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AC VS DC DRIVES

Industries globally understand the importance of electric drives in ensuring efficient control of motor outputs. And with the constant developments...
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Top 10 Servo Drive Manufacturers in Industrial Automation

Servo drives are an integral part of a servo system.  Working in tandem with a motor, controller, and a feedback...
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PLCs Vs. Microcontrollers – Which Should I Use?

So, can a microcontroller be used in place of a PLC? The answer is in a very narrow set of...
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Hardware Comparison: PanelView Plus 7 Standard vs. Performance

As smart factories, facilities and cities continue to grow, so does the need for improved visualization and functionality in Human...
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What Should I Use? PLC vs. Arduino

According to ISA, automation is defined as “the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically”....
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AC VS DC DRIVES

Industries globally understand the importance of electric drives in ensuring efficient control of motor outputs. And with the constant developments and innovations springing up in the industrial automation field, the need for alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) drives have continued to grow in leaps. Both AC and DC drives are indispensable to the regulation of control signals. However, there are notable differences between the two drives. This article focuses on these differences in…

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Top 10 Servo Drive Manufacturers in Industrial Automation

Servo drives are an integral part of a servo system.  Working in tandem with a motor, controller, and a feedback device, servo drives receive instructions from the controller for the prescribed motion for the motor. It then sends the right amount of electrical current to enable the motor to perform the motion required. There are several types of servo drives including those that control torque as well as velocity and positioning.  But torque is the…

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PLCs Vs. Microcontrollers – Which Should I Use?

So, can a microcontroller be used in place of a PLC? The answer is in a very narrow set of circumstances, such as straightforward control requirements in a low duty environment, then the answer is yes. However, the differences above highlight that PLCs are designed for industrial and high-volume service applications that require safety, redundancy, ease of programming, and a host of other features that microcontrollers cannot provide.

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Hardware Comparison: PanelView Plus 7 Standard vs. Performance

As smart factories, facilities and cities continue to grow, so does the need for improved visualization and functionality in Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).   By bringing that visualization down to the operator and technician level at the machine level, machine state, error messaging, real-time running conditions, and other information can be graphically displayed to assist in decision-making and remediation of problems.  Introduced in 2015, Allen Bradley’s PanelView Plus 7 Performance offers a broader range of features…

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What Should I Use? PLC vs. Arduino

According to ISA, automation is defined as “the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically”. In a more practical sense, it is a system that operates with minimum or no human intervention at all. It has been part of the development of mankind all along however, the concept was further realized after the mass production system was finally implemented. With automation in the mass production setup, consistent and uniform outputs…

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