EC: nanodac

Process control systems: Invensys Eurotherm nanodac. The nanodac recorder / controller offers the ultimate in graphical recording combined with PID control in a quarter DIN box. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.

11/01/2010


Nanodac — The nanodac recorder/controller offers the ultimate in graphical recording combined with PID control in a quarter DIN box. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.The nanodac recorder and controller offers the ultimate in graphical data recording combined with two PID control loops in a quarter DIN size. The compact panel mount unit offers four high accuracy universal inputs which may be used for both data recording and feedback to two PID control loops. This secure data recording device with accurate control is enhanced by a full color,  ¼ VGA display to bring a crystal clear operator interface to even the smallest of machines. The nanodac recording functionality utilizes the secure data archival strategies and UHH file format developed by Eurotherm through years of recording expertise. Real-time and historical data are displayed on a crisp, clear display screen.

The nanodac also offers redundant data archiving strategies utilizing the 50 MB onboard Flash memory, removable USB port and frequent data transfer via FTP to any desired server location. The nanodac  instrument can optionally provide two independent control loops which make use of the advanced Eurotherm PID control algorithm; this choice provides high performing and reliable control to any process. The PID control loops are augmented with one of the best auto-tune facilities available along with a host of complimentary features such as: overshoot inhibition, compensation for power fluctuations using power feed forward, and linear, fan, oil, and water cooling algorithms. The nanodac is a natural choice to eliminate the need to engineer separate data recording and PID control solutions saving on both cost and time.

http://eurotherm.com/welcome/

http://eurotherm.com/products/controllers/nanodac/

Invensys Eurotherm

For more, see www.controleng.com/awards.



No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Leaders Under 40 program features outstanding young people who are making a difference in manufacturing. View the 2013 Leaders here.
The new control room: It's got all the bells and whistles - and alarms, too; Remote maintenance; Specifying VFDs
2014 forecast issue: To serve and to manufacture - Veterans will bring skill and discipline to the plant floor if we can find a way to get them there.
2013 Top Plant: Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.

Bring focus to PLC programming: 5 things to avoid in putting your system together; Managing the DCS upgrade; PLM upgrade: a step-by-step approach
Balancing the bagging triangle; PID tuning improves process efficiency; Standardizing control room HMIs
Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities; Anticipating the Smart Grid; Mitigating arc flash hazards in medium-voltage switchgear; Comparing generator sizing software

Annual Salary Survey

Participate in the 2013 Salary Survey

In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.

Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.

2012 Salary Survey Analysis

2012 Salary Survey Results

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.