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03.12.2018

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Playfully Light — How Modular Automation is Becoming Part of Everyday Life

The advantages of flexible automation solutions have long been talked about, and now it comes down to putting them into practice. In doing so, the aim is to link the respective smart modules in such a way that the overall plant runs in harmony. ABB shows that it has mastered all ...

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12.04.2016

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Stop the Energy Guzzlers: This is how Pumps Learn to Think!

Process pumps do not have an easy job, more so in the downstream industry. It is useful to have strong partners on your side in this industry — Be it a refinery or a chemical facility, pumps in all sizes are the ubiquitous workhorses of the branch. However, pumps are also one of ...

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11.03.2014

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Automated Materials Handling for Coal-fired Power Plants

While in recent years the main focus was on optimisation of single parts like mine planning or advanced automation solutions now a seamless integration of all subsystems and an overall optimisation from the mine to the power plant is requested.

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07.12.2011

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Namur General Meeting – A Robust Core Process Control System Is a Platform For Innovation

What are your natural inclinations? Do you feel more comfortable with a process control system that has a proven track record, or are you by nature receptive to advanced developments and new approaches such as model predictive control, soft sensors and real time optimization? No ...

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01.12.2011

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Third Successful Namur Conference Held in Shanghai

The third Namur conference in China was held in Shanghai on the 23rd and 24th November 2011. Attendance figures once again exceeded the previous year, with more than 120 participants partaking in the event.

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16.11.2011

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First Working Prototype of FDI

A Field Device Integration (FDI) host system prototype and the use of FDI device packages for Foundation Fieldbus, Hart, and Profibus device integration based on a multi-vendor system was presented at the Namur AGM.

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01.09.2009

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Strong Growth in the Hybrid Control Market

The advantages of process control technology can now be exploited in the small automation solutions market which has been dominated in the past by PLCs (programmable logic controllers).

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15.10.2008

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Process Automation Solutions at ISA Expo 2008

This year’s ISA Expo, the top event for the North American automation industry, took place in Houston 14–16 October. The technical conference, the education and training program and the exhibition area all drew strong interest. Exhibition booths featured the usual wide range of t...

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