Industrial Controls

How to Choose a Contoller

146367-CE_September_2009_CoverAs Renee Robbins states, like the cereal aisle in a grocery store, the number of controller vendors and individual controller models available can present a daunting choice.  Control Engineering magazine asked application engineers and other experts from a dozen controller vendors to offer some of their expertise regarding what application-specific controller features to look for.  From packaging machines and  pumps systems  to simple batch applications, this is a truly informative article on the needs of different types of operations.  

View full article at Control Engineering

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September 1st, 2009 | Posted In: Industrial Controls

10 Benefits Of Using Adjustable Speed Drives

fan_pump_and_motorsWith savings up to 70% in energy costs, one would wonder why more facilities don’t use adjustable speed drives. 

As energy costs rise and energy supplies become strained, controlling motors based on the actual demands of the load becomes increasingly important.  Besides the obvious energy savings, there are several other benefits of using adjustable speed drives.  As Plant Engineering points out, using an ASD can protect machinery from damage and protect the process or product because the amount of torque being applied by the motor to the load can be controlled accurately.  To read many more benefits of adjustable speed drives click here.

July 14th, 2009 | Posted In: Energy, Industrial Controls

Why HMI’s Are Everywhere

hmiThis month’s Plant Engineering magazine has an informative article on the spread of HMI’s throughout industry.  Jeanine Katzel expresses how HMI’s helps companies make better business decisions by delivering, managing, and presenting information – in real time.  It is further discussed that incorporating HMI’s into applications has been proven to increase productivity, lower costs, improve quality, and reduce material waste.  To further read about the three developments that have influenced industry’s growing dependence on HMI’s click here.

May 15th, 2009 | Posted In: Industrial Controls

Working the Motor Maze

dollarsTaking a total-cost-of-ownership approach to motor replacement can save big dollars – and help save the planet. 

The Department of Commerce estimates that there are more than 12.4 million electric motors larger than 1 hp in service throughout the industry in the United States, and that nearly 3 million of these workhorses will fail this year.

As Gerardo Elias-Rodriguez explains, there are many options to consider for replacing a motor….choose the right efficiency, calculate the savings and consider the future.  Click here to view full article.

April 1st, 2009 | Posted In: Industrial Controls

PC-Based Controls

pc-based-control1Most leading experts agree that PCs are the control platform of the future. 

An industrial computer running Windows NT as a PC-based system adds many features and flexibility to a control system. It drastically reduces the cost of ownership of a control system by making controls easier to use, reducing design and implementation times, improving diagnostics, increasing performance, and easing integration with other hardware and software applications. Most importantly, it future proofs your system for easy improvements and growth.

Click here to view full article from Plant

January 7th, 2009 | Posted In: Industrial Controls

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