Industrial processes often need to be carried out in a hazardous atmosphere or when hazardous materials such as explosive gases, dust or flammable liquids are present. Such substances can be ignited by sufficient energy coming from sources like electrical sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. The equipment installed in these areas must therefore be planned such that it does not represent an ignition source.Read more
Since part of the world community has set itself climate targets and political uncertainties create further need to act, there is enormous decision-making and action pressure in the area of energy and transport transformation.Read more
Continuous control of process media significantly contributes to the reliability of industrial production. Not only in process industry liquid media are used. More and more process technology is involved in industrial manufacturingRead more
It is not a surprise that optimizing yield is one of the most important objectives in a sawmill (or lumber mill) as it is in any other industry. The big difference is that there is hardly any control over the quality of the logs that enter the sawill.Read more
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In the last post about the Basics of Automation, we discussed how humans act as a paradigm for automation. Now, let’s take a closer look at how objects can be detected, collected and positioned with the help of sensors.Read more
Digitizing the production world in the age of Industry 4.0 increases the need for information between the various levels of the automation pyramid from the sensor/actuator level up to the enterprise management level.Read more