Articles Tagged with ''automation''

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Zen Guide to Manufacturing Intelligence provides enlightenment on quality metrics

A new eBook shows how to use data beyond the shop floor.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The guide covers five steps in the journey to data-driven wisdom.


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Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation discuss merger

A combined organization could more comprehensively address field communications and intelligent device management.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A combined organization could more comprehensively address field communications and intelligent device management.


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10 steps to making analytics pay in manufacturing

Plant floor analytics have to be linked with customer-focused processes to be the most beneficial.
By Shane O'Halloran
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By choosing metrics to measure performance from a customer’s perspective, manufacturers can make analytics pay off.


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MOM software’s 11 most popular applications

For now, more operations are choosing to implement the software on an application-by-application basis.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Incidences of full-suite implementation are rarer.
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Process automation system

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 The Invensys Foxboro Evo process automation system includes a high-speed controller, field device management tools, maintenance response center, enterprise historian, 1-n redundancy and cybersecurity hardening. 


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When supply chains are disrupted, the cloud can keep you connected

Unexpected supply chain disruption can cause big problems if all stakeholders aren’t on the same page.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Cloud technology can help companies keep track of inventory, productivity or the availability of alternative suppliers even when disaster strikes.


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FDT approved as national automation standard of China

The approval will allow multinational companies to deploy automation platforms on a global scale.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Adoption of the standard should improve device integration and asset management capabilities.


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ISA urges inclusion of ANSI/ISA99 in national cybersecurity framework

Automation Federation has worked closely with the government in an advisory capacity.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has spearheaded the campaign.


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Five keys for low-temperature valve and fluid automation device selection

When temperatures drop, will your valves and fluid automation devices hold up?
By Shane O'Halloran
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From selection and delivery to operations and maintenance, low temperatures can cause problems for fluid automation devices and valves.


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Cup/tray filling lines

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 Available in single or multiple lanes, Hinds-Bock cup and tray filling lines come with varying levels of automation, ranging from a filling machine to complete automated lines including a denester, film sealer and overcap lidder. 

 


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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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2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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