Category: Troubleshooting

PLC Troubleshooting Flowchart (and Explanation)

Programmable Logic Controllers are ruggedized computers, specially designed and built to operate reliably under harsh industrial environments. A typical PLC system consists of a processor (CPU), programmable memory, power supply, a user-defined program, I/O modules with associated circuitry, and a programming device with the necessary programming software. The programmable memory stores a series of instructions…

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Point I/O vs. Flex I/O: Which is right for your system?

Having the correct I/O module for your application is crucial to keep the communication and information flowing effectively and safely. Point and Flex I/O modules are both distributed I/O systems designed for use with modular Allen-Bradley automation systems but there are many models that are particularly suited for specific applications. Here you can compare and…

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Choosing a SCADA system

Objective This article will go over the important points about choosing a SCADA system and evaluate one of the more cost effective solutions out there, Inductive Automation’s Ignition. What is important for a SCADA system? Price to Performance Ratio The customer usually doesn’t mind paying a little more for a system that delivers more performance,…

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