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Traditionally, PLC-based systems were for short cycle times as a replacement for complex relay technology in machine controls. DCSs (distributed control systems) for classic PID (proportional integral derivative) closed-loop control focused mostly on scalability and system integration.
Discover how oyster farmers prevent costly downtime leveraging on-site sensors and an IoT gateway for hands-on on-site analysis to support their decision-making.
Learn about new technology that detects sensor wear and provides just-in-time alerts to replace electrodes and minimise maintenance costs.
Learn about your safety requirements for interlocking devices and how to protect your device against tampering.
Gear units will require refurbishment at some time in their lifecycle. Ignoring your gearbox issues can result in unscheduled downtime, excessive ongoing maintenance and higher energy usage due to reduced gearbox efficiency.
Cisco estimates that 92% of the 64 million manufacturing machines worldwide are unconnected to any network. Plants are struggling to connect these devices due to issues of network fragmentation, security, and cost.
Waterflow losses in a distribution system raises costs for both plants and customers. Measuring the flow correctly optimises maintenance planning, provides insight for potential loss analysis and accurately determine how much water is transported.
With production systems becoming more interconnected, the exposure to cyber incidents increases. Attacks and disruptions on critical infrastructure put reputation, production, people and profits at risk.
With the shift from traditional control rooms towards integrated collaborative control centres, tomorrow’s operators will require a very different skill set — with much more emphasis on cooperation, coordination, analytics and management.
Measuring the quantity of water vapour in gas streams is essential for product quality purposes and to prevent damage to plant equipment from corrosion.
In this guide, discover the tools and knowledge you need to evaluate your test organisation and propose changes where significant cost savings are available.
PXI is an industry-standard platform for test, measurement and control. Using standard PC technology, it enables you to create completely customised and ever-changing measurements and analysis routines.