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Automation & Control

01 October 2007 | Automation & Control
Robert Barksfield, contracts manager for Batching & Blending Systems Ltd, considers the need to have up-to-date process control systems in place and looks at the routes available to achieve this...
01 May 2007 | Automation & Control
Designed to operate within harsh environments, fast, high-security Lynx switches from Westermo are being used to develop an Ethernet redundancy ring for efficient data control and monitoring at a...
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01 November 2006 | Automation & Control
New integrated process control system helps Shardlow sand and gravel quarry realize its full potential. Robert Barksfield, contracts manager for Batching & Blending Systems, explains how the new...
01 November 2006 | Automation & Control
Invensys introduce InFusion ‘enterprise control system’Global automation, controls and process solutions group Invensys have combined their industrial-strength automation technology with advanced...
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01 November 2006 | Automation & Control
New Ammann system controllers for existing production systems System controllers play an important part in the manufacture of asphalt, concrete and gravel mixes. They ensure that mixes are...
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01 November 2006 | Automation & Control
Live, condition-based monitoring of critical plant and equipmentOne of the biggest challenges facing the manager of any major quarry is ensuring that the plant remains operational and productive...
01 November 2006 | Automation & Control
By Jon Scarrott of Lodestone Electronics LtdThere are many techniques used by industry to load bulk material from storage bins into lorries, trains, dumptrucks and other vessels. Some use volumetric...
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01 March 2005 | Automation & Control
The benefits of using microwave-based technology for level measurement This article has been adapted and translated by Doug Anderson of Vega Controls UK Ltd from an original by Jurgen Skowaisa,...
01 March 2005 | Automation & Control
How process automation and instrumentation can improve safety and efficiencyThe author, Carl Pinches, is industry marketing manager (mining, aggregate and cement) with Siemens Process AutomationThe...
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01 October 2004 | Automation & Control
Variable-speed drive provides flexibility and halves energy costs Projects with short payback times are relatively unusual in the quarrying industry, so when Rockwell Automation calculated that the...
01 January 2004 | Automation & Control
Engineers from Batching & Blending Systems help increase reliability at RMC’s Washwood Heath depot by installing a comprehensive plant control system Last year RMC Aggregates, specialists...