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.
National Instruments has launched LabVIEW 2009, the latest version of the graphical system design software platform for control, test and embedded system development.
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.
Omega's new wireless RTD probe/transmitter assembly features a stainless steel probe connected to a polypropylene water tight transmitter housing.
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.
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.
Self-organizing mesh networks are inherently reliable.
Emerson Process Management has unveiled a video demonstrating the technology, features and benefits of its CSI 9420 machinery health transmitter.
Wireless field communications
Survey results would indicate that this segment has not been hit as hard as others by current economic conditions.
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.
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.
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.
While the processing marketplace is not immune to cutbacks, the pharmaceuticals segment offers more promise than most.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
While less glamorous than its consumer counterpart, wireless capabilities in the industrial sector continue to grow in importance.
By Dave StaplesI t used to be a relatively common practice for plants to wait for equipment to fail, and then repair it.
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.