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Motor design and motion control: Earliest electric motor designs reach back 150 years. While motor ...
Automation tales in motion: Great changes have taken place in motion control systems over the past ...
Compressed air is very common in all industrial facilities and there has been a major push to ident...
A college’s decision to use reclaimed water lieu of a cooling tower saves millions of gallons of dr...
Automatic control operations can be described as either open-loop or closed-loop. The difference is...
Engineering and IT Insight: Good coding habits reduce errors, save time, and can help you become a ...
Taking advantage of technology enhancements - and introducing a level of unwarranted risk - is a fi...
Having the guidelines of ISA-88 hierarchy and equipment structure, how can this basis be used to ma...
While PID control is often used because of its adaptability to a wide range of applications and ope...
New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers.
Engineers must strike the right balance on the centralized/distributed control system design spectr...
Engineering and IT Insight: Control programming is programming, even if it uses ladder logic, seque...
Oversized actuators can add unnecessary costs to the damper if improperly sized
When choosing a tuning strategy for a specific control loop, it is important to match the technique...
Guidance on performance monitoring is featured in a newly published guideline from ASHRAE.
Case study: Automated Industrial Machinery (AIM Inc.) moved from an analog interface to servo ampli...
Historically, the facility management challenge has been to do more with less. System integration p...
Low power factor can drain generation capacity, waste energy, and increase maintenance costs with e...
Technology Update: Industrial facilities should include a system evaluation, including a harmonic d...
A cost-efficient energy recovery chiller allowed a Wisconsin hospital to achieve higher energy effi...
A few basic differences between control engineers and others in the plant can hinder progress towar...
After receiving the approval for a control system replacement project, how do you decide between ph...
Understand the basics to drive greater efficiency.
Take advantage of a variety of common technologies and systems to help minimize the energy and cost...
Ecolabs designed and now manages the wastewater treatment process for a Northern Californian vineya...
When using a servo motor, one should consider torque, speed, and other applications for a specific ...
A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to save money by reducing energy consumption in...
In the information age, data centers are one of the most critical components of a facility. If the ...
In the information age, data centers are one of the most critical components of a facility. If the ...
Echelon’s Varun Nagaraj answers one-on-one questions, explaining how the Internet of Things can and...
Next generation HMIs create an environment where operators and technicians can move at speed of man...
According to a report from IHS Inc., tablets are single-handedly driving the global market for LCD ...
Application Update: Olmsted County increased the energy processed at its waste-to-energy facility b...
Tuning a PID controller correctly can bring the setpoint closer to the constraint with reduced vari...
Follow these 10 steps to create a successful sequence of operation, one of the most important desig...
VFD configuration for permanent magnet alternating current (PMAC) motors and other considerations c...
A basic understanding of frame construction can help minimize motor vibration.
Consider how a PD controller would work, without an integral function. Would you ever want to use t...
TSA manufacturing upgraded the speed controls for their thread roller by adding a variable speed dr...
Automatic retry can double the noise immunity of real-time industrial Ethernet-based motion network...
An analysis on an office building in Milwaukee shows a dramatic difference in chiller operating cos...
Scotty’s “Captain, I’m giving you all she’s got,” tells Kirk that he’s reached maximum output. The ...
When migrating or upgrading your automation system, don’t forget to examine this group of areas out...
Further investigation needed before making a decision on motor repair
PLCs have come a long way since the late 1960s and their applications in engineering are both innov...
Inside Machines: To properly select the appropriate servo motor for a motion control application, f...
Engineering and IT Insight: Proper infrastructure, policies, and procedures for manufacturing IT ar...
You’ve see the equations, but have you thought about how those elements work together? Part 2: Addi...
Calculating your efficiency will point the way to the right decision
You’ve seen the equations, but have you thought about how those elements work together? Part 1: The...
Sports arenas and entertainment facilities involve complex engineering solutions. Five consulting e...
Revenue for MCCs and soft starters used for oil and gas extraction, manufacturing and transportatio...
Market growth will return in 2013, driven by the growing number of applications which will be more ...
Understanding a particularly conservative PID controller design technique.
Sometimes we need to think about an individual control loop. Other times we need to consider the la...
The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for new motor control Ethernet nodes is projected to be the ...
As system integration strategies become more complex, the need for improved building automation sys...
Engineering and IT Insight: Embedded systems are often mechanically connected to other systems, and...
Successful projects follow performance standards from project start to end.
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Concepts of APC can be implemented a little bit at a time but still make big steps toward getting y...
Here is the story of the mechanical, or HVAC, engineer. Take a look at this snapshot of where your ...
Cabling—like other components—must be vetted for its ability to withstand the harshest operating co...
When selecting servo-based motion control systems, it’s all about the application.
The ability to balance return inlets requires some thought and evaluation.
Due to intense competition and the penetration of new lower cost compact drives, profit margins dec...
By becoming a building systems integrator, engineers can ensure successful buildings—and a successf...
Designing efficient and effective data centers and mission critical facilities is a top priority fo...
Using an element of object oriented programming can keep data organized and simplify writing code.
Machine-room-less (MRL) elevator sales in the U.S. are continuing to grow, according to IMS Researc...
Air handling units come in all shapes and sizes. Learn to balance and prioritize all of the choices...
The Kagami-Biraki sake ceremony celebrates the start of U.S. manufacturing of the Yaskawa MV1000 me...
Colleges and universities bear the important responsibility of molding the minds of future generati...
Colleges and universities bear the important responsibility of molding the minds of future generati...
Analog is holding its own, but more applications depend on digital communication to move growing am...
With daunting aspects such as ever-changing codes and standards, increasing medical complexity, and...