IT in Manufacturing


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Is IT relevant to the chemicals industry?
December 2008
A comprehensive understanding of context is a prerequisite to aligning IT with business strategy

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Data clouds
November 2008, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Environmental monitoring is a topical subject and a pressing requirement for many organisations these days. This is because the burden of proof of compliance rests with companies themselves. The real ...

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Batch tracking and reporting
October 2008, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
SAB Maltings adopts latest Wonderware technology

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A balanced approach
October 2008
Computer-based plant maintenance.

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Uniformance process studio
October 2008
Improve the efficiency of plant data analysis. Honeywell has announced the launch of Uniformance Process Studio, a new desktop software package that allows plant engineers to more easily analyse process ...

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Rockwell's Incuity: a South African success story
September 2008, Rockwell Automation
Incuity Software currently has over 45 000 seats of its products installed in more than 40 countries with support for 13 languages

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Honeywell selected at petrochemical giant
September 2008
An integrated advanced planning and scheduling solution has been selected to help enhance efficiency and improve performance at a Saudi complex Honeywell has been awarded a contract to install and implement ...

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Endress+Hauser introduces Memobase
August 2008, Endress+Hauser South Africa
Endress+Hauser has announced the launch of Memobase in South Africa, a software package that allows central data and sensor management in the laboratory. The software has been developed for use with Memosens ...

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WLANs aid industry
August 2008
Cisco technical specialist Marius Vermeulen of Tarsus Technologies says that the general perception in the broader IT market today is that the need for wireless LAN coverage in particular areas or scenarios ...

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A protocol for all industries
August 2008
Historical information gathering for distributed networks, where different media such as radios and cellular networks are used, has always been limited in terms of the system response. The bigger the ...

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ApplyIT's operations suite keeps Spunchem spinning
August 2008
Spunchem Africa, the polypropylene non-woven spun-bonded fabric manufacturer, has tightened its health, safety and maintenance performance to meet international standards using the OptiRUN and SmartSURE ...

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Preventing unplanned downtime: the secure control system
July 2008, Emerson Automation Solutions
Security can be approached in two ways, reactive and proactive

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Standards benefit batch
April 2008, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
The ISA-88 standard (aka IEC 61512), which was first introduced in 1995, has gained wide acceptance in the chemical, food, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries as well as in semiconductor manufacture

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Simplifying batch production processes
April 2008
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the release of the latest version of Proficy Batch Execution - Version 5.1. This release is highlighted by new features that focus on ease of use, performance, ...

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Integrated architecture: unifying batch, continuous and discrete manfuacturing
October 2007, Rockwell Automation
Careful planning, along with the latest batch automation and control technology from Rockwell Automation, has contributed to a production increase of 30% at global specialty chemicals company Cabot Corporation. Cabot ...

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New batch production management software
April 2006
GE Fanuc Automation is offering its new Proficy Batch Version 5.0 software, which delivers data collection, batch management, process visualisation and supervisory control capabilities. "Batch Version ...

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Enhanced batch processing software
May 2005, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation has announced enhancements to the modules within its batch processing software, Rockwell Software RSBizWare Batch. Available now, the new features in RSBizWare Batch Version 7.0 can ...

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S88 and batch processing - selling the standard
April 2004, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
S88 defines hierarchical recipe management and process segmentation frameworks, which separate products from the processes that make them

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Batch plants have personality
April 2003, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
Knowing the personality of a batch plant is the key to selecting the right batch automation solution that best fits the plant's requirements

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New batch application software
March 2002
The constantly growing number of batch-dependent processes in various industries, from food and beverage to chemistry or pharmaceutical, has created a need for continuous recording and analysis of measured ...

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