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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Editor's Comment
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.
The editor
 
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