Articles Tagged with ''PLCs''

Tech Update: Preventing dust explosions

September 10, 2012
While understanding the physics of dust explosions can require college math, using the old eyeballs and some simple cleaning tools can go a long way in preventing a catastrophe.
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TECH FLASH

Rockwell Automation Fair visits Philly

July 24, 2012
With Center City hotels, Chinatown, restaurants, historical sights, shopping and easy transportation, what’s not to like about this venue?
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PACs aid carton maker

May 3, 2012
Controls technology advances in small increments, and every few decades, the changes justify a complete overhaul.


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Pneumatic conveyors

April 5, 2012
Powder-Solutions Group’s dense-phase pneumatic conveyors work in applications where degradation and segregation are unacceptable.


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Intelligent drive

March 7, 2012
Equipped with CAN/CANopen and optionally with EtherCAT interfaces, the Technosoft iPOS3602 MX micro-sized, pluggable intelligent servo drive provides a flexible solution adapted to the decentralized control of any rotary or linear brushless, DC brush or step motor up to 75 W (36 V, 2 A).


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HMI-PLC

March 7, 2012
Combining an HMI and PLC into one unit, the Maple Systems Human Machine Controller has a customizable I/O, and accepts up to 5 plug-in I/O modules with varying configurations of digital and analog inputs and outputs.


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Focus on OEE: Increased Plant Floor Visibility Pays Off

February 6, 2012
Be it ever so humble, overall equipment efficiency is the focus of a growing number of plant automation projects, adding another component to the continuous improvement tool kit.


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Multiple vulnerabilities found on Schneider Quantum Ethernet module

Multiple vulnerabilities found on Schneider Quantum Ethernet module

December 19, 2011
Processors who use Schneider PLCs need to check for security breeches.
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Flexible Manufacturing: The Automation Conundrum

October 1, 2011
Flexibility is an increasingly important attribute, but manufacturing professionals must strike a balance between the need for high-speed automation and production adaptability.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

2014 July

The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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