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JUL 2017

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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • July 2017 • 35 Red Meters premiered its RM Series, a product lineup of highly accurate non-nuclear density meters. Coated with an abrasion resistant liner to withstand rough and finely ground slurries, the RM3 is easily installed into the slurry pipeline. A Class 2 industrial laser reads passing materials con- tinuously, which is then interpreted by the system's custom-developed algorithm and fed into the Human Monitoring Interface (HMI). Density is calculated with an accuracy of +/- 0.25 percent based on samples taken 50 times per second. The RM3 is far more than just a sensor; the HMI touchscreen output can be set to display different variables in numerical or graph form, including: density, pressure, percent solids, totalized mass, and more. The RM3 is designed to accommodate an internal pipe bore of 2 to 60 in. in diameter with a maximum pressure of 600 psi. Replacing a nuclear meter with a RM3 increases accuracy readings by 2.5 percent, leading to immeasurable savings in time and money. Red Meters, www.redmeters.com Metso Partners With Rockwell Automation to Create Industrial IoT Solutions for Mining Metso selected Rockwell Automation to deliver a global industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform that connects, monitors and performs analytics for Metso's equipment and services, resulting in improved efficiency and profitability for its mining and aggregates customers. The digital solution will securely collect and store data from Metso's equipment around the globe, including new equip - ment and machines already in operation. The solution will provide predictive analytics and preventive maintenance, and facilitate remote asset monitoring by Metso and its customers. The industrial IoT solution is built on the FactoryTalk Cloud platform from Rockwell Automation, powered by Micro- soft Azure. Rockwell Automation and Microsoft have long collaborated on solutions required for industrial digital trans- formation. The Metso solution is a direct result of these efforts. "For our mining and aggregates customers, access to real-time data enables higher uptime, faster and safer shutdowns, and ultimately more tonnage processed at lower cost. Enabled by an industrial IoT platform from Rockwell Automation and global coverage with Microsoft Azure's data centers, Metso can deliver analyzed equipment data into the hands of its cus- tomers for advanced decision-making," said Jani Puroranta, chief digital officer, Metso. Metso began working with Rockwell Automation on a pilot program in 2015, remotely monitoring an African-based mining crusher from a location in Wisconsin. Metso was immediately able to use the data collected to identify oppor- tunities for improvements in machine performance. The quality of the solution and support Rockwell Automation pro- vided during the pilot gave Metso confidence that a broader implementation of the industrial IoT platform would drive the results it was seeking on a global scale. "Metso has an inspiring vision to deliver powerful analyt- ics and information solutions in mining and aggregates that will drive business results for customers," said Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation. "This is the type of foresight and focus on application of IoT across operations that we are excited to see developing in all industries." Metso set up a digital program in 2016 to accelerate the com- pany to a new level in digital capabilities, which is critical to succeeding in the future of minerals processing and flow con- trol. Metso's ambition is to become one of the digital leaders in the industries it serves. Metso, www.metso.com Red Meters RM Series Density Meters

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