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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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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

Fundamentals of integrating vs. self-regulating processes
Fundamentals of integrating vs. self-regulating processes

What do water tanks and servo motors have in common? For feedback control purposes, they're both integrating processes, which means they're both governed by mathematical relationships that produce... Read More

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DOE pushes new rules for pumps, fans, and compressors
DOE pushes new rules for pumps, fans, and compressors

After raising the bar for industrial motors and making the small motor rules effective starting March 2015, the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) is now working on regulating the effiency levels of pumps,... Read More

Why your expansion plan needs supply chain modeling
Why your expansion plan needs supply chain modeling

As the food processing industry continues to flourish, many manufacturers are faced with the need to increase capacity. Whether it's adding a new process line, building an additional plant or... 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.

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Multi-axis positioners
Multi-axis positioners

Multi-axis positioners from LazerArc come in two, three, four, and five axis varieties. Multi-axis... Read More

Managed switches
Managed switches

The 2000 series of managed switches gives machine builders an affordable switch with multicast... Read More

Remote monitoring system
Remote monitoring system

The Sentinel system from Sensaphone uses cloud technology to provide supervised 24/7 remote... Read More

Serial device servers
Serial device servers

Mencom Serial Device Servers are designed to allow industrial devices to be directly accessible... Read More

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