Safety is of utmost importance in the day-to-day operations of any system, especially a system where humans and machines work together. Learn all about Safety Instrumented Systems and what it takes to keep workers safe, and the system running smoothly!
June 29, 2020 by David Peterson
The sensors in absolute encoders output Gray code sequences which require some complicated conversion methods to be properly used. This article shows how to take the Gray code used by absolute encoders and convert it to binary.
June 12, 2020 by David Peterson
For many manufacturing processes, it is extremely important to measure the exact rate at which fluid is moving or flowing. We turn to flow gauges to provide these measurements, and there is a great diversity in operating principle as well as proper application to the fluid that is being measured.
June 05, 2020 by David Peterson
Within an industrial setting, noise from EMI can create huge problems. For large load devices using many amps of current, small electrical noise may not be too critical. But when it comes to low-voltage and low-current communication wires, just a small amount of voltage finding its way onto a wire can corrupt data transmissions. Shielded cables can help to protect against that problem.
May 24, 2020 by David Peterson
The subject of grounding in electronics is broad and complex, spanning across a variety of functions and objectives. In this article, we will investigate on a fundamental level the applications and regulation of grounding in automation control systems.
April 20, 2020 by David Peterson