Freelance 2019 is an upgraded version of the distributed control system (DCS) solution for process industries originally launched in 1994 by ABB. Freelance combines the advantages of a DCS with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and is characterized by ease of use, scalability, flexibility and reliability, the company says.
Evermark Automation of Sarnia, ON, has announced the creation of this new entity that will offer products, services and expertise for Process Control and Analytical Solutions. At the same time, Evermark has announced that ABB, a manufacturer of instrumentation and control products, has appointed them as the unique representative for all its Process Analytical products, in Ontario and Manitoba.
Conditions over the next decade are likely to become more challenging with considerable uncertainty and disparity of performance throughout the chemical industry, warns ABB in the first of a two-part white paper posted on ‘Transforming Chemical Operations Through Technology’.
The wedgemeter has endured the test of time. Since the 1950s, it has proven to be the solution to the most challenging of applications. This is most evident in various refinery processes including the delayed cokers.
ABB has completed the Maritime Link, formally handing over the interconnector to Emera, an energy and services company headquartered in Halifax. The link made history on December 8, 2017, by conducting the first exchange of electricity between the islands of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
The life sciences industry is facing a harsh global competition and changing market requirements such as more customized products, shorter delivery times and smaller batch series down to batch size 1.