story...

Valve, actuator and control package ensures safe and reliable ballast operations 10/01/2017
Heerema Marine Contractors has chosen Emerson Automation Solutions to provide a valve remote control (VRC) system for SSCV Sleipnir, a semi-submersible offshore crane vessel that is being constructed at Sembcorp Marine’s shipyard in Singapore. Full Story...

Adaptive process control solution improves asset optimisation 09/01/2017
ENI S.p.A, a multinational oil and gas company has utilised multivariable model predictive control and optimization technology to help improve performance across multiple sites.  Full Story...

Retrofit control and HMI solution for biomass boiler 06/12/2016
Steam is an important component of meat processing and when Djurdjevic, a Serbian meat production company, wanted to automate the boiler it uses to produce steam the company needed to ensure that its control solution would be efficient and safe. Full Story...

Actuators support plans for advanced wastewater treatment 23/10/2016
The Viseu Sul WWTP in Portugal’s Viseu County is believed to be the first in the country to adopt advanced membrane filtration (MBR) wastewater treatment technology. The highly automated treatment facility, serves a population of 90,000. Full Story...

SCADA solution adapts well to change 23/10/2016
A flexible SCADA solution has been specified to help keep tabs on the constantly evolving plant and processes at Highland Grains. Full Story...

Central control system solution for medical laser research centre 27/06/2016
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. Full Story...

Automating a Romanian water treatment plant 27/06/2016
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. Full Story...

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. Full Story...

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...



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