The cotton gin facility owned by Milstead Farm Group Inc. in Shorter, Alabama, requires a production process that can run at optimum levels 24 hours a day, six days a week until all the growing season’s cotton is in bales. When Milstead Farm Group first started ginning, it produced 15,000 (500 lb.) bales a year. Their volumes have gradually increased over the years, topping 65,000 bales in 2018. As a result, production rates have had to increase to achieve those numbers.
Roughneck Equipment is based in Katy, TX, and leases a wide variety of equipment to the oil and gas industry. The equipment provides blending and bulk handling of stimulation chemicals for hydraulic fracturing and other applications that demand high uptime and accuracy rates. The chemical solutions are supplied by Roughneck’s parent company, PfP Industries. The…
The IoT concepts are inspiring new business models. Manufacturers are asking equipment makers to help them improve machine reliability and production uptime. Ecoclean innovative approach is breaking new grounds with remote monitoring and diagnostics services for PROFINET networks.
Global Controls Solutions deployed a PROFINET industrial Ethernet network and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for a food supplier looking to expand its facility. The integrator used the Ethernet network to improve communications and optimize operational efficiency for $125,000 in annual energy savings.
Otto Bock deploys a control system devised by Process Automation Solutions with 18 smart drives. It’s based on a state of the art Profinet network for the fast-paced automotive industry.
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.
Aerospace automation provider Advanced Integration Technology incorporated Safety PLCs, Motion Control, plus safety and standard I/O, all on a single PROFINET network for more efficient, compliant automation. Read this Application Story to find out how they did it.
Fori Automation wanted to solve a difficult problem in the aerospace industry with their innovative Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). They needed an automation network that provided motion control, safety, and wireless in a single all-encompassing solution. PROFINET Does That.
The days of “dumb iron” in North America’s oil and gas fields are numbered. That’s the conviction of Darcy Falardeau of Precision Drilling Corporation, who sees modern communication networks like Profinet making drilling rigs and the associated on-site equipment smarter, and making the overall drilling process safer and more efficient.
Moving at the speed demanded in today’s business environment, where stiff competition means new products must be made and introduced faster than ever before, requires technologies that simplify production start-ups. For GE Appliances, those technologies include the Profinet industrial Ethernet network.