Articles Tagged with ''controls''

Dry Processing

Touch screen controller

 The Camfil APC dust collector controller is equipped with a touch screen interface and built-in differential pressure sensor to monitor primary filter pressure drop.  


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Digital power monitor

The NK Technologies APN Series digital power monitor measures 3 phases of current and voltage and computes 14 values to track power usage in the RS485 Modbus RTU format.
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Mid-range network appliance

Advantech FWA-3230 network appliance scales from entry-level performance using Intel Celeron and Pentium processors to the mid-range segment using Intel Xeon E3 series processors.


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HMI/PLC/motion control system

 Equipped with a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU with access to 1GB internal DDR3 RAM memory, the Beckhoff CP26xx multi-touch panel PC has TwinCAT automation software that makes the unit an all-in-one HMI, PLC and motion control system.  


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Display data transmission technology

B&R Smart Display Link 3 digital display data transmission technology allows a maximum distance of 100m between the PC and panel to operate HMI devices.


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PLC control platform

Enabling the control of robots entirely through Rockwell Automation ControlLogix and CompactLogix programmable automation controllers, the Motoman MLX200 Robot Gateway PLC control platform provides a full-featured robot teaching and maintenance HMI for Allen Bradley PanelView.
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TECH FLASH

Control System Integrators Association Conference announces 2014 dates

CSIA’s conference is expected to draw more than 400 control system integration professionals from the US, Canada, Latin America and abroad.

Experts and members will speak on a variety of topics in 20 informational sessions.


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Manufacturing News

Talking outside the box: Are we connected yet?

The industrial "internet of things" is close at hand—or already here.

 The recent ARC Industry Forum, held in Orlando FL, described an “industrial Internet of Things” (IoT) as being close at hand. In fact, many of the technologies are already here, but some still need work to provide the services and security industrial operations need.  


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Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.

 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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FDA includes ISA/IEC 62443 on recognized consensus standards list

Because of their ability to apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, the ISA/IEC 62443 standards are integral components of the US Cybersecurity Framework.
Because of their ability to apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, the ISA/IEC 62443 standards are integral components of the US Cybersecurity Framework
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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.

Podcasts

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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Food Engineering

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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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