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Learning PID loop tuning from an expert
Learning PID loop tuning from an expert

Soon after graduating from college, I got a job at a chemical plant as an electrical and instrumentation technician. Being a young guy with little experience, my supervisor paired me up with a grizzled veteran named Tim. Of the many things I learned from Tim, one of the most valuable was a simple process for tuning a... Read More

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If it's not working, look at the big picture
If it's not working, look at the big picture

Valve problems can be a headache, but sometimes the pain actually originates elsewhere in the system. “Valve failures” can be design problems or failure of other equipment in disguise.Control valves... Read More

Next big thing in manufacturing IT: Moving data faster and easier
Next big thing in manufacturing IT: Moving data faster and easier

With the convergence of OT and IT, an extensive and open communications system is critical. An enormous challenge in an industrial facility is determining how to quickly and easily move data from the... Read More

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Selecting inductive proximity switches
Selecting inductive proximity switches

Proximity switches are the nerve endings for automation systems and equipment in a variety of industries. Without them, parts of many machines or processes would be stumbling in the dark. Therefore,... Read More

Facts and statistics on growth, skills, reliability, and manufacturing
Facts and statistics on growth, skills, reliability, and manufacturing

This article includes many facts and statistics that I have collected while preparing to present at the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufactures Reliability Conference this year. This is the... Read More

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How Lakeland Electric Maintains Production Efficiency, Lowers Cost, and Conserves Fresh Water With Reuse of Reclaimed Water for Cooling
Join industry experts from Lakeland Electric and GE Water & Process Technologies for an informative and interactive webcast on one of the hottest trends in the industry today – water reuse.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Machining center
Machining center

The VTC-805E (Vertical Traveling Column) Machining Center is designed with increased... Read More

Direct drive panel fan
Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW offers aerodynamically efficient performance within a heavy duty welded steel... Read More

Biobased/biodegradable coatings system
Biobased/biodegradable coatings system

The biobased and biodegradable System replaces harzardous synthetic chemicals with safe, green... Read More

Handheld production control system
Handheld production control system

The Commander XT1000 is a handheld production control system designed as an assembly aide while... Read More

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