Category: Tutorial

Torque Conversion Calculator: What is Torque and how is it Calculated?

Torque Conversion Calculator Newton-meters Foot-pounds Inch-pounds Newton-meters Foot-pounds Inch-pounds What is Torque?   Torque is a measure of the force which can make an object rotate about an axis. In linear kinematics, the force causes an object to accelerate linearly, similarly, torque is what causes an object to acquire an angular acceleration. It’s a vector quantity,…

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Parallel Resistance Calculator: What is Parallel Resistance and How is it Calculated?

Parallel Resistance Calculator Resistor 1 Ohms (Ω) Ohms (Ω) Resistor 2 Ohms (Ω) Ohms (Ω) Add Results Equivalent Resistance What is Parallel Resistance?  Resistance is defined as the measure of opposition to charge flow (current flow) in an electrical circuit. It is measured in ohms and symbolized by (Ω)-a Greek letter omega. Naturally, all materials…

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Tutorial: How to Change the IP Address on a PanelView Plus 7

Automation and control systems run the gamut from both simple to complex as well as small to large.  Allen Bradley’s PanelView Plus 7 was introduced to better visualization for larger and more complex applications.  In addition to best-in-class functionality, the PanelView Plus 7 offers a larger screen and much more processing power.  It also has…

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A Guide to High-Speed Counters (HSC) used in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

A high-speed counter (HSC) is a functional capability within particular PLCs. HSCs count the frequency of the pulse of processes from systems with elements such as high-speed encoders.
Counters in PLCs are an obscure but critical part of all PLCs. They can be a software-defined, virtual entity having low-frequency inputs to process. In high-speed input cases, a hardware input module must be designed to ensure the control process’s proper operation to ensure the outputs’ accuracy and timely delivery.

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What’s the Difference Between Single- and Multi-Turn Encoders?

The position of a shaft within a machine can affect several concerns including safety, quality, volume and other variables.  To monitor and control information that can be obtained from the shaft position and rotation, encoders were devised to measure and control the data and motion of the machine along the shaft. There are two types…

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