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How Sensors Ensure Precise Filling in Yoghurt Production

Level Measurement

How Sensors Ensure Precise Filling in Yoghurt Production

26/07/2019 - The yoghurt producer La Fageda has been proving every day for 25 years that a business run by a team of people including persons with disabilities can be successful. The recipe for this is a mix of solid personal commitment, local raw materials and a clever marketing concept — and a perfectly coordinated sensor technology as an important “ingredient”. read...

How an EPC Optimizes Selection of Closed Drain Drum Pump

Natural Gas — a Special Challenge for Pumps

How an EPC Optimizes Selection of Closed Drain Drum Pump

26/07/2019 - Natural gas is not only a flammable, but also a corrosive medium. The production process requires the use of robust systems and equipment — as an application from North Africa shows. read...

Hey, Control System: Will We See Digital Assistants in the Control Room?

Digital Processs Control System

Hey, Control System: Will We See Digital Assistants in the Control Room?

23/07/2019 - Digital assistant for the control room — A battle for supremacy rages in the consumer world of voice-controlled digital assistants. Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are the trailblazers on this market and want to make their assistant an integral part of our everyday life. But when you look to industrial applications, the search still comes up empty. This is about to change, because useful applications are manifold and a prototype is now entering the pilot phase. read...

Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

Fully integrated

Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

11/07/2019 - Anyone designing, building, operating or further developing plants today must at the same time depict state-of-the-art process technology, anticipate the paths of digitisation, take into account accelerated innovation cycles and be meaningful to all disciplines involved at all times. The advantages of the universal data model of Aucotec's cooperative engineering platform EB 2019 become clear in demanding engineering phases such as FEED or during the cause-and-effect check. read...

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

Filtration

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

11/07/2019 - If contamination of expensive process liquid causes production downtimes again and again, it is time to reconsider the filtration system. A modernisation project for a frozen sausage production shows that a stable filtration process helps to reduce downtimes and expensive product losses. read...

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

Bulk Material Lines and Mixing Line

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

11/07/2019 - Expansion projects are a chance but also titanic work: For a German producer of derivatives from milk and whey Derichs cope with high requirements in terms of dust-free system, high hygiene, Atex, batch tracking and gentle powder processing. read...

Downward Trend Continues: German Chemical Industry Cuts its 2019 Forecast

Chemical Industry Cuts Forecast

Downward Trend Continues: German Chemical Industry Cuts its 2019 Forecast

10/07/2019 - Slump in sales and trade crises: The chemical industry in Europe in general and Germany in particular had a bumpy start into 2019. The downward trend of 2018 intensified during the first half of the year, as important customer industries are weakening and the special effects of the pharmaceutical industry are starting to slow. Recovery is unlikely in the face of international uncertainty. Is that the low point or the beginning of a longer downtrend? read...

“More Than Just a Supplier of Molecules”: This Is How the Gas Specialists Support Plant Operators and Consumers

Exclusive Interview: Milestone Technical Gases/Industrial Gases

“More Than Just a Supplier of Molecules”: This Is How the Gas Specialists Support Plant Operators and Consumers

08/07/2019 - Over 100 years after the development of the air separation process, gases are an indispensable ingredient in modern processes. Are we taking full advantage of these volatile enablers? Jens Waldeck, Linde Gas European CEO, and Elisabeth Mehlan, Head of Market Development in Europe, are convinced that, in order to win customers for new avenues in gas exploitation, it is essential to understand their processes. read...

From Laboratory Scale to High-Performance Plants — Pastillation in Cleanrooms

Pastillation Systems

From Laboratory Scale to High-Performance Plants — Pastillation in Cleanrooms

03/07/2019 - Solidifying melts and viscous fluids on a steel belt offers a number of advantages including low-dust generation and extremely uniform granules. With its GMP-compliant, steel belt-based Rotoform pastillation system, Ipco offers a solution with particular appeal to manufacturers of foodstuffs, cosmetics and drugs. read...

Invisible Gases, Visible Successes: How Linde Makes the World More Productive

Milestone Technical Gases/Industrial Gases

Invisible Gases, Visible Successes: How Linde Makes the World More Productive

01/07/2019 - For 140 years Linde has been setting standards in the world of gases and helping to make our world more productive — Gases have made it possible. Whether chemicals, metallurgy, food industry, processing industry or environmental technology, there is barely any sector that can do without the hidden champions from the tank or pressure cylinder. Here, the development of technical gases has been inextricably linked to the achievements of one man — and of the company that bears his name to this day. Since the development of the air separation process, Linde has constantly reinvented itself — and is now developing the solutions for the industries of tomorrow. read...