Category: Process

Processing, batching

This post is both an update on the status of “My Little Factory” and an article on some new fun trainers that I am working on. As you can see in the above picture, all of the hardware for the …

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Today’s post is about what goes on between an actual detection device and the input of a control system. In many control applications you don’t need to think about what goes on inside of a device. The signal is converted …

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This post is the first in a series I am writing about a project I am working on, hence the “April 2017” designation. As most of my regular readers know, I have spent much of the past several years teaching …

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Last March I wrote a post on working in New England on a consulting project. Much of the post was about the travels during my days off from the project, describing what the area was like in the Winter. I …

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A couple of weeks ago I started a poll on device numbering methods, here are the results. Responses came from comments on this site and five different Linked In forums. Method 1: Labeling the device based on the I/O point …

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Recently I was involved in a discussion on the best method of numbering and labeling devices for systems and machinery. I have used several different methods in the past, depending on customer preference and the type of application; these methods …

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The picture above is from a project I worked on back in 2007. I haven’t worked on a web project since then, but I thought I’d share a section of my book that discusses some of the terms used in …

Web and Converting Terms Read More »

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Well, I’m back from another automation training adventure, this time just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. After my previous trip to Denver, I thought it might be a good idea to discuss PID control, since that is what I spent …

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Last week I mentioned that I would be traveling to Denver to do some work in a field I am not so familiar with. Well, I returned yesterday after what I would consider a very successful and interesting trip. The …

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Next weekend I am flying out to Denver for another adventure in the automation world. This time I will be a little out of my element as I will be at a water plant, which brings up the topic of …

Things vs. Stuff: The World of Process Control Read More »

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