Automation

 

“We must not blame technology for everything” – Interview with IMK Manager Werner Worringen

From strategic marketing and committee work to future challenges and exciting events – Werner Worringen, IMK Manager at Yokogawa Germany, answered Tim Henrichs, Marketing Manager at Yokogawa Germany, in an interview.

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Digital Transformation – more than just a technological change

According to a Deloitte study, only about a quarter of the 100 companies surveyed in Germany have implemented a company-wide AI strategy. In an international comparison, this is a rather low figure – here the share is already 35 percent – although the use of artificial intelligence cannot be equated with digital transformation. However, it is of great and important importance, so that the conclusions of the study are also representative for the digital transformation.

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How NOA can add value for process analytics

When it comes to NOA, there is much talk about leaving the classic automation pyramid and the resulting consequences, especially with regard to (data) security. There is no question that this must be ensured. Many initiatives are on their way. This blog article aims to show why these efforts are worthwhile. The PAT demonstrator, which was presented at the NAMUR Annual General Meeting in 2018, serves as an example here.

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DTSX1 on the EN54-22 certification finishing line: An interview about Yokogawa’s linear heat detector

Yokogawa’s linear heat detector DTSX1 is on the EN54-22 certification finishing line. Ralf Cymontkowski talked to the experts Cordova Cordova (Prudct Manager DTSX) and Toru Fukuzawa (Head of DTSX Solution Planning Section) about it.

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Yokogawa at SMART Automation – Impressions and Information (2/2)

Yokogawa presents the TDLS8000, DTSX and Rotamass at SMART Automation, the only Austrian trade fair for industrial automation, in the Design Center in Linz. The trade fair is regarded as the industry meeting place for Austrian process automation par excellence. On day two, the Yokogawa team was also able to look forward to its own booth – the voices were heard:

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From contact management to product presentation: Yokogawa at SMART Automation (1/2)

Yokogawa presents the TDLS8000, DTSX and Rotamass at SMART Automation, the only Austrian trade fair for industrial automation, in the Design Center in Linz. The trade fair is regarded as the industry meeting place for Austrian process automation par excellence.

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For the first time as a video: New column by Dr. Andreas Helget is online

Dr.-ing comments on why chemistry still relies largely on crude oil and natural gas today, what alternatives there are and what advantages and disadvantages these have. Andreas Helget, Managing Director of Yokogawa Deutschland GmbH, in the fifth part of his column. 

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TDLS8000: Maintenance-free, SIL2 certified and explosion-proof

In almost every chemical production plant, it is always necessary to store various substances in containers or tank farms. Depending on the chemical substance, this can from time to time result in an explosion hazard. For this reason, elementary protection against a possible explosion must be provided. In the best case scenario, this should be done in such a way that no explosive gas mixture can form in the gas phase of the container. In the age of ever-increasing safety requirements, a current safety assessment may make it necessary to actually record the oxygen content – especially if the device in question has been classified as a SIL (safety integrity level) application.  This is exactly where Yokogawa’s TDLS8000 laser comes into play.

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Digital Transformation: Can there only be one?

Although the digital transformation in the process industry is facing a significant change, there is still the view in some places that the change in technology, processes and business methods can be carried out using tried and tested methods. Some defend the respective historically grown areas and solutions. However, the implementation of digitization projects is a highly interdisciplinary task, and it affects all areas of the company.

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Happy Birthday, IoT: The Internet of Things recently turned 20

Whether E-Health, Smart-Home, Smart-Car, Smart City or Smart Production – all these areas, which have emerged more and more in the recent past, are typical examples of the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) or in German: the “Internet of Things”. The British technologist Kevin Ashton is responsible for the fact that this long-established term was able to celebrate recently its 20th birthday, more precisely on 21 February (already). The 50 year old Briton used the abbreviation “IoT” for the first time in 1999.

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