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Data analysis: a key requirement for IIoT (09/02/2016)
Article image Suzanne Gill reports from the 27th Honeywell User Group EMEA event, where a proliferation of data analysis solutions were on display, all designed to help industry benefit from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
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Delivering IE4 savings for a Zone 1 application (02/02/2016)
Article image Applications in explosion hazardous areas are currently exempt from the EU regulations on minimum energy efficiency. This can put industries such as petrochemical, oil and gas and mining at a disadvantage when trying to improve overall site efficiency. Control Engineering Europe looks at one company who has overcome this disadvantage.
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Secure data connection for remote maintenance (26/01/2016)
Article image The specialist brewery system supplier, GEA, employs remote maintenance as part of its solution, to ensure a high level of plant availability and efficient plant operation. Security of data connections plays an important role in the process.
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Improving level measurement in tall vessels 19/01/2016
Pawel Czoczys explains how the latest digital differential pressure level technology is able to solve many of the problems traditionally experienced when using differential pressure measurements to monitor levels in tall vessels or towers.  Full Story...

EN 61800-5-2: more than just Safe Torque Off 19/01/2016
Ross Fenion offers an insight into the application of the safe motion standard EN 61800-5-2.  Full Story...

Process gases: flaring alternatives 12/01/2016
Torsten Haug discusses a high-performance measuring system with fast response time which enables problem-free utilisation of process gases in many industry sectors. Full Story...

Standardising and simplifying device to host integration with FDI 05/01/2016
You should expect to start hearing a lot more about FDI in 2016, as products that support this new device integration standard start to come to market. Control Engineering Europe reports on its journey so far. Full Story...

Driving forward with efficiencies 04/01/2016
Control Engineering Europe looks at a selection of applications in which variable speed drives have offered production or energy saving efficiencies. Full Story...

Understanding and controlling foam 22/12/2015
Optimised foam control and reduced process costs can be achieved through the use of a measurement solution developed specifically for the task, says Steve Gallagher. Full Story...

IO-Link is key for Industry 4.0 22/12/2015
Industry 4.0 will only become reality via standardised communication interfaces. For this reason IO-Link has a prominent role with simple sensors, whereas Ethernet and Ethernet-based field buses are more prominent with sensors that are more high-performance and bigger, says Gary Hockin, Leuze electronic UK national sales manager. Full Story...

Connector solutions for high speed data transfer 15/12/2015
Sebastian Richter and Alexander Hornauer explain the importance of specification of the right Industrial Ethernet connection solutions to ensure they can cope with harsh industrial environments. Full Story...

Tips for increasing energy efficiency in pneumatic systems 15/12/2015
Festo has published Energy efficiency@Festo, a new guide which details a number of ways that plant managers can improve efficiency in their pneumatic production processes by up to 60%.   Full Story...

Safety system solutions for Ichthys gas field project 15/12/2015
HIMA was selected by the Ichthys joint venture to be the supplier for the safety instrumented systems (SIS) and the fire and gas system (F&G). The Ichthys LNG project consists of an LNG plant (onshore), a central processing facility (CPF) and a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.  Full Story...

Control solution for hybrid-flywheel energy storage plant 14/12/2015
Yokogawa Ireland, a branch office of the subsidiary Yokogawa United Kingdom, has delivered a control system for Europe’s first hybrid energy storage plant in Ireland.  Full Story...

Future-proofing your HMIs 08/12/2015
It is important to ensure that HMIs have the capability to work with devices and platforms being used to implement the IoT and Industry 4.0, says Fabio Terezinho. Full Story...

Assessing cyber security risk in real-time 30/11/2015
Suzanne Gill reports on the need for plants to employ a continuous and ongoing cyber security solution and looks at a real-time software solution that automates the task of identifying risk. Full Story...

IO-Link: Getting straight to the point 23/11/2015
Standardised IO-Link technology makes communication with sensors and actuators simple and economical. This low-cost connection technology, with three or five conductors, achieves point-to-point connection without the need for complex wiring and with minimal material requirements.  Full Story...

HART at the speed of Ethernet 13/11/2015
Thomas Hilz, market segment manager at Softing Industrial Automation, discusses HART-IP, and explains why it is a groundbreaking technology and not just one protocol among many. Full Story...

Becoming a trusted advisor 09/11/2015
Slawomir Suchomski, vice president, Europe, Solutions and Lifecycle Services at Emerson Process Management, comments on how the company is meeting changing customer requirements for the provision of services. Full Story...

Demonstrating Industry 4.0 concepts 09/11/2015
Following the introduction of its modular Industry 4.0 system concept in 2014, SmartFactory KL introduced a multi-vendor technology initiative at Hannover this year, with the goal of more quickly realising the requirements of Industry 4.0 – which will demand more flexible and adaptable production lines. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

Six-axis vacuum-compatible motion solution 09/11/2015
Earlier this year LG Motion delivered a six-axis vacuum-compatible precision motion system to AWE Aldermaston which is being used to determine properties of X-ray diffraction crystals prior to installation into X-ray sensitive diagnostics for fielding on laser plasma experiments. Full Story...

PROFINET – a solution platform for process automation? 04/11/2015
A recent Whitepaper from PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) details the functions and capabilities of PROFINET that meet the demands of the process automation industry, and highlights work being undertaken to a create a solution platform for process automation.  Full Story...

Improving power plant performance with a modern calibration process 04/11/2015
Beamex explains the most common reasons to implement a modern calibration process in power plants, exploring the typical issues encountered with outdated calibration processses, and explaining how to implement a modern calibration process.  Full Story...



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