Vibronic point level instruments, popular since the 1980s, can now diagnose themselves, meet safety requirements, and support Industry 4.0 and IIoT initiatives.
Studies show that alternating between sitting and standing every hour will help reduce fatigue and may increase productivity. In demanding control room environments such as security, process control, power and military, employees are often required to sit tethered to their consoles and workstations for extended periods of time.
Recently introduced double diaphragm pumps, this time electrically operated (EODD), said to provide an eco-friendlier approach to the traditional AODD pump. One of the first EODD pumps put in operation was installed in April 2019 at a wastewater treatment facility since then pumping sludge with limescale.
Industrial network connectivity for devices and machines is key to achieve smart connected factories. HMS Industrial Networks annual study of the industrial network market shows that Industrial Ethernet increases its market share to 64 percent of new installed nodes (59 percent last year), while fieldbuses drop to 30 percent (35).
The island state city of Singapore is often hailed as the world’s premier smart city. With a 99 per cent connectivity rate, robo-taxis and huge network of sensors providing a large pool of data for analysis, it is easy to see why the island is at the forefront of the smart city movement.
To fight the coronavirus pandemic, Ginolis Ltd. in Oulunsalo, Finland, has converted existing rapid testing equipment lines to produce COVID-19 testing kits. Compact automation technology from Beckhoff contributes significantly to the production equipment’s modularity, flexibility and high quality.
Most public buildings rely on air handling units (AHUs) to provide a continuous supply of clean and comfortable air. In medical research facilities, they are especially critical to maintain optimal laboratory environment conditions. Medical research can be very temperature sensitive and any unplanned downtime can cause millions of dollars in damage and destroy years of research.
Every day industrial workers transfer potentially hazardous chemicals, such as solvents, acetones, lubricants, cleansers, and acids, from large drums into smaller containers, or into machinery.
Whether a boiler should be repaired or replaced is largely dependent on age and condition. Proper monitoring of water quality (pH, Cond, DO), chemical addition control (ORP), and real time corrosion control (ECP). Regular maintenance is important to prolonging the life of a boiler. However continuous of monitoring of water quality allows for predictive maintenance and prevention of shutdown.
It is a watershed moment for energy and sustainability as we enter the “Decade of Action,” so declared by the UN Secretary General, who has called for acceleration of sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.