Electric Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes are high-tech machines that operate in shipping container terminals. Instead of being restricted to moving on a track, these cranes can straddle multiple lanes on their rubber wheels. But how do you provide a stable supply of power? PROFINET plus a radio-based IoT Edge Gateway play key roles.
Efficiency, whether it’s on the production line or in engineering design, is the primary goal in manufacturing today. Otto Bock deploys a control system devised with 18 smart drives. It’s based on a state of the art PROFINET network for process control and automation.
PROFINET is modernizing wastewater treatment plants across Denmark. The customer is Novafos, a major water company serving nine municipalities in eastern Denmark, close to Copenhagen. Novafos operates 17 drinking water plants and 18 sewage treatment plants and treats around 20 million cubic meters of water annually.
IO-Link brings greater flexibility, efficiency, and easier handling to the new Fives Giustina grinding machines. With IO-Link and centrally-stored parameter recipes, format and product changes are easy and can be accomplished in the shortest possible time. Together with Balluff, the Italian manufacturer has made its machines Industry 4.0-capable.
PROFINET and PROFIBUS PA jointly provide the best value in a new spirit bottling and packaging plant. Highly efficient motion control solutions, high availability, flexibility, scalable redundancy structures, and integration of a variety of process devices are among the many benefits.
Giant tank farms are coming into existence with the flourishing palm oil industry in Southeast Asia. In Indonesia, a new project has been implemented which directly integrates PROFIBUS PA segments via PROFINET. This tight integration was critical when it came time to design an installation that would be up to Industry 4.0.
A national food supplier sought to expand its Florida, USA distribution center to match growing business demand. A PROFINET industrial Ethernet network was deployed to improve communications and optimize operational efficiency for $125,000 in annual energy savings.
IIoT concepts are inspiring new business models. Manufacturers are asking equipment makers to help them improve machine reliability and production uptime. Ecoclean’s innovative approach is breaking new grounds with remote monitoring and diagnostics services for PROFINET networks. Read this application story to find out what they achieved.
Improved surface ﬁnish and faster cycle times were high priorities in developing a new surfacing center with robot cell. Much of this success was made possible by strategically specifying pneumatic and electromechanical drives with PROFINET interfaces.
Tunnel boring machines are enormous, highly automated, mobile “factories,” which can perform all stages of tunnel construction in a single run. A challenge for these machines is the transmission of relevant data from the head to the controller located further back. PROFINET over wireless played a vital role in solving that challenge.