Automation

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12 Feb: PID Control Loops

PID control loops can be very useful in automation and in many different applications. PID control loops can be very useful in automation and in many different applications. They can be used to control a feeder used in a loss in weight or…

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12 Feb: Temperature Measurement in Industry

There are many different choices that can be made when selecting temperature measurement devices for industrial systems. When faced with these decisions, there are many factors to consider: accuracy, sensitivity, price, temperature range needed, etc. This article will discuss three types of temperature…

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12 Oct: 24VDC vs 120VAC

In the process of designing and purchasing new equipment, the decision about what digital control voltage to choose for a facility to standardize on is often not clear cut. Manufacturers, control engineers, plant personnel and other decision makers can lean different directions with…

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12 Jun: Aging Equipment

We all have one or know someone who does — that old transistor radio that Grandpa used to listen to the baseball games with, or the old game console we had as a kid with graphics we cannot help but laugh at today,…

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12 Mar: Inventory Tracking – A Real POWER Tool

Inventory tracking is a very important and powerful tool for many industries. Knowing what inventory is on hand and being able to track product trends allows the business owner to better forecast what they need to produce and when. This allows production resources…

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12 Feb: Advantages of Ethernet Devices in the Industrial World

The use of Ethernet technologies is penetrating almost every application in industrial automation. The generalized Ethernet communication connection allows the transfer of data through cables composed of multiple twisted wires, similar to a home network. EtherNet/IP is a communication protocol that uses the…