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PC-based control
July 2014, Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff’s Scientific Automation integrates robotics, measurement technology and condition monitoring into the standard control platform alongside PLC, motion control and safety technology. TwinCAT utilises ...

Case History 137: The cycling pressure loop.
July 2014, Michael Brown Control Engineering

I have written much in the past about the peculiar problems inherent to integrating processes. The most commonly found of these are level controls, but some pressure control loops, particularly those ...

The re-invented high-bay warehouse
June 2014, Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff’s TwinCAT 3 unites PC control and science for simplified cable robot operation.

The automation challenge requires new approaches
June 2014

ExxonMobil’s Sandy Vassar talks of a new approach to automation at ARC’s Orlando Industry Forum.

Metso improves paper quality measurements
May 2014, Metso Automation

Brigl & Bergmeister enhances label paper quality with Metso’s latest control technology.

Case History 136: Control valve with negative hysteresis
May 2014, Michael Brown Control Engineering

Following on the theme of Case History 135, here is another example of what a really bad valve can do to contribute to problems in control loops. The example is of a loop controlling the reflux flow ...

Reader feedback sent to Michael Brown
May 2014, Michael Brown Control Engineering

SA Instrumentation and Control contributing editor, Michael Brown, recently received some feedback on a loop optimisation article we published in the August 2013 edition. Since it is such a topical experience ...

Control system modernisation at Constance Water Works
April 2014, Beckhoff Automation

At Constance Water Works located in Germany, outdated automation technology was recently replaced with Beckhoff control components. The new, fully automatic control offers a wealth of added value beyond ...

Smart combustion from Emerson
March 2014, Automation & Control Solutions

No matter if it is just optimising one section of the process, or the entire powerhouse, there are a number of benefits to working with Emerson.

Building management solutions that fit
March 2014, Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV implements a new control strategy to centralise Unisa’s operational requirements.

Petrocity keeps Kenya moving ­forward
March 2014, Honeywell ACS South Africa

Honeywell engineers the safety and control at Africa’s most technologically advanced oil terminal.

World-class vodka from Russia
February 2014, Metso Automation

Upgraded automation from Metso.

LabVIEW and CompactRIO keep power plants online
February 2014, National Instruments

Mechanical vibrations can be detrimental to rotating mechanical components and, in many cases, severely reducing a machine’s operability and longevity. The continuous monitoring of vibrations and other ...

Control loop - Case history 135
February 2014, Michael Brown Control Engineering

The dancing valve.

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