Automation

 

EuroPACT in Copenhagen: EU-wide PAT Trialogue

For several years Werner Worringen has been working as Industry Marketing Manager Analytical Solutions at Yokogawa Germany. Since then he has also been involved in numerous committees relating to process analytics. As a member of the extended executive board, he is also a member of the Process Analytics Working Group (AK PAT), which was established in 2005 and now has 365 members. Working group of the Division of Analytical Chemistry within the German Chemical Society (GDCh), which works closely with DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology). This is also the case with regard to EuroPACT, which will be held in Copenhagen in May.

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The most popular blog articles of 2019

To start 2020, we look back to 2019 on the Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals blog and present the ten most read articles of the past year in an exciting and worthwhile top ten list.

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AR and VR offer enormous potential – including for the process industry

#BLOG Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality – even if their exact meaning is certainly not familiar to everyone, today at least everyone should have heard of these two terms before. And this mostly in connection with video games like #Pokémon Go, #TV and movies. Or perhaps with a view to architecture, sports, medicine, navigation, (flight and driving) simulation, learning, art, photography, or entertainment in general.
But both augmented and virtual reality have long since found their way into the (process) #industry. There, they are used in industrial applications, maintenance, medicine, learning or #work safety. #AR #VR #AugmentedRealitiy #VirtualReality #automation #security #safety

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Ecosystems – new business models: important for disruption strategies

Industry 4.0 describes a fundamental innovation and transformation process of industrial value creation. The leitmotifs of this change are new forms of management and work in global, digital ecosystems. Industry 4.0 is currently the number one topic of discussion in business and the media. But it is not only the digital revolution in the industrial sector that continues to progress. All other sectors, such as healthcare, are also continuing to develop consistently and drastically. Consequently, the term “Healthcare 4.0” is currently being used by many. We see in the media the emergence of some innovative trends that benefit the healthcare sector and, of course, us as users.

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DTSX1 – Fire detection for multi-storey warehouse

Conventionally, the only way to detect fires and control temperatures in large multi-story warehouses was to install larger quantities of temperature sensors at multiple locations. That’s different now. Why? Because of the DTSX1 from Yokogawa! The fiberglass-based linear heat detector is specifically designed for fire protection and fire detection in large installations and infrastructures such as conveyor belts, cable ducts, buildings and tunnels.

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Sushi Sensors: The smart health gadgets for the process industry

Smart health is a topic that is becoming increasingly important in the course of digital transformation. A very lively and promising market has developed around digital health offers, but also in the field of medical and medical technology research and development. Experts from politics, medicine and business assume that Smart Health, Big Data and artificial intelligence will optimize medical care and at the same time contribute to massive savings in health care. Take this example and transfer it from health to industry: preventive maintenance reduces costs – and much more.

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Flexible into the future

Rarely has the need for individuality and flexibility been as great as it is today. A circumstance that makes the markets even more dynamic. Consequently, companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries are striving to make production as flexible as possible – in every respect. Of course, the whole thing should also be economical. But is that even possible?

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Artificial Intelligence: Far more than Terminator, K.I.T.T. or R2-D2

Artificial intelligence? Sure, they’re robots or androids. For example the little R2-D2 from the Star Wars saga or the Terminator from the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name by master director James Cameron. Even K.I.T.T, David Hasselhoff’s cult car in the 80s series “Knight Rider” with its own personality is KI. By no means. Rather, KI – to put it in its simplest terms – is first and foremost a computer software that is practically adaptive and self-improving on this basis. And it already surrounds us almost everywhere.

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To the point!

Fine particles from all those New Year’s Eve fireworks, the dark side of the Moon, hackers leaking politicians’ personal data – these are just a few of the stories that made the headlines in Germany in late December and early

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Blockchain in focus – New column by Andreas Helget is online

In his latest column Dr. Andreas Helget, Managing Director of Yokogawa Deutschland GmbH, deals with the subject of blockchain. What potential does this possibly revolutionary idea offer? And why is the blockchain still a headwind?

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