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Processing Outlook Report: Materials Processing Segment

February 20, 2009 9:06 am | Articles | Comments

Although this encompasses a range of facilities with varying plants, respondents seem to be unified in taking a less severe, yet cautious attitude when looking ahead to 2009 purchases.

Processing Outlook Report: Pharmaceuticals Segment

February 20, 2009 9:04 am | Articles | Comments

While the processing marketplace is not immune to cutbacks, the pharmaceuticals segment offers more promise than most.

Processing Outlook Report: Resins & Plastics Segment

February 20, 2009 9:01 am | Articles | Comments

The most significant issues for this sector seem to stem from fewer capital equipment purchases being made over one year ago, and as a result, maintenance costs have increased, thereby impacting operational efficiency.

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Processing Outlook Report: Pulp & Paper

February 20, 2009 8:27 am | Articles | Comments

As could be expected with the changes in its business climate, this segment will not be among the most dynamic when it comes to purchasing in 2009.

2009 Processing Outlook Report

February 20, 2009 5:51 am | Articles | Comments

While at a slower pace than last year, survey respondents show that a strong interest in purchasing new equipment and implementing new technology still persists.

More In Control Of Your Plant By Honing In On Hydraulic Systems

February 13, 2009 5:17 am | Articles | Comments

UNiGY pump-modeling hydraulic drive technology

An End-To-End Hardware/Software Solution

February 13, 2009 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

iVMIT intelligent vendor-managed inventory solutions

In Constant Contact With Your Plant Floor

February 13, 2009 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

FactoryTalk ViewPoint visualization software

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Realistic Simulation Powers Nuclear Power Certification

February 5, 2009 7:55 am | Articles | Comments

From the onset of the civilian nuclear era (marked by President Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” speech to the United Nations in 1953) there has been a strong awareness of the importance of safety within the nuclear energy industry.

Wireless Keeps UK Power Generator Above Water Data

February 5, 2009 7:54 am | Articles | Comments

Emerson's Smart Wireless technology is helping E.ON UK accurately monitor and measure treated water usage, thus allowing trending and analysis to formulate target values at the company's Kingsnorth dual-fired power station.

Priming The Pump To Save Energy

January 27, 2009 9:26 am | Articles | Comments

The statistics-both staggering and sobering-are sounding the alarm for a radical transformation in the energy efficiency of pumping systems.

How to Get Tanks Cleaner in Less Time and Lower Operating Costs (4208)

January 27, 2009 9:03 am | Articles | Comments

By Christine Pagcatipunan Process improvement and cost reduction are key motivators for any plant. As a result, automated tank cleaning is increasing in popularity.

Easy-To-Install RS-232-To-USB Interface Converters

January 8, 2009 4:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA Engineering says its OM-CONV-USB Series RS-232-to-USB interface converters are easy to install.

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The Ultimate Remote For Your Plant

December 18, 2008 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to HMS Industrial Networks, its Anybus RemoteCom remote automation management and control device integrates: A secure central internal Web server to collect and store logged data, including trend graphs, in 1 location.

Environmental Monitoring That Keeps Going & Going

December 18, 2008 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments recently launched an instrument driver that gives NI LabVIEW graphical

Putting FEMA To Shame

December 18, 2008 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

SAFER Systems’ Real-Time® chemical emergency management system, Version10, equips organizations that deal with hazardous materials with vital information that enables better emergency planning, decision-making and response.

Stabilizing Your Offshore Investments

November 19, 2008 6:48 am | Articles | Comments

Dassault Systèmes has announced that the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), an organization that sets standards for the international marine and offshore industry, has selected the analysis capability of Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA to assist in the evaluation of the structural strength of offshore drilling and production units.

A Watchful Eye With Smarts For Hot Tanks

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Articles | Comments

Several hot tanks at the refinery are fitted with wireless temperature transmitters as a cost-effective means of keeping control room operators informed of internal tank conditions. This enables them to maintain temperature uniformity in the tanks, thereby preventing the formation of cold spots in which trapped moisture can lead to extensive damage-with repairs costing up to $200,000 per tank, according to the company.

More Than 32,000 Temperature Readings

November 5, 2008 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The OM-EL-USB-TC thermocouple data logger from OMEGA Engineering features:

Got The Hots For Accurate Measurement?

October 23, 2008 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to OMEGA Engineering, its CN740 Series temperature controller offers accurate temperature measurement and control in a 1/16 DIN package, in addition to continue

How to Get Tanks Cleaner in Less Time and Lower Operating Costs

October 21, 2008 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bullet List 1. The Manual Method. A worker physically cleans a tank and may actually enter it to do so. This raises safety concerns and often results in inconsistent cleaning, as well as the use of more cleaning chemicals and water than is really necessary.

More Powerful Vibration Measurement

September 25, 2008 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

IOtech has supplemented its vibration measurement portfolio with 2 new products; the 600 Series dynamic signal acquisition product portfolio was expanded with the addition of the 652u 10-channel, 24-bit simultaneous sampling USB 2.0 device, while the eZ-suite of software has broadened its capability to include remote machine monitoring and control with the addition of the eZ-TOMAS remote package.

Automatically Cracking The Code

July 24, 2008 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems presents the newest version of its EASYLABEL® software, which includes XML support for SAP enterprise management systems

Just Like The Real Thing

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Articles | Comments

Bullet List The provision of an off-line, scalable and customizable solution for automation system testing and operator training, which allows a newly hired worker to get acclimated to operations before being introduced to the plant floor. This can improve efficiency, reduce the chance for a mistake leading to downtime, and aid in improving worker safety.

Predictive Maintenance: Diagnosis For Machinery Health

June 18, 2008 6:20 am | Articles | Comments

By Dave StaplesI t used to be a relatively common practice for plants to wait for equipment to fail, and then repair it.

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