PID Loop Analysis Tools Boost Productivity
Advanced PID analysis tools boost plant productivity by reducing variability, saving energy, increasing product quality, and reducing waste and rework.
Advanced PID analysis tools boost plant productivity by reducing variability, saving energy, increasing product quality, and reducing waste and rework. The toolset includes power spectral density analysis and auto and cross correlation analysis of the plant, control loop linearization, and setpoint filtering options. Power spectral density and correlation plots help analyze the performance of a loop from normal plant operating data.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey