All Process & automation articles – Page 2

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    From function blocks to engine blocks


    Schneider Electric has developed digital function blocks that allow cost efficiency and application support for major Tier One suppliersReady for reuseProgramming project bookAs Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programmers know well, there are two schools of thought on how you program them. There’s the North American “ladder logic” camp, and the ...

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    Leaping networks at a single bound


    Information standardisation means the protocol CIP Safety can easily transfer for use on EtherNet/IP. AMS reports on an open standard network solution for the factory floorProtocol friendlyCIP safety: how does it work?Plant productivity benefits?Following the success of CIP Safety’s adoption by DeviceNet users in the automotive world, the safety protocol’s ...

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    EuroMold 2006 makes the right impression


    The 13th World Fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development, which took place at the end of last year in Germany, represented the entire production cycle from design to prototyping to series productionCGTechD-M-E Europe C.V.B.A.Delcam plcEOS Electro Optical SystemsFanuc Europe ServiceFritz StuderHasco HasencleverHuron Graffenstaden SASMissler SoftwareMitsubishi CarbideMori SeikiRenishawSSAB ...

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    All about motion, mechatronics and efficiency


    The latest offerings in the world of automotation products were showcased at the SPS/IPC/Drives show which was held in Germany at the end of 2006EuchnerFestoigusLeuze ElectronicPhoenix ContactPilzRockwell AutomationSchneider ElectricSchunkSICKSiemensA record 43,000 visitors – an increase of 24 per cent increase over 2005 figures, say the organisers – complemented very positive ...

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    GE imagination at work in China


    Joint venture Shanghai GM has chosen GE to implement a turnkey communication and control system at its plant in Pudong, ChinaSupplying ChinaPress and partsCommunication and controlEfficient troubleshootingAVI correlationQuality and material subsystemJust-in-time productionProficy TrackerNot every facility has the luxury of designing a production control system from the ground up. The majority ...

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    An ongoing legacy at Ascari


    Like increasing numbers of smaller and specialist engineering companies, supercar manufacturer Ascari Cars turned to Dassault Systemes CATIA V5 for high performance engineering and a scaleable PLM solution for the future.Full-scale supportAscari is an exclusive carmaker that builds high performance cars in low volumes. It will only ever make 50 ...