Dedicated Controls

Dedicated Controls January 22, 2013

The importance of client reviews

A few simple discussions with and demonstrations for your client at strategic times can prevent a world of problems and keep your project on track.

By MAVERICK Technologies control system engineering team
Dedicated Controls January 8, 2013

Encapsulated data in automation programming

Using an element of object oriented programming can keep data organized and simplify writing code.

By Jeff Monforton
Dedicated Controls December 3, 2012

Software additions to simplify controller integration, energy management

The IntelliCenter Integration Assistant and IntelliCenter Energy by Rockwell Automation are designed to seamlessly integrate MCCs and improve productivity.

Dedicated Controls November 27, 2012

BAS motor controls with auto run, predictive calibration

The BAS motor controls from Cerus Industrial accept dry voltage inputs and include other options like auto run and predictive calibration. One model accepts up to 600 V AC and motor loads up to 40 A.

Dedicated Controls November 12, 2012

EC: Simatic S7-1215C

Machine and Embedded Control - PLCs: The Simatic S7-1215C has four times the capacity of existing modules while adding a second Profinet interface, two analog outputs and fast outputs for controlling up to four stepper motors. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention.

By Control Engineering
Dedicated Controls November 12, 2012

EC: Eurotherm Mini8 Multi-loop PID Controller with EtherNet/IP

Hardware - Integrated HMI controllers: The Eurotherm Mini8 Multi-loop PID Controller is a compact high-performance, panel mount, multi-function controller with EtherNet/IP communications for easy integration into plant control networks. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.

By Control Engineering
Dedicated Controls November 12, 2012

EC: PlantESP: Loop Performance Monitoring v2.0

Software - Diagnostics: PlantESP is a plant-wide monitoring and optimization solution that isolates underperforming PID controllers and provides recommendations for improving them. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention.

By Control Engineering
Dedicated Controls November 12, 2012

EC: EZ TouchPLC Jr.

Hardware - Integrated HMI controllers: The EZTouchPLC Jr. is the smallest TFT color touch panel HMI with a built-in programmable logic controller and I/O used for automation of electromechanical processes, such as control of machinery at a factory. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.

By Control Engineering
Dedicated Controls November 6, 2012

New 1/32 DIN programmable PID controllers

Omega introduces CNi32 and Dpi32 series programmable temperature/process PID controllers.

Dedicated Controls October 16, 2012

Feedback controllers do their best

But meeting a specific performance measure is harder than it looks.

By Vance VanDoren, PhD, PE