Date: November 15, 2014
Taiwan’s Paktek Industrial has been specializing in manufacturing automatic folder-gluer, automatic flute laminator and flattening and slicing machines for plastic sheet since 1991. At All in Print China 2014, Shanghai from 14 to 17 November, Paktek Industrial will showcase its various folder-gluers from size 550 mm to 3,500 mm. Straight line, double side, crash lock bottom, 4-corner and 6-corner boxes of solid board (250~600 gsm), corrugated board (A, B, C, E, F, N flute) and plastic film (PP, PET and PVC) will be seen at Stand W5A221. For different functions, optional regulator after feeder, UV grinder, Plasma treater and Easy Pack are available. Paktek has also launched the two-piece series of folder-gluers into the market recently.
(At All in Print China 2014, Shanghai from 14 to 17 November, Paktek Industrial will showcase its various folder-gluers at Stand W5A221)
Embedded ControlIndustrial Internet of ThingsCommunication Protocols/Standards
Making a strong showing at Pack Expo this month, PLCopen highlighted the work of its members in providing standardized communications between machines and from sensors.
Date: November 11, 2014
HELSINKI, Finland, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metso is opening new sales offices and service centers in the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Doha, Qatar, to support the strategy to grow its valve and field device business and to strengthen its service capabilities in the Middle East for the petrochemical, energy, oil and gas, and pulp and paper industries
2014-11-12 - A South African corn, wheat and bean farmer who turned to ABB to slash irrigation costs has become a model for agriculture in an arid region beset by a weak electricity system. The project shows how automation can boost profits amid rising energy prices while also producing big labor savings and trimming environmental impact
(Riecor Farm capitalizes on ABB drives to cut electricity use, reap significant labor savings)
Date: November 6, 2014
Sonepar has announced that HoST Pte Ltd, an electrical and industrial automation distributor in Singapore, joined the Group on Oct. 31.
Date: 5 November, 2014
New arsenal for the Oil & Gas Industries Safety and security from the Inside Out
What do high oil prices and the resulting increase in refined product prices mean in terms of security and safety of operations? Quite simply that these take on an even greater importance – since the financial impact to an operating company from any interruption in production is magnified by higher prices. The cost from opportunity loss is that much higher, naturally.
Risk management is an integral part of day-to-day business activities for any organization. Oil and gas companies in particular face risks ranging from volatile commodity prices, to increased health and safety of people and organization, and environmental pressures. Then there are the additional risks of non-compliance and of major cost overruns for large construction projects and cyber threats. However the one thing that can help mitigate these serious risks and threats is technology.
Author: Mr.Vikas Chadha, Managing Director, Honeywell Automation India Limited & India Leader, Honeywell Process Solutions India
on the latest in Industrial Automation Technology
In any environment, safety & security are the two most critical aspects to be considered. According to Nancy Leveson, a respected expert in software safety, up to 90 per cent of all accidents are caused, at least in part, because of poor safety & security systems. Hence every organization should build safety & security into the system right in the beginning rather than installing it at a later stage. While doing so, the systems should be able to specify how it can secure people, property and the environment from mishaps, attacks and incorporate appropriate measures in order to defend its associated assets from different kinds of threats.
Date: 4th November, 2014
Singapore, 4th November 2014 â The latest disruptive technology to command attention, ignite imagination and serve as a harbinger of both hope and danger is wearable technology. It offers unique attributes and myriad applications in a wide range of industries, and offers a platform for continued innovation
Author: Paul Studebaker is chief editor of Control
Date: 8 October, 2014
"The Better We Listen to You, the Better We Understand Your Needs, and Then the Better We Can Help You Keep the Promises You Make"
Date: September 25, 2014
2014-09-25 - The first generator circuit-breaker (GCB) in the world was designed by ABB’s parent company Brown Boveri & Cie (BBC) in 1954 in Switzerland. Today, with the most powerful GCB in its portfolio ABB continues to drive innovation.
KAMESWARAN SUBRAMANIAN, Founder of ParaBlu
ParaBlu’s solution allows enterprises to store encrypted data with their existing public cloud services
In this age of 24/7 business, companies are turning to cloud-based file-sharing and synchronisation (FSS) tools. Now what’s that? They allow users to share files as well as sync them seamlessly from anywhere on any device. While this is a happy scenario to be in, on the downside, it allows users to control another user’s data and that opens the possibility of tampering.
Mr.N.Rengarajan is an Electrical and Electronics Engineer with Masters degree in Business Administration, from Henley University of London. He has versatile experience in the field of Industrial Automation for the past 25 years, and is currently employed with US MNC, Emerson Industrial Automation for the past 2 years taking care of Drives and Motors Technology for Indian operation.
Mr. Debasish Nandi, who has been connected with the Automation Industry for over 20 years, is the Managing Director of Lenze Mechatronics Private Limited, a subsidiary of Lenze GMBH. He has been responsible for starting the Lenze operation in India and has recently commissioned a new facility that is spread over 3.5 acres in Khed near Pune. The company provides end to end solution in MotionCentric automation with manufacturing of Gear Boxes , Controllers and Software for running the applications .
ABB India Ltd, a power and automation engineering company, is positioning itself for a bigger role in the solar energy space.
Mr.Subir Pal, Head of Discrete Automation and Motion Division at ABB India, in an interview with The Hindu Business Line, talks about the potential of India’s solar power sector and the company’s plans for the country
Mr. C.Feng is a veteran of 30 years in the field of Industrial Automation and currently is the International Business Leader for the leading industrial automation company Inovance Technology of Shenzhen, China.
As the GPRS cellular technology moves from 2G to 3G and now 4G for the wireless mobile Market and faster and secure WiFi networks are taking over, the market forces are driving away the conventional mobile phones and devices and replacing it with Smart Phones which are capable of doing multiple and complex functions. These devices, mostly owned by individuals, are now finding a new usage in the corporate and industrial environment.
The elections are over after some intense political activity in the last few months and finally the people of India have voted for a change. A new Government is in place bringing in a fresh expectation and hope. The new Government’s emphasis on indigenous manufacturing activity should augur very well for the Industrial Automation community.
It has been an eventful 40+ years with the Automation Industry, having seen the initial days of Ward Leonard, Magnetic Relay, Conventional Switchgears to Thyristor DC Drives, Static Logic to PLCs, DCS and SCADA and then a shift from Analog to Digital Technology across various products and systems in Automation.
Merging Technologies of Elevator Controller and AC Inverter