Plant Automation

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Plant Automation July 28, 2022

Six ways vertical commissioning can benefit a food facility project

Vertical commissioning can significantly improve immediate return on investment (ROI) at start-up due to fewer unexpected challenges.

By Rao Kolla
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Plant Automation June 27, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: June 20-26, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered automation trends, IT/OT convergence, compressed air systems, Lean manufacturing tools and Product of the Year winners. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
PLCs, PACs August 2, 2022

Researchers develop faster, more precise 3D-printing process

Multiplexed fused filament fabrication (MF3) is a faster, more precise 3D-printing technique developed by Rutgers University researchers.

By Greg Bruno
Multivac's automation system is designed to be flexible so food and beverage manufacturers have more options in their approach. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Standards January 7, 2022

Action plan pledges to open up consolidated meat and poultry industries

The White House responded with $150 million to provide development of worker training, increased workplace safety and well-paying jobs.

By Family Farm Action Alliance
System Integration August 3, 2022

Case study: Redesign the process, then the control system

Pharmaceutical control system integration: Fixing a blind spot in the process design helped user requirements for a heat exchanger control system. A control system may not be able to fix a faulty process.

By Kevin Tom
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Wireless May 17, 2022

On-demand warehousing’s potential for supply chains

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute research shows that innovative business models that tap into extra warehouse space can be a potential solution for companies with changing demand requirements or tight fulfillment windows.

By Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Sensors, Vision July 22, 2022

Machine vision, automation streamline logistics and warehousing operations

Machine vision and automation advancements are improving logistics and warehousing operations by taking advantage of developments with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), deep learning and more.

By John Lewis