New SCADA helps Scottish brewers avoid malt and barley blues

A grain drying and storage facility that supplies some of Scotland’s leading distilleries has installed a new Movicon SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system to consolidate series of plant upgrades and expansions.   Highland Grains Ltd is an agricultural cooperative, owned by its 89 members, which dries, conditions and stores malting barley and other […]

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Omron Factory uses Microsoft Big Data fo find productivity gains

In a recent project to improve productivity at Omron’s Kusatsu plant, engineers wanted to support anecdotal reports from plant-floor operators with real-time information. Their goal was to identify and assess continuous improvement projects with real-time data. To realise this, the factory traced products through the manufacturing processes to analyse where improvements can be made.   […]

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The i3 Intelligent Control Station | the best things in threes.

  IMO’s i3Cube offers system builders and OEMs an Intelligent Control Station combining PLC and HMI for small applications, with lower cost, simpler installation and faster configuration. There is a choice: three basic modules with keys and touch screens up to 320 x 240; three built-in I/O options (including none); three communications options including Ethernet. […]

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Pumping station software optimises energy and reduces leaks

The modernisation of hardware and software in a large scale water supply system has improved the overall operational effectiveness of the entire operation and delivered a 51% reduction in power consumption. It has also enabled the supplier to reduce outlet pressure, leading to an 8% fall in emergency call-outs.   In 2015, Samara Municipal Systems […]

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Guided operator solutions remove manufacturing assembly errors

    Guided operator solutions remove assembly errors for manufacturer.   Assembly cells making several different products in one work-space have a high potential for operator error. Mitsubishi Electric’s Pick-to-Light guided operator system has removed errors by controlling the picking sequence using lights, doors, operator terminals and touch sensors. A test cell recorded a huge […]

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