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The velocity of PID
The velocity of PID

Inside Process: Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) theory is best introduced as the familiar second order differential equation via the velocity form instead of the more traditional positional form. Read More

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How to choose the right level instrument for applications
How to choose the right level instrument for applications

There are many level measuring techniques, however they need to be the right fit for the application. See the three key constraints to measuring solids in tanks and vessels.Read More

Small-scale automation projects
Small-scale automation projects

Inside Machines: How to get past time, money, and resource issues when executing small projects and specifying automation equipment and components.Read More

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Ladder logic 106: One shots
Ladder logic 106: One shots

Different programmable logic controller (PLC) manufacturers use one shots to develop a scan that is exactly one scan in duration and can be generated from the rising or falling edge of the signal.Read More

Creating SIF validation procedures
Creating SIF validation procedures

Implementing safety system validation as part of the safety lifecycle is defined by IEC 61511 and ANSI/ISA-S84.01. Here’s how it’s done.Read More

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Pneumatic valve and manifold series for tubing installation
Pneumatic valve and manifold series for tubing installation

AutomationDirect’s Nitra BVS-3 and BVS-4 series of valves and mainfolds feature push-to-connect air... Read More

Linear piezo stages with nanometer resolution
Linear piezo stages with nanometer resolution

Physik Instrumente's (PI) P-620.1 to P-629.1 linear piezo positioners consist of 60 stages... Read More

Thermocouple measurement instrument with military-grade connectors
Thermocouple measurement instrument with military-grade connectors

VTI Instruments' RX1032 rugged thermocouple measurement instrument is designed to provide... Read More

Touchless angle sensors for measuring angular positions
Touchless angle sensors for measuring angular positions

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