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Real-Time, Multi-Measurement Probing

September 11, 2009 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

UWRTD-NB9W wireless RTD probes/transmitters

Smart Multi-Bin Monitoring

September 3, 2009 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

BinMaster’s SmartBob C-50 analog expansion console enables monitoring of multiple bins equipped with SmartBob2 or SmartBob-TS1 sensors from a single control console, thereby reducing the amount of required equipment, simplifying installation and lowering costs.

Simplifying Control, Test & System Development

September 3, 2009 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments has launched LabVIEW 2009, the latest version of the graphical system design software platform for control, test and embedded system development.

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The Key To Energy Consumption

September 1, 2009 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Agentis Energy™ recently unveiled The Acuity Solution web-based interface to enable plastics processors and other manufacturers to monitor the energy consumption of every electrically powered device in the plant and use the information to save on energy costs.

Wireless Temperature Probe

August 21, 2009 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega's new wireless RTD probe/transmitter assembly features a stainless steel probe connected to a polypropylene water tight transmitter housing.

Wireless Connectors, Batteries Included

August 20, 2009 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega's new MWTC series of wireless thermocouple connectors are available in standard J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, or N type calibration.

Multi-Bin Level Monitoring From One Console

July 14, 2009 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BinMaster presents its SmartBob C-50 analog expansion console, which enables monitoring of multiple bins equipped with SmartBob2 or SmartBob-TS1 sensors from a single C-100 control console.

Standards Aid Reliability

June 29, 2009 9:28 am | Articles | Comments

Self-organizing mesh networks are inherently reliable.

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A Constant Checkup On Machinery Health

June 18, 2009 4:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management has unveiled a video demonstrating the technology, features and benefits of its CSI 9420 machinery health transmitter.

Reducing Capital Project Costs

March 24, 2009 9:44 am | Articles | Comments

Wireless field communications

Processing Outlook Report: Food & Beverage Segment

February 20, 2009 9:13 am | Articles | Comments

Survey results would indicate that this segment has not been hit as hard as others by current economic conditions.

Processing Outlook Report: Fuel Refinement Segment

February 20, 2009 9:11 am | Articles | Comments

Although this segment has been hit hard in recent years due to natural disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and a lack of interest in building more refineries, it is still surprising to see that investments in this sector could take a pretty dramatic step backwards in 2009.

Processing Outlook Report: General Chemical Production Segment

February 20, 2009 9:08 am | Articles | Comments

As could be expected with a general grouping like this, which includes a wider range of facilities with varying production focuses, responses show some interesting ranges.

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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.

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.

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.

Thank You, Baseball

February 5, 2009 7:53 am | Blogs | Comments

By Jeff Reinke Sports, and baseball in particular, offers a great database from which to draw examples when working to make a point.

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.

Gathering The Perfect Storm For Soaring Electricity Costs

September 25, 2008 11:10 am | Articles | Comments

By Bob Zak Industrial manufacturers consume roughly one-third of the power utilized in the US. This fact is not lost on utilities and energy service providers.

Cutting The Cord

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

While less glamorous than its consumer counterpart, wireless capabilities in the industrial sector continue to grow in importance.

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.

6 Key Mobile Adoption Drivers for the Chem Processing Industry

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Articles | Comments

Leading-edge organizations that have adopted mobile technology as a best practice are realizing a new level of efficiency, which is reflected in their operations and on their bottom line.

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