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Inside Machines: PC vs. PLC - Comparing Control Options

The 1970s saw the introduction of PLCs or Programmable Logic Controllers, which would forever change the way automation is achieved in industrial

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Calculating VFD Heat Dissipation

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It’s a beautiful day outside. But the sun is high overhead and the temperature is going through the roof. As the air conditioning struggles to

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5 Ways to Improve OEE

 

 What is OEE?

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is, in simple terms, a way to determine the efficiency of equipment in a manufacturing

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Spring Cleaning for Electrical Control Panels

It’s finally springtime and the sun is shining, birds are building nests, flowers are starting to bloom — oh, and your control panel is filthy.

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Torque Characteristics of NEMA A, B, C, D, & E Motors

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Many aspects of a manufacturing system have various NEMA ratings to tell the manufacturers what they are best suited for. Things like size,

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Calculating Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) [Free Template]

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OEE stands for Overall Equipment Effectiveness.  It is a measure in percentage of how well a production machine is utilized over a period of

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HMI vs. SCADA

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Confusion surrounding Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) is not a rarity. HMIs are

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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) vs. Hard Wiring

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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) may not have been the best automation solutions when they were first introduced, but with astronomical

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Differences Between UL & cUL Requirements for Electrical Enclosure Cooling Systems

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Any electrical system, no matter how small, will generate heat since it will contain a resistive element in one form or another. As the size of

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Machine Learning in the Field

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Case in point: A major oil and gas company began routine inspections of its pipeline network, using the same physical device, i.e. “the pig."

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