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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.
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.
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. 
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.
Editor's Comment
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.
The editor
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