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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.
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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.
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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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 16/01/2017 Control system solution for power and desalination station

    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.

  16. 10/01/2017 Valve, actuator and control package ensures safe and reliable ballast operations

    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.

  17. 09/01/2017 Adaptive process control solution improves asset optimisation

    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. 

  18. 06/12/2016 Retrofit control and HMI solution for biomass boiler

    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.

  19. 23/10/2016 Actuators support plans for advanced wastewater treatment

    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.

  20. 23/10/2016 SCADA solution adapts well to change

    A flexible SCADA solution has been specified to help keep tabs on the constantly evolving plant and processes at Highland Grains.