Processing > Software, automation & robotics

High speed data logger

29 October, 2009 by

Omron has released a high-speed data logger, the ZR-RX70 Multi-logger. The loggers can be used to collect and observe sensing data and accept multi inputs in voltage, temperature, humidity and pulse. A logic format makes them practical in various fields.

ERP software productivity enhancement

29 October, 2009 by

Lawson Software has announced the general availability of Lawson Enterprise Search for the Lawson M3 product suite. This follows the April 2009 introduction of Lawson Enterprise Search for Lawson S3 customers.

Intelligent distributed I/O and PLC system

22 October, 2009 by

VIPA Germany has released an intelligent, distributed I/O and PLC system named SLice IO, to cater for ‘per point’ low-density applications. The SLIO I/O system comes with a high-speed backplane that can be combined with VIPA’s 100 V, 200 V, 300 S and 500 S systems and future releases of SLIO CPUs.

Simplot chooses IBM Business Analytics Software

28 August, 2009 by

Simplot Australia has selected IBM Cognos 8 as its new enterprise business intelligence (BI) tool.

Patties Foods implements software training

28 August, 2009 by

Patties Foods is a leading Australian manufacturer, supplier and marketer of branded frozen savoury and dessert products. Founded by Peter and Annie Rijs in 1966 in a small cake shop in Lakes Entrance, Victoria, the company is now ASX listed and owns a portfolio of iconic Australian brands including Four’N Twenty, Patties, Herbert Adams, Nanna’s, Creative Gourmet and Chefs Pride.

Bottoms up as Foster’s deploys unified comms solution

28 August, 2009 by

Global drinks company Foster’s Group is deploying a Cisco collaboration and unified communications solution including IP communications to increase productivity and to drive operating efficiencies across its global enterprise.

Automated batch retort system

28 August, 2009 by

A large US-based multinational food product manufacturer has awarded JBT FoodTech a $4.8 million contract for an automated batch sterilisation system. The system will provide the processor with leading technology to process a wide range of packaging configurations while reducing labour costs and improving energy efficiencies versus traditional equipment.

Compressed air auditing

28 August, 2009 by

Champion Compressors has introduced a tool to assess compressed air system performance - AirMetrix System Assessment. This measurement and analysis tool can help industry identify areas of waste in compressed air systems and facilitates the implementation of targeted improvement measures. AirMetrix can thus assist the user to reduce operating costs associated with compressed air processes and enhance environmental performance as a result.

Compact controller

03 July, 2009 by

Micromax Sensors & Automation has announced Unitronics’ Vision570, an all-in-one compact controller.

Operator interfaces

01 April, 2009 by

Building on the success of the previous touch screen PMI ranges, the fourth-generation Pilz operator interface and diagnostic display units offer improved performance.

CitectSCADA V7.10 SCADA software upgrade

01 April, 2009

Citect has equipped the latest edition of CitectSCADA, V7.10, with Windows Integrated Security and support for Microsoft Windows Vista.

Intrinsically safe keyboards

01 April, 2009 by

The iKey intrinsically safe keyboards are constructed in a rugged, stainless steel case with industrial silicone rubber keypads, ensuring NEMA 4X protection.

Real-time process control for food processors

01 April, 2009 by

Real-time process control for food manufacturing has come closer, due to pioneering research work at University College Dublin into viscosity measurement techniques for characterising the flow and mixability of highly non-Newtonian fluids. At the heart of the researchers’ experiments is the TorqSense transducer made by Sensor Technology in Oxon, which monitors the constantly changing flow characteristics of materials as diverse as tomato sauce, chocolate, pasta sauce and chicken tikka massala as they are mixed.

Compressed air usage audit

01 April, 2009 by

CompAir’s Airnergy Analysis provides a totally integrated and comprehensive demand side audit of a business’s compressed air usage with a full measurement of energy use, actual airflow rates and pressures.

Quality assurance software

01 April, 2009 by

The Sartorius ProControl@Informer software module has been released for the Sartorius ProControl for Windows (SPCfWin), a QA system that can collect process data on a wide variety of quality attributes in samples with individual values, as well as in condensed form from dynamic checkweighers.

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