New Year’s Resolution: Submit your Application Story in 2018

During 2017 we featured over 15 application stories in PROFINEWS alone and we look forward to publicizing more PI members’ news in 2018. If you have an interesting PROFI-related case study or success story, share it with us! We will help you build your story and feature it in many of our channels.

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The following selection of application stories were featured just during the second half of last year. If you missed any of them click on a title to learn more; and remember… this could be you.

Baking Bread with Wireless PROFINET

How did Austrian machine builder Softtec cut down costs when building an automation system at the Östras bröd bakery in Sweden? PROFINET over Bluetooth was the answer.  The bakery’s brand new baking machine has a state-of-the-art controlling systms built on Siemens controls – and wireless technology from HMS Industrial Networks.

Kingspan Monitors Multiple Parameters with PROFIBUS

Kingspan produces insulation panels for roofs, walls, and floors. They were scrapping too much product and insight into the production process was limited. To gain the highest quality end-product, Kingspan installed a PROFIBUS network and new flow meters.

Protecting Both Man and Machine with PROFIsafe

How do you design a paint shop so it’s safe for workers and workpieces? With PROFINET and PROFIsafe and a WiFi connection, ADAL Sp. z.o.o. was able to manage a highly complex appliction

Efficiently Packed for Real Enjoyment

In the Food and Beverage industry, Gima SpA had a problem: they needed their new 590 Series rotary packaging machine to be both highly adaptable and very compact. How to mege these seemingly opposite capabilities? PROFINET was the answer.

Making a “case” for IO-Link

Edson Packaging Machinery had a problem. How should they expand theRFID capabilities of their case packers for their new customers? IO-Link provided the perfect solution, and a whole lot more

Flexible Muffler Production with IO-Link

Data access all the way down to the sensor level was of paramount importance to a manufacturer of mufflers for buses and large trucks in Turkey. With IO-Link gateways and hubs, multiple sensors can be linked up to controllers transparently and with minimal wiring

Small Steps to Digital Plant Success

When Fortescue designed and developed their Solomon Hub mine in the Hamesley Ranges, the scale of the project was impressive. At the time of their creation, the Firetail and Kings ore mines (together making up the Solomon Hub) created the world’s largest PROFINET Industrial Ethernet network. This network played an enormous role in productivity and efficiency improvements.

PROFINET Switches for Diagnostics

A leading manufacturer of filling, bottling, and packaging machines utilizes Ethernet switches and PROFINET technology to create an integrated industrial network for all of their machines. Learn why this customer chose to deploy Moxa’s devices in order to enhance production efficiency at their bottling plant.