For more than 30 years, J. McCoy Equipment has built concrete batch plants and ready-mixed concrete facilities. Oshawa Bearing provides the plant automation component, joining both electrical and mechanical components. Add Siemens weighing and automation technology to the mix, and the result is a partnership with innovative solutions.
The handbook, Large Enclosure Selector Guide, from Rittal Systems was created to guide users through the advantages, explanation of principles, and application tips.
Festo has created the Simplified Motion Series of electric drives for jobs requiring very simple motion or positioning, with the added bonus of being exceedingly easy to commission.
Neste, the world’s leading renewable fuel producer, and Lufthansa, one of the leading airlines in Europe, strengthen their collaboration regarding the development of renewable solutions for aviation.
SIKO has announced the SG61 wire-actuated encoder, which can be used for measuring lengths up to 6 m. The encoder has an installation depth of 70 x 85 x 105 mm and an aluminum housing, coupled with impact-resistant plastic.
Across process industries, the success of major capital projects is jeopardized by traditional automation system commissioning practices and their associated problems: missed deadlines, errors, and stretched-thin personnel.
Online configurators from Assured Automation are said to simplify selecting automated valves. The configurators can be used on a PC, tablet or mobile phone. Valves can be identified by Type, Material, Application or Industry using the interface tabs.
Microdrones has been flying the mdMapper1000DG advanced aerial mapping solution at the White Birch Paper mill in Quebec City for three years, providing a safer, more cost-effective way for the company to measure wood chip piles.
Endress+Hauser has introduced a new generation of ISFET sensors made with PEEK (polyetheretherketone) to improve performance in glass-free pH measurement. With the new design, the ISFET sensors — Memosens CPS47D, CPS77D and CPS97D — are said to offer consistent accuracy, maximum product safety, and up to six times greater clean in place (CIP) stability than the previous generation of ISFET sensors.
Improperly specified, installed or maintained sight glasses can represent the weakest link in a processing system. The wrong glass or materials used will limit observation, require extra maintenance and replacements, and even fail under pressure with catastrophic results – since glass can fracture at 5 miles/second.