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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Automation Zone Builds InduSoft Web Studio Based OEE Solution

The greatest challenge of any business is remaining competitive among a sea of similar products. With the increased competition from worldwide manufacturing capabilities comes a greater need for plants and manufacturing centers to cut costs, increase quality, and improve production efficiency. To answer this need, Automation Zone, in Castalia, Ohio, began developing OEE solutions for customers who needed to track and monitor machine efficiency.

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Tags: indusoft, indusoft web studio, indusoft business intelligence, indusoft oee, oee, Plant Tracker, scada, software

Categories: SCADA, Manufacturing, Case Studies, Germany

Monday, April 2, 2012

'Validator' Ensures Quality Control for Plastic Injection Machines

Schlemmer Associates develops a monitoring application to alert plastic injection machine operators to potential quality issues immediately.

No machine operator wants to see the result of a machine error after the fact. The ability to monitor a process as it happens and guard against problems is a cornerstone of an efficient production line. That’s why the well known Japanese manufacturer of the machine developed for Toyoda Gosei (TGKY), contacted Schlemmer associates to develop an application that would assist operators of a plastic injection molding facility in Lebanon, Kentucky, monitor their injection molding process in real-time.

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Tags: hmi scada software, hmi software, scada hmi, scada software, SCADA HMI software, factory automation

Categories: Automotive, SCADA, Manufacturing, Machine Builder, OEM, Case Studies

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creating the Building Automation System for One of Indonesia's Largest Shopping Centers

Managing the many systems that make up a huge ecosystem of buildings is a challenging task. Luckily, as better tools are built and designed, any building automation project can be improved. Greater control of aspects of the system such as energy use, heating and cooling, HVAC systems, and even security leads to a more efficient building complex that can manage resources in the most cost effective way possible.

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Tags: indusoft, scada software, BMS scada, building automation, bas scada, scada building automation

Categories: Building Automation, SCADA, Case Studies

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vipond Controls' iSCADA Takes Oil and Gas Monitoring Into the Cloud

In the Oil and Gas industry, it’s especially important to stay ahead of the curve in terms of technology. The market is particularly sensitive to cost efficiency in production, and it’s important to produce energy with a minimum of investment, and a maximum return. The demand for SCADA systems and HMIs that offer real-time data over the cloud from any internet connection has created a valuable new technology within the SCADA solution industry; SCADA as a Service.

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Tags: indusoft web studio, scada software, oil and gas scada, cloud scada, scada cloud, Web SCADA

Categories: Oil & Gas, SCADA, Case Studies

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Precision Pumping Systems Helps Feedlot Feed Millions

The United States is a major exporter of food, particularly beef. Feedlots, like the Simplot Land and Livestock feedlot in Grandview, Idaho is where much of the livestock within the United States is finished for domestic use and export. At the feedlot, cattle and other livestock are brought up to the proper weight for slaughter. Weight based pricing formulas are generally used to determine the worth of livestock when they are sold from the lot, meaning that ensuring the health of the animals will help a feedlot keep acceptable profit margins.

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Tags: scada system, water scada, water wastewater scada, scada, scada solution, wastewater scada software

Categories: Water & Wastewater, SCADA, Case Studies, Germany

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lake County Public Water District Grows With the Help of B&W Control Systems Integration and InduSoft

Municipal water districts are integral aspects of the infrastructure of any city. Water and wastewater treatment are absolutely vital for any city, and in order to meet both state and federal regulations, water treatment must be carefully monitored. From the water source to the tap, there is a complex process that city water supplies must go through to maintain safety and reliability. Oversight of the process is an important way to ensure that water supplies make it through the entire process while adhering to health and safety regulations and reliably providing water to a large number of residents.

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Tags: water scada, wastewater scada, wastewater scada system, water scada system, Water/Wastewater SCADA

Categories: Water & Wastewater, SCADA, Case Studies, Germany

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dosapac S.A. using technology to set the bar in school building automation systems

Over 75% of the 502 schools in Portugal’s secondary public school network are facilities that were built before 1968. Parque Escolar was established in Portugal as a government backed corporation tasked with modernizing Portuguese school buildings. Along with new fixtures and flooring came new challenges, such as how to automate vital functions. Everything from energy supplies and consumption to the HVAC system needed to be monitored in order to protect the quality of the environment for students and faculty.

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Tags: hmi scada software, hmi software, scada software, SCADA HMI software, Building Management Software

Categories: Building Automation, SCADA, Case Studies, Portuguese, Germany

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Temperature Controls Equipment Manufacturer Uses InduSoft Web Studio to Build Operator Interface

Friendly interface. Trustworthy reputation. Reliable software. These are adjectives used by Contemp Industria Comercio LTDA to describe why it selected InduSoft Web Studio to build an operator interface.

Established in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil, Contemp builds an extensive line of temperature measurement and control instruments. Contemp was looking to build an operator station that would allow its customers to acquire data from dozens of field instruments, create detailed HMI (Human Machine Interface) displays and perform alarm, trend, and monitor applications.

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Tags: building SCADA, building HMI, facilities SCADA, facility HMI, temperature, temperature control SCADA

Categories: Building Automation, SCADA, Machine Builder, OEM, Case Studies, Portuguese

Monday, March 1, 2010

InduSoft Web Studio Gives Drag Racer Real-Time Edge in Setting World Record

Racing great Mark Donohue called it “the unfair advantage”.  Rally racers in the UK call it “demon tweaks”.   In NASCAR, it’s “getting the call”.   Whatever you call it, finding little secrets to make your car go just a teeny bit faster than everyone else is what wins championships and sets records.

Imagine the edge given a drag racer who can tweak fuel flow right before a race.   Texan Trevor Stripling discovered he could use InduSoft Web Studio to monitor and tune his car in real-time as he roars down the track.   Competing drivers record data to prep their cars for the next race.  Stripling used this edge to set a world record.

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Tags: HMI, scada, DAQ, data aquisition, SCADA Drag

Categories: SCADA, HMI, Case Studies, Portuguese, Germany

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Juvenile Facility Improves Security Measures Using InduSoft Web Studio to Run Multiple Systems

When Eaton County, Michigan expanded its juvenile treatment and detention facility, it elected InduSoft Web Studio to improve its security measures by replacing an aging computer system that relied too much on manual procedures.

The 24-bed facility houses youth with behavioral challenges.  Security personnel wanted to improve their ability to monitor detainees’ rooms and other areas of the facility for abnormal sounds, movements or activities, as well as control electrical circuits, door latches and television sets.

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Tags: indusoft scada, indusoft building automation, indusoft detention, scada detention, SCADA Security

Categories: Building Automation, SCADA, Detention Systems, Case Studies, Portuguese

Monday, June 30, 2008

Electronic Controls and Automation Has a Lock on New Detention System Technology

Dostoevsky wrote in his literary work Crime and Punishment that “The degree of civilization in a society is revealed by entering its prisons."

Indeed, while most people agree that prisons are necessary, most people also believe that prison inmates should be treated humanely. What’s not been considered until recently is how technology can assist in the mission of most detention centers: to safely secure individuals having been sentenced by the state to a prison term.

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Tags: indusoft scada, indusoft building automation, indusoft detention, scada detention, SCADA Security

Categories: Building Automation, SCADA, Detention Systems, Case Studies

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

St. Clair Water Treatment Facility

Clean water. It’s not a luxury; it’s a life-giving necessity.Consumers demand it—and so do both the Federal and State governments across the United States. In Michigan and surrounding states, the Great Lakes provide the water, but the unique nature of the watershed poses challenges that require stringent regulation.

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Tags: water scada, wastewater scada, wastewater scada system, water scada system, Water/Wastewater SCADA

Categories: Water & Wastewater, SCADA, Case Studies

Monday, April 21, 2008

Controltemp SL Enables Culinary Delight

Famine, disease, and social unrest. For centuries these have been the inevitable result of societies who were unable to reliably produce and protect their food supply. 20th and 21st century technology, though, have—for the first time in history—enabled humans to grow plentiful amounts of food, avoid crop failures, and efficiently deliver it to market. SCADA software such as InduSoft plays a large role in food production and storage.

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Tags: indusoft scada, scada software, building automation, scada, Food and beverage SCADA, Food SCADA, food and beverage automation, indusoft food and beverage, temperature control

Categories: Building Automation, SCADA, Food and Beverage, Case Studies, Germany

Monday, January 14, 2008

Searing Hot Yields for RRB Sugar - InduSoft Sweetens the Bottom Line for Indian Sugar Mill

RRB Sugar Mills Ltd. is one of India’s largest sugar producers,with a cane-crushing capacity of 400 Tons of Cane per Day(TCD). While most industries rely on external power sources to fuel their operation, sugar manufacturers can produce their ownpower in a process called cogeneration. As part of the process of producing sugar from sugar cane, by-products such as bagasse—a left-over fiber from the crushing and extraction process—can be employed as an eco-friendly fuel for power cogeneration. The bagasse can be incinerated to fuel a boiler furnace, which can be used to produce electricity. The power, produced by the furnace can be used in the production of more sugar cane—a net positive energy gain.

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Tags: scada software, scada, sugar cane production, sugar cane scada, sugar plant scada, sugar scada

Categories: Oil & Gas, SCADA, Case Studies, Portuguese

Friday, November 9, 2007

Micon Systems

Micon Systems, based in Houston, texas, has been building processor control systems for nearly 30 years based on the Unit Control concept. In 1972, it introduced the first micro-processor-based controller to the process control industry

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Tags: indusoft scada, scada software, scada

Categories: Oil & Gas, Semiconductor & Electronics, SCADA, HMI, Manufacturing, Machine Builder, OEM, Case Studies

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Geisum Oil Company

The Geisum offshore platform in the Gulf of Suez is a four-pile structure sitting in 120 meters of water. Supported by a floating production, strong and offloading (FPSO) tanker, it extracts approximately 16,300 barrels of crude oil per day. Geisum Oil Company, the owner of the platform, is one of the largest Egyptian oil companies

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Tags: indusoft scada, scada software, oil and gas scada, oil scada, scada, energy scada, oil gas scada, oil production scada, oil rig scada

Categories: Oil & Gas, SCADA, Case Studies