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Constanze Schmitz

Constanze SchmitzConstanze Schmitz holds the position of editor of Processing & Control News Europe (PCN Europe) since 2006. She is responsible for the editorial content of the print and digital issues of the magazine as well as the website
Before working as an editor for Thomas Industrial Media, Constanze Schmitz worked for its sister company Thomas International Publishing Company as editor for the industrial buying guide Thomas Register.

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Hoists designed for use

in FPSO mooring system

Equipment and Services

Hoists are an integral piece of equipment on FPSO’s, used to manoeuvre equipment both on and around the vessel. A hydraulic overhead crane...

Control technology

and visualisation for a mill

Processing Machinery

A large flour milling plant wished to retrofit one of its mills along with its purification facility with new control technology and visualisation....

Reducing downtime & costs

for food producer

An internationally-renowned Italian snack food company is benefiting from annual savings of €192,600 on production and maintenance costs, since...

Intrinsic safety -

Prevention better than protection

Automation and Communication

When it comes to zone 1 installation of process control equipment, two approaches divide the scene. Traditional explosion protection relies on...

Transducers for valve actuator

test the motors used in the actuators

Rotork Controls is known for robust and reliable valve actuators, operating in some of the world’s most demanding and critical applications....

Ultrasonic screen for clean flour

in one pass

Processing Machinery

The Swiss company Anutec developed a process for complete separation of wheat kernels into constituents during milling. Using this process, the...

Drives and automation

for Brazilian FPSO platform

Brazilian oil major, Petrobras, has just launched P-57, a super FPSO- (floating production, storage, and offloading) type platform. Automation...

Honeywell’s automation system for Valio

Honeywell has been selected by Valio, the largest milk producer in Finland, to provide a production automation system for a new plant producing...

Dow and Saudi Aramco

sign joint venture agreement

Aramco President and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih and Dow's Chairman and CEO Andrew N. Liveris recently signed the Joint Venture (JV) Shareholders’...

Flow monitor

with flow indicator

Measurement and Instrumentation

Meister Strömungstechnik's model series RVM/UA-2 of compact, high-pressure flow monitors with integrated flow indicators, serves not only to...

AkzoNobel builds coatings plant in China

to meet rising demand

AkzoNobel is planning to invest around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its Automotive and Aerospace Coatings business in...

Guaranteeing process reliability

- increasing energy efficency

Automation and Communication

With the modernization of system parts, Unilever in Heppenheim is aiming for greater process reliability and energy savings at the same time....

Oxygen monitoring system

reduces maintenance, cuts costs

Measurement and Instrumentation

Combining accurate dissolved oxygen measurement with sensor self-cleaning and intelligent communications, the Triton DO8 Self-Cleaning Dissolved...

Metso supplies power boiler

to Russian pulp & paper mill

Metso has signed a contract with Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Novodinsk, Russia to deliver a biomass-fired BFB (bubbling fluidized bed)...


for extreme environments

Measurement and Instrumentation

The Modline 5 pyrometers enable reliable process temperature monitoring in an extremely diverse range of high-temperature applications. Various...

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