Thursday 13/12/2018

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 Daily News 
 
13/12/2018 Plasma treatment: A strong bond for manufacturers
13/12/2018 We don’t need no education: EU Automation, discusses the role of education in closing the skills gap.
13/12/2018 Is the world running out of protein? How food manufacturers can overcome protein shortages
13/12/2018 HONEYWELL TO PROVIDE MODULAR GAS PROCESSING PLANT TO COGENT MIDSTREAM
13/12/2018 Renewed double-digit sales growth “pushes” HARTING Technology Group ahead
12/12/2018 American Petroleum Institute (API) awards bolt fatigue testing program contract to DNV GL
12/12/2018 EEF’s Region Director, Charlotte Horobin wins National award at Forward Ladies event
12/12/2018 WES Ltd achieves exceptional results in the UVDB Verify audit
12/12/2018 LORIEN STRENGTHENS POLAND TEAM WITH PROMOTIONS
12/12/2018 AMETEK Land Collaborates with Danieli To Deliver Automatic Electric Arc Furnace Tapping System










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 Case Studies  
 
Marstons is chilling with Burkert expertise
For Marstons brewery in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, replacing control valves on the main chiller system would improve reliability. However, the process control components were initially looking expensive - that is until a call to Burkert revealed a much more cost-effective solution.
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NEW DANFOSS DRIVES KEEP KRAFT HEINZ ON THE MOVE
A major upgrade project at the Kraft Heinz plant in Wigan has seen more than 100 new Danfoss VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 variable speed drives installed to control conveyors in the Pasta filling line production area. The installation of the new drives, which was carried out by Danfoss business partner PNP Motion Controls, was executed in multiple phases over a period of twelve months to avoid loss of production.
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Unique fire-resistant shelters simplify chemical plant's control system upgrade
Novel outdoor equipment shelters from Intertec Instrumentation have been chosen to help a leading European chemical manufacturer to upgrade its distributed plant control system.
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University support helps engineering firm expansion
An engineering company is putting ambitious expansion plans into action, thanks to support from Innovate Tees Valley and Teesside University.
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Altra’s aftermarket expertise gives new life to aging wind turbines
Many of the wind turbine generators (WTGs) installed across Europe as a result of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC are beginning to run out of maintenance warranty. This deadline doesn’t have to be a burden on WTG operators: it can turn into an opportunity to increase wind turbines’ service lives and improve performances, further reducing their carbon footprint.
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 Editor's Comment 
 

Editor writes:

Cyber-security in the emerging digital world
It seems a long time ago now since various malware attacks on the operational layer changed the security landscape and highlighted vulnerabilities in the de-facto automation architecture. However, as we move along the road towards Smart Manufacturing with a view to improving efficiency, productivity and reliability of supply using the principles of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the subject of cyber-security is becoming arguably even more important.
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