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Tackling water loss with data analytics

(16/07/2024)
A Romanian water utility is using advanced analytics to transform its infrastructure and tackle water losses in real time.
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Sugar refinery pumping solutions

(15/07/2024)
Increasingly prohibitive pump maintenance bills and lengthy downtimes prompted a sugar refinery to replace three of its pumps in a key process. To improve and streamline its pumping operation, the sugar refinery ensured that the new rotary lobe pumps, supplied by Borger, were all the same size to reduce the cost of required spares.
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Smart motor control system boosts mill production

(15/07/2024)
A smart motor control solution is providing an animal feed mill with access to real-time data about its materials and energy, helping it to optimise output.


Archive

  1. 08/07/2024 Digital control system evolution for Naphtachimie

    The project evolves ABB’s Distributed Control System (DCS) from a legacy version Advant MOD 300 to the new AC 800M, extending the plant’s life, as well as improving performance, availability and reliability.

  2. 04/07/2024 Non-contacting radar offers benefits in food and beverage applications

    Vladislav Snitko explains why the latest non-contacting radar level transmitters are now able to outperform ultrasonic level transmitters in food and beverage applications.

  3. 01/07/2024 Intelligence with an edge

    Vikas Maurya discusses the value of edge-hosted AI in relation to increasing the efficiency and resilience of process control and automation operations, especially at remote sites or where cloud connectivity may be compromised.

  4. 01/07/2024 Preventing operator bypass of safety interlocks

    David Dearden offers suggestions on how machine builders can prevent operator bypass.

  5. 21/06/2024 Pioneering Prosthetics: Smart ArM's Evolution at Cybathlon 2024

    In the realm of bionic advancements, the Cybathlon stands as a beacon where innovation merges with the resilient human spirit. Among the groundbreaking developments spurred by this remarkable international competition, the ‘Smart ArM’ emerges as a testament to human creativity and technological expertise. Urs-Ueli Schorno reports.

  6. 21/06/2024 All about variable frequency drives

    Today, variable frequency drives (VFDs) are ubiquitous components across many industries. Control Engineering Europe spoke to Kes Beech, Technical Manager at Invertek Drives, find out more about their history and how they are able to ensure greater efficiency in electric motor applications.

  7. 21/06/2024 Accurate control for batch processes

    Kieran Bennett discusses the importance of process accuracy in batch manufacturing operations and how it can be achieved.

  8. 21/06/2024 Avoiding EN 60204-1 errors

    Safe Machine Ltd has published a new whitepaper – ‘EN 60204-1 for machine builders and panel builders – a guide to avoiding common errors’ which highlights the many ways that machinery can fail to comply with the requirements of this safety standard.

  9. 21/06/2024 Safety light curtains: going back to basics

    Martin Kidman explains what light curtains can contribute to machinery safety, factory control and productivity, looking at the functions and features that are available today.

  10. 14/06/2024 Overcoming a palletising bottleneck

    By automating the palletising of its bottled salad dressing line, Swiss condiment producer, Brunos has alleviated production inefficiencies.

  11. 14/06/2024 Overcoming the challenges of MDI production

    Find out how Lenzing Filtration overcame a challenging application in MDI production using ATEX-certified motors and drives.

  12. 14/06/2024 How OEE monitoring enables real-time analysis of production processes

    Thomas Feßl explains how it is possible to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) using real-time and historical data.

  13. 05/06/2024 What makes a device smart?

    Control Engineering Europe spoke to Jenny Schaack, Vice President Sensing Technologies Process Industries at Siemens about the smart ‘things’ that form a key part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

  14. 05/06/2024 Ensuring AGV safety

    Stewart Robinson explains the standards that need to applied in a variety of AGV application scenarios.

  15. 05/06/2024 Machine connectivity and edge computing

    Dr. Christopher Anhalt discusses technological advances and market developments for industrial edge computing, focussing on the interplay of machine connectivity and edge, operating models and the scalability of industrial IoT solutions.

  16. 02/06/2024 Robotics, productivity and people

    As organisations turn to robotics to overcome skills shortages, they are discovering that the technology’s true value lies in its power to augment, rather than replace, human expertise, says Sam Tilley.

  17. 24/05/2024 Moving Ethernet right down to the field

    Peter Lutz provides an update on work being undertaken by the OPC Foundation’s Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative.

  18. 23/05/2024 The thermal loop explained

    Thermal loop solutions have become increasingly popular for achieving improved temperature control and consistent outcomes, but what exactly does the thermal loop mean? Andy Selvy explains.

  19. 23/05/2024 How low can you go?

    Neil Hannay looks at a variety of flowmeter technologies and offers some thoughts on their suitability for low-flow measurement applications.

  20. 16/05/2024 Unlocking digital competitiveness in the OT domain

    Marcel Kelder looks at the barriers and benefits of taking a new technology approach to ensure successful and secure OT/IT convergence.