In a chemical process plant, there are two factors that matter more than most: yield and profitability. With its new automation system based on Profibus PA, Glencore Magdeburg GmbH has made the jump to next-generation technology while achieving greater precision in process control with higher plant availability.
A combination of PROFINET, PROFIsafe, and IO-Link creates a communication platform which ensures smooth operation of a Saint-Gobain Formula GmbH gypsum production plant plant. The retrofit project illustrates the advantages to be gained from integrated system solutions.
In the twelve years since the installation of PROFIsafe over wireless at the Sacre Coeur on Montmatre, in Paris, not a single failure of communication or any actuation of the safety function by the radio link has occurred. A look back and a look forward.
During 2017 we feature over 15 application stories in PROFINEWS. We look forward to publicizing more PI members’ news this 2018. Share your PROFINET success story and we will help you edit it and feature it!
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.
Kingspan produces insulation panels for roofs, walls, and floors. They were scrapping too much product and insight into the production process was limited. That all changed by switching to PROFIBUS -and their line ran faster too.
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 application.
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 merge these seemingly opposite capabilities? PROFINET was the answer.