The terms accuracy, repeatability, and resolution can be found on the spec sheets of many engineered products and when they are incorrectly specified, this can be problematic when it comes to automation and motion control...
The Internet of Things (IoT) in the manufacturing world is about data and how to get more of it. But process manufacturing companies looking to take advantage of this need to do their homework to really understand its benefits.
Being fluent in multiple platforms can be a helpful tool in the automation field for engineers and integrators and can give the engineer the ability to solve more problems and be a better, more rounded engineer.
While quite a bit of engineering goes into each mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or fire and life safety system in a hospital, it is mostly invisible to the patient or visitor. That is, until you need it.
Sequential control programs, which are usually a part of medium to complex control strategies involving either batch applications or any procedure-based applications can be an easier and more streamlined if the engineer ensures...
Pneumatic actuators come in many design types, but all share the same need for basic understanding of how their torque operates a valve. Understanding torque requirements and how to size an actuator are crucial.
If the goal is to better understand the impact that unexpected downtime (UDT) has on a company's productivity, quality, and bottom line, then companies should focus more on the cause of UDT rather than the symptoms.
Programming is a big portion of process control and following principles such as customer collaboration, responding to changes, and emphasizing individuals and interactions can help a great deal in creating a successful project.
Batch implementation projects are much more likely to be successful when a thorough front end engineering design (FEED) is performed and if several questions are addressed during the implementation process.
TITLE: Building a winning team
Plant and operations managers need to be aware that their distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) could be obsolete and they should take appropriate steps to deal with the problem. Six...
Big Data can help synthesize information and provide users with the exact data they need to make informed, intelligent decisions. Developing a process that benefits everyone in the plant from the top on down is crucial.