Process control systems

Rockwell Automation PowerTechED on the Gold Coast in June

30 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

This year's event will feature many never-before-seen live demonstrations, provide access to global specialists and reveal insights into the future direction of products.

Direct torque control: a motor control technique for all seasons

09 May, 2017 by Ere Jääskeläinen and Pasi Pohjalainen | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

While enabling unprecedented performance in electric motors and delivering dramatic energy savings, most VSDs rely on conditioning voltage and frequency, causing inherent time delays in processing control signals. In contrast, direct torque control (DTC) drives greatly increase motor torque response, among other benefits.

Controlling isotropic graphite production

08 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

A manufacturer of isotropic graphite finds I/O and PACs to match the tough industrial demands of its process.

Witt BPR2 dome-loaded back-pressure regulator

01 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Niche Gas Products

The BPR2 is a dome-loaded back-pressure regulator from German gas systems manufacturer Witt, designed to keep the pressure of gases in processes, system components or tanks constant.

Metso to supply 400 ESD valves for petrochemical complex in Oman

28 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Metso Australia Limited

Neles emergency shutdown valves will safeguard demanding processes at a new ethylene cracker.

Fairchild PAX1 motorised pressure regulators

21 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotork Australia

The Fairchild PAX1 range of motorised pressure regulators offers a flexible, low-power and field-convertible unit representing the next generation of motorised pressure regulation.

ACS to be first Rockwell LV MCC Recognised System Integrator for South Pacific

18 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has announced that Auto Control Systems (ACS), a provider of industrial automation, control systems and services in Australia, has been appointed as the first Recognised System Integrator in the Power Discipline for the South Pacific region.

Maintaining a steady flow of water in China

10 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Due to China's natural rainfall distribution it is necessary to move large amounts of water from the south of the country to the dryer north. A control system was required for a south-to-north water transfer project that would help ensure continuous and efficient transfer of water to hundreds of millions of people.

IDEC acquires APEM

07 April, 2017 | Supplied by: IDEC Australia Pty Ltd

IDEC strengthens its position in the HMI market and European presence with acquisition of APEM, a French HMI manufacturer.

Red Lion Graphite HMIs with DNP3

06 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Red Lion recently expanded its serial and Ethernet driver range with the addition of DNP3.

Fuji Systems Monitouch HMI V9 Series

04 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Fuji Systems

The Monitouch HMI V9 Series includes three touch-screen versions — the V9 Lite, the V9 Standard and the V9 Advanced — allowing users to select the appropriate model for their application.

Eaton MTL GECMA HMI workstations

21 March, 2017 | Supplied by: Eaton Industries Pty Ltd

Eaton has expanded its range of MTL GECMA HMI workstations, introducing a thin client (TC) and personal computer (PC) version.

ABB launches digital solutions offering

16 March, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has this week launched more than 180 new solutions and services around its ABB Ability brand.

The digital transformation of Australian industry

14 March, 2017 by Hugh Gullick* | Supplied by: Metso Australia Limited

In the world of process control, we are seeing tremendous advances in technology ranging from smart devices through to process control analysis tools that promise to optimise the efficiency of our industrial sites. But will digitisation really deliver what we expect? Or are we simply catering to the whims of process engineers who crave the latest and greatest technology, in the same way that we all 'just have to have' the latest smartphone?

Beijer Electronics X2 pro panels

08 February, 2017 | Supplied by: Global Automation Asia-Pacific

Beijer Electronics X2 pro panels include a wide range of high-performance industrial panels, from ultracompact 4″ to 15″ panels designed for demanding applications.

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