Tuesday 26/9/2017

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 Daily News 
25/09/2017 Life Science companies address manufacturing challenges using infrastructure technology
25/09/2017 igus poised for action at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show
25/09/2017 Boulting Group wins RoSPA Health and Safety Award
25/09/2017 SKF launches software centre for condition monitoring in Sweden
25/09/2017 Girls get into STEM engineering at Renishaw
25/09/2017 Resistor manufacturer improves production through extensive testing
25/09/2017 Five steps to zero downtime: COPA-DATA explain how to reduce the risks
22/09/2017 Mitsubishi Demonstrates New Concept in Robotics for Predictive Maintenance
22/09/2017 Rockwell Automation Launches New Line of Open Architecture Industrial Computers and Thin Clients
22/09/2017 NEBOSH and HSE Launch New Process Safety Management Qualification

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 Case Studies  
Kleenex Runs Better with Process Automation
The need to replace an obsolete distributed control system led Kimberly-Clark to migrate to a unified control platform, which improved efficiency and achieved significant maintenance savings.
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NAFTA a.s. replaces multi-vendor solution with fully integrated control architecture from Rockwell Automation
Based in Bratislava in the Slovak Republic, NAFTA a.s. has extensive experience in natural gas storage and underground-facility development and is the Slovak leader in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. It was during a recent upgrade of its control solutions that NAFTA made the decision to drop its multi-vendor control solution and instead opt for an advanced integrated control solution and monitoring solutions comprising Allen-Bradley® products and systems from Rockwell Automation.
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Two-metre pre-cast concrete panels help reduce bund wall installation by two weeks
A long-established bulk liquid transport and storage provider near Aberdeen has found a fast, pre-cast solution to its urgent need for three new bund walls. W M Donald brought in JP Concrete for its capability in quickly supplying and installing high quality L-shaped panels. 
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Driving efficiency into electric vehicle R&D with wireless torque sensor
Sevcon in Gateshead, which designs and manufactures high-quality motor controllers and system components for hybrid and electric vehicles, has driven efficiency into its equipment testing regimes by standardising TorqSense transducers from Sensor Technology of Banbury.
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Capula collaborates on academic digital substation research project
Capula is collaborating on a research project with Manchester University to analyse digital substation architecture design and reliability on an IEC618501 multi-vendor test platform. The Network Innovation Allowance2 funded project is being supported by five partners, including Capula an Imtech company, as well as being backed by international engineering knowledge-sharing association, Cigre3. The findings of the study will influence real-world scenarios and help shape the strategic direction of the nation’s electrical network.
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 Editor's Comment 

Editor writes:

Automation platforms deliver productivity benefits in food and beverage production
There are clear benefits for food & beverage manufacturers in rationalising their automation vendors. Using a single source of supply for automation components can play a big role in improving flexibility and reducing downtime but as Jeremy Shinton of Mitsubishi Electric explains, an automation system can be much more than just the sum of its parts.
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