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  1. Copper Mining at Palabora Copper Mine (South Africa)

    • Metal, Mining, Glass, Cement

    PROFIBUS DP and PA have been selected from the Palabora Mining Company in South Africa to extend capacity and efficiency. Open communication standards are used at all levels to control machines and plant...

  2. Book binding at Wohlenberg Buchbindesysteme (Germany)

    • Machine

    Decentral design and modular construction of a book binding machine including positioning drive controller through PROFIBUS ...

  3. Heidelberg offset printing presses updated with PROFIBUS (USA)

    • Machine

    Heidelberg´s Web Systems Division in Dover, New Hampshire updated the company´s line of commercial web presses including latest technologies in motion control to a PROFIBUS-based distributed I/O system in order to reduce the miles of wiring .....

  4. PROFIBUS adopted as standard in dragline control (Australia)

    • Metal, Mining, Glass, Cement

    In the harsh environment of open-cut mining, PROFIBUS shows excellent results in dragline control as communication standard between the controlling PLCs and the motion drives ...

  5. Successful Bit by Bit (Germany)

    • Food & Beverage
    • Packing & Filling

    Bitburger Brewery benefits enormously from the openness and versatility of PROFIBUS: all tasks, right up to synchronization of the drives in the filling plants, are networked using a single fieldbus system .....

  6. Fiberboard Production at Odenwald Faserplattenwerk (Germany)

    • Machine

    PROFIBUS optimizes fiberboard production at Odenwald Faserplattenwerk using a vendor independent transmission technology including automatic speed control of the motors ...

  7. Production of Rolled Sheet Steel at Sidor in Caracas (Venezuela)

    • Metal, Mining, Glass, Cement

    The Sidor Steel Works in Caracas installed a new sheet steel production line which uses PROFIBUS for data communication between the PLC's and the variable-speed motor drives ......

  8. Coca-Cola Bottling Plant at HM Interdrink (Germany)

    • Food & Beverage

    Coca-Cola Bottling Plant at HM Interdrink uses PROFIBUS to control the motor drives through data arrays to allow simple configuration of the drive parameter ...

  9. Baggage Handling System at VENICE Airport (Italy)

    • Traffic, Infrastructure, Transportation

    High efficient baggage handling at Venice airport controlled by PROFIBUS …

  10. Higher line speeds and lower cost for Carton Maker (USA)

    • Machine

    Carton Maker in USA benefits from higher line speeds and optimizrd machine efficiency by maintaining ratios between the drives through to full line speeds ....

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