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City of Rock Hill, SC Replaces Control System and Expands I/O Points at Wastewater Treatment Facility
Like most of us, the city of Rock Hill in South Carolina faced the technical problems associated with Y2K. They were forced to evaluate their all of their facilities and equipment with a fine-tooth comb to make it Y2K compliant. In retrospect, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. They first focused on the city’s wastewater treatment facility. At this facility, the old system was difficult to work with and expensive to maintain. Because they were forced to make it Y2K compliant, they decided, after careful research, that it would make more economical sense to replace the old system with something new that had a greater I/O capacity, was easy to update, and cheaper to maintain.
American BOA Implements PLC-Controlled Testing System Utilizing the Ethernet and DataWorx PLC
American BOA had always tested their products manually for pressure integrity, but the testing had become time-consuming and it was difficult to keep track of testing data in the manual system. One at a time, each hose had to be hooked up to a compressed air tank and gauge to test the proper hose pressure specification. The manual system had the potential to be very dangerous when water or air pressure became high.
Automation Direct Expands Automated Warehouse System
The warehouse operation is an integral part of meeting Automationdirect.com’s promise that orders received by 4:00 p.m. EST will ship the same day. Not only does Automationdirect.com strive to keep their self-imposed shipping deadline, but it also works hard to maintain their 99.98% order-accuracy rate. This has largely been accomplished with the installation of a PC-based control system and bar code identification system. To manage the increase in its product line, Mark Hermann, the logistics team captain, knew they needed to increase the capacity of their current warehouse system.
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