The bigger, the better?

Jonathan Wilkins discusses the advantages and challenges of both small and large companies in industry

Bluetooth communication for sensors

Arc sensors have improved process measurement accuracy and speed while reducing installation and maintenance costs

Dynamic linear position sensing

Novotechnik’s new TF1 series inductive linear sensor suits harsh environment high speed processes

Adaptive control

Paul Hurst explains how vacuum brazing control technology is successfully transferring to other sectors

Smart process automation

Chase Shih describes how simple network management protocol I/O is an enabling technology for intelligent process engineering

Actuators are up to scratch

Electric control valve actuation passes the glass-making test, says Katie Wilson

The path to productivity

Steve Leech outlines some key areas that can have a big impact on releasing a process plant’s productivity potential

Chemical control solution

Brazil chemical facility first to adopt new process controls that allows for more effective responses and less operator fatigue

More flexibility for safe connectors

The Han Ex range is deployed chiefly in the mining, chemistry and process automation industries

Ultrasonic flow meter for process and control

Titan Enterprises announces the Process Atrato - a new low volume, high performance ultrasonic flow meter packaged to address the challenges of the process and control environment

Robots lightweight for pick-and-place tasks

Manufacturing and packaging industries are incredibly competitive and this translates into demands for higher speeds and high reliability

Designing for the man-machine collaboration

Robert Holloway examines the importance of ergonomics in industry

The crucial scope of plant scheduling

Roch Gauthier looks at why executives need to view scheduling as a vital part of the business decision-making process

Miniature rotary stage

Combine with motion controllers, drives and interfacing components for complete automated positioning solutions



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