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Kaizen team boosts packaging operation OEE by 66.5%
Overall equipment efficiency (OEE) gains from renewed focus and speed
Circuit breaker promotes automotive-plant energy efficiency
Communications and power metering capabilities built in
Designing an international processing facility
Sunsweet expanded their prune processing facility in Chile, which presented a few unique challenges for the company.
PC-based control boosts sterile sampling bag production
Labplas redesigns custom production machines with EtherCAT, robotics and AI for quality control, ensuring ROI of less than one year on all upgrades, for 15 to 35% machine productivity increases.
Industrial robotics help automate toner cartridge manufacturing process
Industrial robots helped Ricoh automate their manufacturing process and improve their operational efficiency.
Case study: Commissioning a solar power plant
Commissioning an integrated security system for solar power plant in Saudi Arabia was successful despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How robots package eggs
Robot palletizer safely packs fresh eggs, increases throughput and reduces costs
Case study: Manufacturing facility electrical design
This example of a manufacturing plant, lab and office building power distribution project walks through the electrical engineering decisions
Packaging automation integration advice from Avanceon
Case study questions and answers: Seven bakery lines converge in one packaging area that fills 20 cases per minute. Controllers needed replacing and programming, and the network needed updating. System integrators checked and tested code as they went so the project could be completed over a three-day weekend.
Packaging automation integration advice from Stone Technologies
Packaging, records, raw materials, were updated and integrated and automated across eight facilities.
Surviving a control system migration project
Control system migration projects can provide significant value to industrial operations by ensuring a smooth transition to newer technology with virtually no changes to physical wiring or intellectual property.
Information from wireless transmitters saves energy
Cover Story: Wireless transmitters provide process information and increase energy efficiency in facilities.
Integration, prediction, 2020 control room
Think Again application summaries: Machine data integration saves time, predictive maintenance avoids unplanned downtime, and a control room designed for 2020 attracts young engineering prospects, among other benefits.
Sensors and data monitoring help predict the future in oil rigs
Think Again automation application example: predictive maintenance avoids unplanned downtime and improves service offerings, among other benefits, for an oil rig equipment provider.
Solar-powered thermal mass flowmeters operate in flare-gas monitoring system
How can new gas flowmeters operate at an oilfield without utility power service in the remote southern Bakken formation region of North Dakota? That was the challenge facing Legacy Reserves at remote sites at the Williston Basin, N.D.
Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan has a goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 40% to 45% from 2012 levels by 2025. This has led to new regulations that require widescale pump retrofitting.
De-risk by design: Maintaining safety at heights
A major challenge facing oil and gas facilities is inadequate lighting and the need for workers to climb to elevated heights to repair or replace lights.
High-capacity servers overcome data transfer challenges
Coal seam gas extraction requires heavy monitoring via many sensors placed at the wellhead. To ensure all the data are managed properly, a high-capacity server is needed. This case study explains the challenges of managing data in the extraction process—and how to overcome them.
Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
A compressor failure on a gas pipeline forced a company to switch from preventive maintenance to predictive to provide better service.
Use EAM and APM techniques to achieve better maintenance planning
Enterprise asset management (EAM) software can ensure asset uptime while an asset performance management (APM) approach can ensure optimal levels of cost reduction and reliability.