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Turnkey solution offers production improvements for St Gobain

Improving capacity, modernising an older production line design, speedier materials handling, and reduced energy consumption were some of the enhancements Promtek engineered when it overhauled a plant design and production line for St Gobain.
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Automated packaging verification solution results in increased productivity

Find out how a seafood company gained a 50% improvement in productivity since installation of an automated verification solution to protect its packaging lines.
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Pass the vol-au-vents!

When Sfoglia Torino, an Italian manufacturer of pastries, identified a need to speed up production on the line making vol-au-vent cases, it began discussions with a local systems integrator to help it find a suitable solution.


  1. 15/07/2019 PLCs address malting process reliability issues

    A new control system has offered malting company, Crisp, some impressive process improvements.

  2. 08/07/2019 Control system grows with photovoltaic plant

    Operators of a 22MW photovoltaic park in the Naxçivan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan are able to control 8000 solar panels from one SCADA interface, which is designed to be easy and intuitive to use. The control system has been configured so that it is simple routine to accommodate extra equipment as the facility grows over the coming years.

  3. 25/06/2019 Sewage treatment plant uses intelligent actuators to automate penstock gates

    Rotork intelligent electric actuators have been specified to control penstock gates at a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Australia.

  4. 18/06/2019 Achieving performance improvements with CC-Link IE

    When Dansk Træemballage A/S (DTE) looked at how to increase the precision and productivity of its sawmill one of its major challenges was to establish the right automation control network. Find out how this issue was overcome.

  5. 28/05/2019 Pharmaceutical supplier opts for innovative hygienic flowmeter

    Specialist process machinery manufacturer, L.B. Bohle, has employed Bürkert’s FLOWave flowmeters into its PUR pharmaceutical universal cleaning system, which is designed specifically for cleaning containers of a variety of sizes.

  6. 24/04/2019 Malaysian refinery gets maintenance support

    The Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad, a refiner, manufacturer and supplier of petroleum products in Malaysia, has chosen the Rotork Client Support Programme (CSP) for the asset management of valve actuation equipment at its Port Dickson refinery.

  7. 22/01/2019 Manufacturing glass 365 days a year

    Pilkington is part of the NSG Group and produces float glass on two lines – primarily for use as architectural glass. After ten years of continuous operation, the Float Two line needed to be modernised to ensure continued economical production.

  8. 10/12/2018 Electric actuators installed at Chinese oil refinery

    More than 2,500 Rotork IQ3 electric actuators have been installed at a Chinese oil refinery and petrochemical complex.

  9. 19/11/2018 TSCH network at semiconductor wafer fabrication facility

    Analog Devices’ Power by Linear Group’s TSCH-based SmartMesh IP has been deployed at a wafer fabrication (fab) facility in Silicon Valley to monitor pressure for hundreds of specialty gas cylinders used in the various etching and cleaning stages of wafer fabrication.

  10. 30/10/2018 SIL-capable actuators protect BASF plant

    SIL-capable AUMA actuators have been specified as part of a safety system for flue gas scrubbers on a BASF incineration plant in Germany. 

  11. 07/08/2018 Oat producer sets out on its mission to use data for operational improvements

    A UK-based oat producer has enhanced its maintenance practices, minimised downtime, and made significant cost savings by employing Maintenance Management Software (MMS) from Idhammar.

  12. 10/06/2018 Performance testing of long service motors after re-engineering

    Having built a test station to its own specification based around a piezo electric torque transducer, industrial motor manufacturer, Solutions Engineering, is able to test the performance of its motors.

  13. 26/02/2018 Compact DC motor control aids environmental monitor

    Monitoring equipment is used to inspect the air in pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturing sites where a sterile environment is paramount.

  14. 24/11/2017 An automated warehouse - but not as you know it

    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.

  15. 30/10/2017 SCADA brings new levels of sophistication to paint spraying machines

    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.

  16. 10/09/2017 Machine manufacturer boosts productivity with integral control concept

    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.

  17. 04/09/2017 Pneumatic actuators adapted to meet high forces for oil field project

    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.

  18. 22/05/2017 Drive systems: helping reduce the energy bill

    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.

  19. 09/05/2017 Helping speed up subsea oil production

    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.

  20. 18/04/2017 Achieving more accurate fryer control

    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.