Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ROCKWELL TO BUILD, CONTROL PLASTIC WASTE-TO-SYNTHETIC PLANT

Rockwell Automation won a $15 million engineering, procurement, construction and management contract from Vadxx Energy LLC for its first commercial-scale, plastic waste-to-synthetic crude energy facility in Akron, Ohio.  

The new plant will transform end-of-life plastics into higher value energy products, recycling nearly 60 tons of waste daily, diverting it from landfill disposal. The solution includes the PlantPAx Process Automation System suite, utilizing Rockwell Automation’s multi-discipline control platform to deliver an integrated smart plant for Vadxx.

Liberation Capital, a global private equity firm, signed an agreement with Vadxx to fund the first unit and additional commercial units.

"Vadxx is focused on successfully establishing our first commercial unit as the important first step toward global expansion,” said Jim Garrett, Vadxx Energy CEO. “Liberation Capital, Rockwell Automation, feedstock suppliers, and other partners will play key roles in our growth and success.”

"Our technology represents a unique and profitable way to decrease the amount of end-of-life plastics that are disposed in landfills and convert them to synthetic oil and gas," said Jeremy DeBenedictis, vice president operations, Vadxx Energy. "Rockwell Automation strengthens our technology by providing  
complete design, build and commissioning of our new plant. We'll have a process technology solution that will enable us to rapidly deploy our technology globally."

“This win is significant for us because it demonstrates our sustained effort to become an industry leader in alternative energy solutions, helping to preserve the world's natural resources and promoting a cleaner environment," said Terry Gebert, vice president and general manager, Rockwell Automation Global Solutions. “Our team is helping Vadxx reduce risk, shorten its time to market, and expand to other global regions.”

About Vadxx
Vadxx is a high-tech recycling company that converts recyclable and non-recyclable plastic into higher value energy products. Vadxx's technology offers an approach that captures the energy embedded in plastics and returns it to a useful form for society, while realizing environmental and social benefits. This conversion process is a valuable alternative for overflowing landfills, as well as reducing demand for foreign energy.

About Rockwell Automation Global Solutions
The thousands of engineers on the Rockwell Automation Global Solutions team design, build and upgrade control, power, safety and information solutions for manufacturing clients. Working in tandem with a scalable PartnerNetwork, the company’s global solutions offerings can address a wide-range of projects, including challenging multi-million dollar enterprise projects that span two or more countries. Clients include oil and gas, petrochemicals, consumer industries, life sciences, automotive, tire and heavy industries, such as cement, metals, mining, pulp and paper, and power and water utilities.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

About Liberation Capital
Liberation Capital is a global private equity fund specializing in project finance for small renewable energy, water and waste water projects. Our investment model centers on strategic partnerships with clean tech technology firms and project developers with multi-project/multi-year investment horizons.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Why PLC is Used in Automation ?


       PLC play a vital role in automaton, programmable logic controller device can manage and control entire entire industry to produce better and quick Response.
           A PLC is a digital computer used for automation of industrial processes, like controlling machinery or factory assembly lines. Unlike desktop computers, PLCs are have multiple inputs and outputs, operate under extended temperature ranges, have immunity to electrical noise, and have resistance to vibration and impact. Programs to control machine operation are usually stored in battery-backed or non-volatile memory. 
            The main difference between PLC and other computer is that plc has multiple input and outputs, then can do multiple works at a moments, you can produce more output quickly.

 SCADA
See the working process of supervisory controller and data acquisition is given below:


                         Machine assist of human in may  purpose that are require power and strength, Automation make man  and machine both smarts. You can make your machine smart and better with plc, programmable logic controller produce you better result through machine, try now!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What is Industrial Automation?


                             At present age of computer, industrial automation is used for manufacturing task; we are also used for robotics device. It is becoming increasingly important in the manufacturing process because computerized or robotic machines are capable of handling repetitive tasks quickly and efficiently. Company can save money with the help of industrial automation, why they expense more if specialized machinery is available. So at this stage of technologies industrial automation is play an important role for every machine companies.  

                          On the other side it effects, paid days off, vacation time, and other costly employee benefits, companies can save money easily with industrial automation. While robotic machinery can initially be extremely expensive, the loss of monthly wages for production workers leads to incredible savings for the company.  Workers do work well and produce products with better work.  In addition, too many companies or plants recruit many of automation engineers for verity of shifts and making products at cost effective price. Industrial automation, however, allows a company to run the plant twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, without paying overtime.

Monday, January 21, 2013

What is ladder Diagram or Ladder Programming?


Ladder program is the programming language that represents in graphical form based on circuit diagram of relay hardware.
Ladder diagram represent the diagram of electrical components used for industrial logic systems. They are called "ladder" diagrams because they resemble a ladder, with two vertical rails (supply power) and as many "rungs" (horizontal lines) as there are control circuits to represent. If we wanted to draw a simple ladder diagram showing a lamp that is controlled by a hand switch, you can show below logic diagram:-

Fig-(a)

Fig-(b)


In the years of 1960, USA Company name Bedford associates first time released the device called as MODICON, this is the name of company for design and manufacturing and sale of computer products, The different firms developed their own versions of this device, and it eventually came to be known in non-proprietary terms as a PLC, or Programmable Logic Controller. The purpose of a PLC was to directly replace electromechanical relays as logic elements, substituting instead a solid-state digital computer with a stored program.

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What is Scada ?

SCADA:- Supervisory Control And Data Aquisition

First time scada used in 1960. Scada is a supervisory controller that can control all your systems and inform about the current information of machine, you can easily command on machine with the help of scada. In reality, the primary purpose of SCADA is to monitor, control and alarm plant or regional operating systems from a central location.  While override control is possible, it is infrequently utilized; however control set points are quite regularly changed by SCADA. It can well monitor your entire working systems.  SCADA systems can be relatively very easy in use, such as one that monitors environmental conditions of a small office building, or incredibly complex, such as a system that monitors all the activity in a nuclear power plant or the activity of a municipal water system.

Scada is mainly devide in three types:-

  • RTU:-Remote Telemetry Units
  • Communications
  • HMI:-Human Machine Interface   
RTU:- It can collect the information from site and communication bring the information from different plan and machinery.

HMI:- The name all ready define it, HMI display the information of machine into display like permits operator control as required ,archives and data received.

Communication is used with the help of data cable inside the plant for information sharing; you can share the desire information with it. We are using fiber optic for communication.

Friday, November 25, 2011

What is PLC ?

PLC abbreviation  as Pogrammable Logic  Controller.,
 Now a day common industries uses PLC for automation .


What is PLC ?

         PLC is a programmable logic controller used for controlling your mechanical device with the help of electrical components.
     Programmable logic controller is typically the aspect of the system that controls an entire industrial system. 

SPS ist ein programmierbarer Logik-Controller zum Steuern Ihre mechanische Vorrichtung mit Hilfe von elektrischen Bauteilen verwendet werden.