Posts Tagged ‘industrial automation’
Why the Model Matters: Accurate Modeling is the Key to Improving Production Throughput
When a control loop can be maintained at a steady-state before performing a step test, it is
relatively easy to tune manually. It’s when process conditions are complex that practitioners
need the help of software. Historically that’s when software has failed — and failed consistently. But something has changed in the modeling of ‘real world’ processes
Who Benefits from Process Control Training?
No surprise, as the demographics of industrial automation continue to shift a graying workforce is giving way to a younger, greener one. More and more staff are retiring just as the “automation oracles” predicted. In tandem with that trend investments in training and skills development are recovering from previously reduced, recessionary levels. With those budgets being restored some somewhat surprising questions keep popping up: How should process manufacturers apply their newly reinstated funds? Who should attend?Read More
What is On-Off Control?
On-Off Control is not a highly sophisticated control method. Even so, examples of its practical, everyday use can be found all around. Look no further than the appliances in your home. Kitchen appliances such as ovens and refrigerators utilize On-Off Control. Similarly the furnaces, water heaters, and air conditioners found in most basements rely on On-Off Control. Although it’s unsophisticated, On-Off Control plays a significant role in our lives.Read More