Better knowledge, more efficiency

Improved process knowledge as a result of the latest automation systems is enabling process companies to reduce production costs, improve quality control and cut their total cost of ownership. Eugene McCarthy reports

Single phase 50/60Hz step/control transformers

Suitable for heavy-duty industrial controls including motor speed

Food and beverage production fit for the future

Stefan Knauf looks at was of improving productivity and efficiency

Conformance testing ensures clear open communications

Open control and automation networks, upon which devices from many vendors can be used, are increasingly preferred throughout most industrial sectors. John Browett explains the role and importance of conformance testing

Measuring both vibration and acceleration

Silicon Designs introduces digital pulse density output MEMS variable capacitance accelerometers

Scada software goes mobile

Siemens’ Simatic WinCC V7.3 Scada software boosts engineering efficiency

Pneumatic control automation systems: simplicity is the key

Neil Saunders looks at the common components and processes involved in pneumatic control automation systems, from the most basic design to a complete production line

Industrial wireless blackout looms, warns GAMBICA

Industrial trade body is calling for the harmonisation of the new EN62657-2 industrial wireless co-existence standard. Without the standard, major industrial failure can occur

Process plant expert enhances GKN’s process line

Plasticraft helps GKN Aerospace enhance its original process line – 30 years on

Advanced computing and control systems transform chemical plants

Chemical companies rely increasingly on advanced computing and control systems to keep their plants at peak efficiency. Eugene McCarthy reports

Conveyor chains guarantees safe transportation

Can be used in automation, logistics systems, packaging, manufacturing of food and bakery products, pharmaceuticals and automotive industry

Counter module adds flexible counting capability

Designed for applications within the packaging, drive engineering, process, food and drink, mechanical engineering and other industries

Compact mass flow controller for harsh environments

Applications can be found in process control systems as for example in food, chemical and petrochemical plants

Advanced motion control system simplifies design of modular printing machinery

Multi-axis motion controller and high level software development environment helps rapidly evolve finishing system

Lightweight system for a variety of robotic applications

As robot systems are becoming more and more advanced, plastic experts are constantly developing plastic components to reduce costs and increase service life



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