Advanced control: A new non-PID control algorithm, rate-predictive control (RPC), is adaptive to changes in process gain, which is helpful given the industry’s difficult history of loop tuning, auto-tuning, and model maintenance. RPC also can serve as a model-less feedback multivariable control algorithm.
Remote management and monitoring applications help keep operations up and running. External remote management and monitoring teams provide specialized operational knowledge to help with automation and control system issues.
Renewable natural gas (RNG) can be used in any existing infrastructure or process that currently uses conventional natural gas.
Researchers have developed small flying robots outfitted with advanced gripping technologies that can pull objects up to 40 times their weight. See video.
CFE Media to present GAMS event at event’s executive conference.
Lenze's Mechatronic Competence Campus (MCC) in Extertal, Germany, is a modern development and production facility for development, production, service and storage.
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More than 20,000 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) were shipped in 2018 according to Interact Analysis, which is double the number sold in 2017.
MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that designs optimized machine-learning models up to 200 times faster than traditional methods.
Industrial robots can operate in extreme conditions humans cannot and are being increasingly used for extreme heat and cold environments as well as hazardous ones.
AutomationDirect's AcuAMP Solid Core current transformers are instrumentation grade and feature different window openings and two mounting styles along with numerous secondary ratios are available to meet most applications.