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Tuning PID control loops for fast response
Tuning PID control loops for fast response

When choosing a tuning strategy for a specific control loop, it is important to match the technique to the needs of that loop and the larger process. It is also important to have more than one approach in your repertoire, and the Cohen-Coon method can be a handy addition in the right situation.Read More

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PID math demystified, part 4
PID math demystified, part 4

You’ve seen the equations, but have you thought about how those elements work together? Part 4: Feed forwardRead More

Radio frequency basics
Radio frequency basics

Industrial wireless tutorials: Any radio frequency (RF) discussion quickly expands to the entire technology surrounding the generation and propagation of a radio signal or wave. Here’s what you need... Read More

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Creating an ASM-compliant HMI goes deeper than screen color selection
Creating an ASM-compliant HMI goes deeper than screen color selection

Simply adopting ASM guidelines for graphics does not create an ASM-compliant HMI. Achieving that level of effectiveness involves a range of factors that address how people interact with the control... Read More

Drilling deeper for offshore oil and gas production
Drilling deeper for offshore oil and gas production

Automation improvements make deep offshore drilling economically feasible, while still maintaining safety and reliability.Read More

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Infrared camera for thermographic applications
Infrared camera for thermographic applications

Fluke's TiX620 infrared camera has 640 x 480 resolution and provides measurement accuracy and its... Read More

Industrial automation cables for signal and control equipment
Industrial automation cables for signal and control equipment

Molex has launched a series of Flamar industrial automation cables designed for signal and control... Read More

Ultrasonic distance and level sensors for automation, tank level applications
Ultrasonic distance and level sensors for automation, tank level applications

Omega's LVTX-10 series of sensors are designed to provide accurate measurement for factory... Read More

Integrated panel systems for accommodating instrumentation and peripherals
Integrated panel systems for accommodating instrumentation and peripherals

Hardy Process Solutions' Integrated Panel Systems come in type 4 or 4X enclosures that are designed... Read More

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