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Hydrogen Peroxide-Washable Aseptic Robots

September 7, 2010 2:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The DENSO VP-G2 six-axis articulated aseptic robots offer Class 100 cleanroom performance with an ultracompact design.

Foundation Fieldbus for Remote Monitoring

August 19, 2010 1:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AMETEK Process Instruments has added a Fieldbus Foundation interface to its LINKBUS remote instrument monitoring system to provide users with constant plant-wide access to process instruments.

Wireless—It’s Under Control

August 4, 2010 2:06 pm | by Carrie Ellis, Editor | Articles | Comments

Using wireless data and automating PID loop closure can help better control operations.

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Top 10 Technologies for 2011

July 23, 2010 9:01 am | Articles | Comments

The Chem.Info editors are constantly on the lookout for emerging technologies. Here are our picks for 2011.

Configuring the Automation Genome

July 13, 2010 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrity™ software from PAS helps plants operate at an optimum level by allowing configurations across automation systems to be easily reconcilable, accessible and searchable.

Get Ready to Get Training

July 13, 2010 5:47 am | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

In upping our technological base, turning to automation and implementing technology that requires a firm grasp on mathematics and engineering principles, we have alienated an eager work force.

Automation Panel for Hygienic Applications

July 12, 2010 1:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The IP65 automation panel 920 from B&R features a single-piece front foil that is free of gaps and seams that could collect dirt.

High-Speed Industrial Door Safety: Know What You Need & When

June 2, 2010 7:47 am | by JIM BOERGER, Director of Technology & Innovation, Rite-Hite Doors Inc. | Articles | Comments

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to high-speed door safety, but the best practice is to consider how the features align with safety goals, operating environments and budget.

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Choosing a Process Auomation System

May 26, 2010 7:54 am | Articles | Comments

Green Planet Farms’ Nebraska facility needed a process automation system to manage more than 100 batch and continuous process phases.

SIL 2 Certified Gas Transmitter

May 11, 2010 1:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sil 2 Certification of Honeywell's XNX universal gas transmitter sssures the reliability and integrity of mission-critical gas monitoring equipment.  

Molecular Fingerprints Promote Safety, Traceability

May 10, 2010 2:07 pm | by Michael Woelk, CEO, Picarro | Articles | Comments

Molecular fingerprints can be used to quickly verify that key components of foods and drinks—edible oils, sweeteners, etc.—are pure and unadulterated.

Real-Time Liquid Inventory Levels

April 29, 2010 1:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The TankScan ® remote level monitoring system gathers tank-level data via micropower impulse radar.

Wireless Points Avoid Interruption

April 28, 2010 12:33 pm | Articles | Comments

Inside BP’s Cherry Point refinery, wireless sensors continuously monitor temperature, pressure and vibrations during essential operations.

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Automated Isotope Analysis for F & B

April 27, 2010 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s isotope ratio mass spectrometry solution is designed to reliably confirm the authenticity of food and beverage samples and detect counterfeit products.

Wake Up and Smell the SCADA System

April 26, 2010 12:54 pm | Articles | Comments

Modern automation technology is helping a Lavazza coffee roasting plant to maintain constant product quality, high outputs and competitive prices.

Finishing 10- to 1,000-mL Square Containers

April 23, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Filamatic has created the Monobloc fill/finish packaging system to perform a range of tasks, such as sorting, feeding, filling, plugging, stoppering, crimping, capping, labeling and more. 

Gateway Connects any PLC to Automation System

April 9, 2010 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Anybus X-gateway from HMS Industrial Networks allows the transfer of data between different PLC systems and networks.

Recall Revolution: Automated Traceability

April 7, 2010 7:23 am | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

Tony Bordieri of State Garden, Inc., a MA-based processor of fresh produce, details how his company was able to preserve customer confidence and limit profit loss during the recent spinach recall. This video is an excerpt of a webcast that discussed maintaining profitability in the event...

Choosing the Right Inspection System, Screener or Separator

April 5, 2010 2:03 pm | Articles | Comments

Jeffrey Kaveney from Eriez Magnetics talks about how processors can choose the best inspection/vision systems, screeners or separators for their specific applications, and tricks for making it all fit on the plant floor.

Automated Mixing, Blending & Transfer

April 2, 2010 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tote® Systems' mixing, blending and transfer systems can calculate process time, temperature settings, mixing speeds and product discharge volume.

A Schott in the Arm

April 1, 2010 10:42 am | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Schott built its pharmaceutical packaging facility with twice the footprint necessary for existing operations. When advances in biotechnology created a demand for syringes, the company had room to install a state-of-the-art production line.

Automated Particle Size Analyzer

March 30, 2010 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ROTEX Global GRADEX® 2000 particle size analyzer is a PC-controlled device that provides fully automatic sieve analysis.

Failsafe Liquid Level Limit Detection

March 24, 2010 12:23 pm | by EndressHauserAG | Videos | Comments

How a liquid level detection sensor can differentiate between foam and the true height of liquid in a tank, and the backup systems used to ensure liquid level limits are never exceeded.

Leonard Valve ECO-MIX Mixing Valves Meet Lead-Free Requirements

March 19, 2010 6:31 am | by Leonard Valve | Product Releases | Comments

Leonard Valve has released a line of thermostatic mixing valves that meet California’s AB1953 and Vermont’s S.0152 lead-free plumbing laws. The new ECO-MIX thermostatic mixing valves.

High-Speed Robot Hand

March 17, 2010 9:23 am | by hizook | Videos | Comments

This faster-than-human robotic hand can do everything from dribbling, spinning a pen between its "fingers," and playing "cell phone catch" with itself.

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