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There is ca word currently talked about a lot, however it has not been given the attention it deserves and that is beginning to present problems: Sustainability. One of the most efficient ways to reduce the consumption of natural resources has proven to be the automation of commercial buildings and homes. It is through building automation that we get more energy efficiency and comfort.
Globally chemical industry is one of the largest and most important industrial sectors. The sector is responsible for transforming elements found in nature into products for specific purposes. The chemical industry can be divided into several sub-sectors; petrochemicals, agrochemicals, pharmaceutical products, paints and polymers.
Agribusiness is the whole industrial and commercial relationship involving the agricultural or livestock production chain. It is represented by industry and commerce, which provide inputs for rural production; farmers and other parts of the market chain (purchasing, transportation, processing and retail sales). The challenge of transforming natural resources into quality products begins with research and development work and spans all processes, always guided by quality and safety.
The Automobile and auto parts industries have always excelled in innovation and high productivity. Automation has always been widely used in the pursuit of economies of scale. NOVUS enters this sector with innovative products and solutions that seek increased productivity. Monitoring the production, assisting support departments and increasing the quality of parts of the vehicles can all make an important contribution.
Education is a key factor in the development of a nation. Technical schools, technology courses, as well as higher education institutions play an important role in this process, contributing to the training of professionals and skilled-labor workers. The sector requires investment in order to keep up to date, as well as continually seeking a closer relationship with private sector companies, focusing on innovation and technological development.
The food and beverage industry is ever present in our daily lives by transforming raw ingredients into finished products ready for consumption. This industrial chain includes the process of transformation, processing, distribution and storage. The storage conditions of these products has a direct impact on our health, requiring control and regulatory supervision by agencies, specific standards for the validation of its processes, as well as approval for production and manual operating routines.
Infrastructure is fundamentally important in the development of a country. Sectors such as energy, water and transport among others are directly related to growth and the economic and social development of a nation.
Together these sectors invest significant resources in research and development, because they understand that growth is linked to innovative products and solutions that differentiate themselves from others. Technological advances and the inclusion of new procedures in these sectors has necessitated the creation of specific standards for the validation of new processes, as well as the verification of manual production and measurement routines previously employed.
Several years ago, members of the steel industry met in Rio de Janeiro to discuss trends and to celebrate the excellent results that had been reached. The IBS (Brazilian Steel manufacturing Institute) forecast that sales of steel products for the export market in 2008 would increase by 15.9% compared to 2007, but the biggest expectations were for the domestic market, where the industry expected to grow 13.1% compared to the previous year. All of this due to increases in demand from the civil construction, capital goods and automotive sectors.
The the paper and pulp production chain is comprised of a group of industries that produce pulp, paper and paper by-products. After cutting down the eucalyptus tree, the extracted pulp is treated and undergoes a number of different production stages until the final pulp or paper product is ready for its intended use. NOVUS has experience in this sector, and offers complete solutions for the control and automation of these processes.
The great logistics revolution has taken place inside the grounds of companies, in the area of internal logistics, where the combination of engineering and advances in information technology have transformed warehouses into a true heart of the supply chain. In this context professionals are in agreement that the textile industry has arrived at a critical turning point, where companies in the sector need to decide between gambling on the future through new automated logistics systems that will allow them to be more efficient and competitive when facing their challenges, or they can maintain their current standard infrastructure and respective results.
Transport and logistics are important links in the cold supply chain segment. Globally many markets, such as Brazil, are maturing rapidly presenting new opportunities and challenges to meet the demanding requirements of the sector. New opportunities justify investment and promote the development of technologies to implement solutions optimised to the sector.
With the recent news about water crises and the depletion of natural resources it is clear that sanitation will be valued for years to come. The application of automation features, once limited to the industrial environment, makes the process of purification and the distribution of water, as well as the collection and treatment of sewage, much more efficient with much smaller losses. NOVUS is able to support its customers to ensure the full potential of the automation features are applied in order to allow more intelligent processes in sanitation.