When you think about how to keep grain operations running smoothly with zero downtime and no undetected safety hazards or unnecessary operating costs, the Internet of Things is probably not the first answer that comes to mind. But that’s the approach TempuTech used in developing a cloud-based system for Riceland Foods’ grain facility in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The system is designed to provide continuous monitoring and actionable information to help operators proactively prevent problems by managing both grain and equipment conditions. Read this Application Story to find out what they achieved.
Two European companies in the steel industry are examined in how they use PROFINET in the handling of the large steel coils that are transported via automated overhead cranes.
In an environment where speed and flexibility are necessities, controls from many different vendors using a myriad of controls networks are integrated using PROFINET.
In the beverage and tobacco industries, using the intuitive machine-integration features of PROFINET allowed for reductions in commissioning time, labor and costs.