"We see Ethernet-APL as the future, also for safety applications!"

"We see Ethernet-APL as the future, also for safety applications!"

BASF is convinced of Ethernet-APL technology: it offers powerful and consistent digital communication in process automation from sensors to control levels. We talked to Andreas Ziegler, Automation Manager at BASF SE, about advantages and challenges.

PCN Europe: Mr. Ziegler, you are part of the Center of Expertise Automation Technology – how far has digital communication progressed in the field at BASF? A. Ziegler: Today, the dominant transmission technology worldwide for process control and, in particular, for safety applications of field devices in the process industry is the 4 mA...20 mA technology, also at BASF. For safety, we often still...
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The digital Mass Flow Meters and Controllers of Bronkhorst’s IN-FLOW series can be used to accurately measure and control gas flows from 1 mln/min up to 11.000 m3n/h with high accuracy and excellent repeatability.

The instruments are of rugged design (IP65) for use in pilot and production plants in industrial environments or even Zone 2 hazardous areas, with optional ATEX Category 3 or FM Class I Division 2 approval.

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Accurate and compact mass flow meters of Bronkhorst’s mini CORI-FLOW operate on the fluid independent Coriolis principle and have been developed to measure low flow rates e.g. of additives, from 0,1 g/h to 300 kg/h. The instruments offer a "multi-range" function that allows users to rescale the pre-calibrated measuring range without losing their original accuracy.

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Hydraulic presses use a hydraulic cylinder to generate large mechanical forces. Utilizing Pascal’s law, in which pressure applied to a confined fluid occurs throughout the fluid, hydraulic presses apply a moderate mechanical force to a small cross-sectional area, which is transferred to a larger cross-sectional area in the hydraulic cylinder. This allows for the hydraulic cylinder to generate a greater pressure to the application than what was applied.

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