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PLCs and PACs Simplify Data Acquisition

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This white paper explains how businesses benefit from the in-depth information that new PLCs and PACs can provide on processes, machines and manufacturing operations.

PACs for industrial control, the future of control

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As the technological differences between PC and PLC wane, a new class of controllers is emerging for engineers who require higher loop rates, advanced control algorithms, more analog capabilities, and better integration with the enterprise network. The Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) ...

A practical guide to programmable logic controllers

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Redundancy for OPC

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Redundancy in a process control system means that some or all of the system is duplicated, or redundant. The goal is to eliminate, as much as possible, any single point of failure. When a piece of equipment or a communication link goes down, a similar or identical component is ready to take over.

Upgrading Your DCS: Why You Might Need to Do It Sooner Than You Think

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As the next generation of distributed control systems (DCS) becomes firmly established in the marketplace, each manufacturer must face the issue of upgrading. DCS vendors already have plans to phase out support of many current platforms, so it's critical that you develop your own plan for moving ...

Implementing MPC to reduce variability by optimizing control valve response

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In this paper, a model predictive controller is configured to simultaneously manipulate a small valve and a large valve, eliminating the problems inherent in split-ranged and valve-position controllers.

A disciplined approach to control system development

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This article explains the basic method to rapid control system development, as well as ways to create a reliable system model that a virtual controller may be developed against.

Benefits of State Based Control

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State Based Control is a plant automation control design based on the principle that all process facilities operate in recognized, definable Process States that represent a variety of normal and abnormal conditions of the process. State Based Control, implemented with the latest developments in ...

Convergence and the Programmable Automation Controller

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Ensuring your PAC-based control system is an integrated, robust and flexible information producer helps improve business performance, lower costs and uncover unique opportunities for competitiveness.</p> <p>All companies seek ways to make their businesses grow for the long-term. Ask any ...

Signal Conditioning and PC-Based Data Acquisition Handbook

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<p>The third edition of this handbook has been totally revised to include new chapters on Electrical Measurements, Vibration and Sound, Displacement and Position Sensing, and Transducer Electronic Data Sheets (TEDS). It also includes several new subjects and expands on selected items including ...

Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems

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This white paper provides background and a general overview of different elements of information system security, with specific emphasis on how it applies to industrial automation and process control. Different security measures that should be considered when an automation system is connected to ...

I/O Solutions for Temperature Monitoring

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This white paper describes various temperature sensors such as RTDs, thermocouples, ICTDs, thermistors, and infrared sensors, and the Opto 22 solutions for using them.

Lambda Tuning -- the Universal Method for PID Controllers in Process Control

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Lambda tuning gives non-oscillatory response with the response time (Lambda) required by the plant. Seven industrial examples show the relevance and simplicity of this method. Will Lambda tuning work in your process control loop?

When to Use Multi-Function Safety Relays

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Often the Best Choice for Applications Where SingleFunction Relays Aren’t Capable Enough and a Safety-Rated PLC is Overkill

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