Are wired networks really more secure than wireless? Let’s dive into some differences between these two industrial network types.
July 29, 2021 by Antonio Armenta
Signal conditioners are important components of industrial digital acquisition (DAQ) systems. Learn about different types, and their benefits and drawbacks.
July 11, 2021 by Muhammad Asim Niazi
What is signal conditioning and how do you use a signal conditioner in your industrial application?
July 07, 2021 by Muhammad Asim Niazi
Now that we’ve learned the basics of common certifications like CSA and UL, let’s figure out their similarities and differences.
June 23, 2021 by Muhammad Asim Niazi
We already discussed a few limitations of resistance temperature detectors (RTDs); this article will explore the difference between two-wire, three-wire, and four-wire RTDs.
June 15, 2021 by Seth Price
Trip classes protect motors from overcurrent, but when will an overload relay trip, why, and what trip class should you use?
June 11, 2021 by David Peterson
A previous article mentions various electrical units used in troubleshooting techniques. This article expands on those and discusses some additional units that engineers may need to know.
May 12, 2021 by David Peterson
In industrial control, it is crucial to have a basic understanding of the units that define and describe the ratings of components.
May 10, 2021 by David Peterson
From plant management to tuning your control system, there are a few specific math concepts you may need to know.
April 20, 2021 by David Peterson
Learn about how the ground compares, or contrasts, to the neutral wire and why this kind of wiring is important for control cabinets and other wiring needs in an industrial facility.
April 18, 2021 by David Peterson
This article discusses common implementations of UPS in control systems and important design considerations.
April 08, 2021 by Antonio Armenta
Learn about some common implementation strategies of UPS in control systems and important design considerations.
March 31, 2021 by Antonio Armenta
Learn the general functionalities and different types of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and why they are important in control systems.
March 29, 2021 by Antonio Armenta
Learn about the importance of wiring in 3-phase systems and how to complete this wiring in various industrial scenarios and control cabinets.
March 21, 2021 by David Peterson
This article explains several common control circuit designs for the most typical three-phase motor requirements.
January 05, 2021 by David Peterson
Learn to discern between textbook and real-life scenarios and use consistent troubleshooting methods to simplify and correct errors in parallel circuits common in industrial control systems.
November 20, 2020 by David Peterson
When the power is removed to a circuit, the common measurements of voltage and current prove meaningless. The only remaining option is to use resistance testing to determine which components and conductors are working.
June 09, 2020 by David Peterson
The simplest and most common measurement to obtain using a multimeter is voltage, in fact, they are often called ‘voltmeters’ for this reason.
May 15, 2020 by David Peterson
Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) are commonly seen in residential wiring. They are important to understand, as they exist to protect both the users and the electrical systems used everyday.
April 30, 2020 by David Peterson
Grounding connections to a transformer presents its own set of challenges. This article addresses these challenges and several common configurations for grounding control transformers.
April 25, 2020 by David Peterson
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