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Curved, polymer infrared windows for mechanical inspection

Suitable for checking the health of mechanical systems during operation, says IRISS

Correct bearing mounting cuts costs on cement roller press

The correct mounting and dismounting of rolling element bearings can save time and dramatically increase the life of bearings, as well as maximise the availability of critical plant and machinery by avoiding costly breakdowns

Variable speed drive for HVAC applications

WEG launches frequency inverter CFW501 that has been designed to meet the needs of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry

Touch panel improves productivity of existing plant

The interface between man and machine often provides potential for optimisation in automated production

Software drives plant optimisation improvements

New software solutions are delivering better machine and overall plant optimisation, helping process operators to improve both process and plant performance. Sean Ottewell reports.

Gaining energy intelligence

Enhancements to software lets users make more informed decisions about energy usage

Integrating laser scan data and 3D geometry

'Lean construction’ will speed overall project execution and deliver reduced wastage

VIDEO: 3D plant project data control

Ensures concurrent plant design and global engineering content management

Automation upgrades drive plant expansions

All sectors in the process industry are investing heavily in new plant management technologies, particularly to drive plant expansions

Improving the calibration of instruments through analysis

Plants can improve their efficiency and reduce costs by performing calibration history trend analysis. By doing it, a plant is able to define which instruments can be calibrated less frequently and which should be calibrated more frequently. Calibration history trend analysis is only possible with calibration software that provides this

Award for novel sol-gel process

Many failed attempts have been made to manufacture glass via sol-gel routes. The first company to succeed has won a major European innovation award.

Achieving process understanding and improved operations

Proficy RX 2.0 features improved usability and integration in a complete, integrated process analytical technology software solution

Keeping an eye on your tanks

Tankvision inventory management system offers universal browser access via the internal network, capable of providing visualisation of your tanks on a worldwide scale

Eliminating premature bearing failure

Large per centage of bearings fail to meet their normal life expectation because they have been incorrectly installed, according to Eriks UK

Machine condition monitor uses Wireless Hart

Emerson's new CSI 9420 Machinery Health Transmitter is a vibration monitoring device that transmits data via Wireless Hart

Controller can test five switch elements in one cycle

HBM's EASYswitch process controller with TEDS now allows the testing of up to five switch elements in one cycle

Improving plant connectivity with digital automation

As manufacturers seek more powerful automation and production systems, suppliers are developing new information architectures to improve connectivity between production equipment and the rest of the business enterprise

Reducing inventory and invreasing material utilisation

Radan, from Planit, has been developed as a total CAD/CAM solution for the sheet metal industry. This class leading software encompasses design, manufacture and production control for all sheet metal components and products

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