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PanelView 800 vs PanelView Plus 7

Allen-Bradley PanelViews are graphical operator interfaces, similar to Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). They are a combination of hardware and software through which users interact with a controller. These PanelView terminals are popular in a variety of industrial applications that require monitoring, control, and graphical display of operational data. Their color graphics displays allow operators to quickly…

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What is a Soft Starter?

Induction motors are extensively used for a variety of industrial and domestic applications. For industrial applications, three-phase AC motors are the most popular due to their simple and robust construction, high-power output, low maintenance requirements, high efficiency, and suitability to function reliably in any working condition. However, at standstill, the windings of such motors are…

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CNC vs PLC – What Do They Stand For and What Is The Difference?

PLCs and CNCs are two major categories of digital controllers employed in different industrial control applications. On a surface level, it’s easy to group them together since they are both run by programs, digital processors, and they both interface with input and output devices. For example, if you ask a systems programmer whether a CNC…

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The Basics of Reading PLC Panels and Wiring Diagrams

PLC Panel Overview  In industrial applications, an electrical panel is basically a service box that connects the main power line to an electrical device and distributes electric currents to various other circuits within the system. In an industrial setting, you don’t simply plug a PLC controller into a wall socket, instead, an electrical panel is…

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