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Figure 1: Example of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop diagram with velocity and acceleration feed forwards. Courtesy: Delta Computer Systems

Open- vs. closed-loop control in fluid power applications

Fluid power applications are complex. It can be a challenge to choose between an open- or... » more

Signaling considerations for control system migrations

Not every analog field instrument can be wired to any given analog input (AI) module, nor can any... » more

Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design. Courtesy: Cross Company

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The SFRSS is designed for remote monitoring solutions for tracking tubing and casing pressures in the oil field. Courtesy: Signal Fire

Remote monitoring system

SignalFire's SFRSS is designed for remote monitoring solutions for tracking tubing and casing... » more

The COMe-cAL6 comprises modules with cost-efficient, dual-core configurations for indoor, digital signage applications as well as quad-core modules for deployment in harsh outdoor environments. Courtesy: Kontron

Compact module processors for harsh outdoor environments

Kontron's COMe-cAL6 comprises modules with cost-efficient, dual-core configurations for indoor,... » more

Most modern platforms support temporary variables to support programming the sequences, but some specific calculations are better done in another module at the command of the sequences, which can be done in a companion module. Courtesy: Maverick Technolog

Three keys for coding efficient sequential control programs

Sequential control programs, which are usually a part of medium to complex control strategies... » more

Figure 1: Example of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop diagram with velocity and acceleration feed forwards. Courtesy: Delta Computer Systems Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design. Courtesy: Cross Company The SFRSS is designed for remote monitoring solutions for tracking tubing and casing pressures in the oil field. Courtesy: Signal Fire The COMe-cAL6 comprises modules with cost-efficient, dual-core configurations for indoor, digital signage applications as well as quad-core modules for deployment in harsh outdoor environments. Courtesy: Kontron Most modern platforms support temporary variables to support programming the sequences, but some specific calculations are better done in another module at the command of the sequences, which can be done in a companion module. Courtesy: Maverick Technolog

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  • The latest industrial PCs from EFCO are equipped with slots for half- and full-size PCI Express mini cards that can be used to support wireless functionality. Courtesy: EFCO
  • Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user intuitively navigate to folders and applications with the tap of a finger and the appropriate security credentials. Courtesy: Schweitzer Engineering Labs

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Micro terminal blocks for machine, switchgear applications

Phoenix Contact's MP 1.5 micro terminal blocks with push-in connection terminal blocks accommodate the increasing miniaturization of machine, switchgear and control cabinet design.

Touchscreen controller with flexible IO

EZAutomation's EZTouch I/O flex is a compact touch-screen controller for various control applications.

The latest industrial PCs from EFCO are equipped with slots for half- and full-size PCI Express mini cards that can be used to support wireless functionality. Courtesy: EFCO

Compact industrial computers for IIoT applications

The SmartAIO U7-300 series computers from EFCO offer gateway connectivity for IIoT applications. » more

Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user intuitively navigate to folders and applications with the tap of a finger and the appropriate security credentials. Courtesy: Schweitzer Engineering Labs

Feeder protection relay for simplified monitoring

Schweitzer Engineering Labs' SEL-751 feeder protection relay is designed to let the user intuitively navigate to folders and applications with the tap of a finger and the appropriate security credentials. » more

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