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Technical Learning How to Monitor Asphalt Temperature with IIoT Devices

Thu Apr 02 15:34:51 EDT 2020 |

How to Monitor Asphalt Temperature with IIoT Devices The temperature of hot mixed asphalt is a critical component to the compaction and longevity of poured concrete.

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Technical Learning How to Connect Your Modbus Devices to the Layer N Gateway

Thu Apr 02 15:24:33 EDT 2020 |

How to Connect Your Modbus Devices to the Layer N Gateway Industrial setups look to reap the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by establishing a connected environment.

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Technical Learning What is Edge Computing?

Fri Mar 20 16:29:51 EDT 2020 |

What is Edge Computing? The concept of edge computing has been around for several years, stemming from the days of on-premise Computer Instrumentation or Human Machine Interface (HMI) computers.

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Application

Mon Oct 07 13:21:45 EDT 2019 |

How to Bend Guitar Sides with a Silicone Heater There are several ways to bend guitar sides, including the traditional method of using a hot pipe. However, a faster and more cost-efficient method, which has become common, involves using flexible silicone heaters with a thermocouple and controller.

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Technical Learning 4-20mA Input

Sat Apr 20 04:20:20 EDT 2019 |

4-20mA Input It is extremely simple and inexpensive to measure 4-20ma signal with a device that will measure only Voltage inputs.

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Technical Learning Digital Signal Transmission

Thu Apr 18 01:43:50 EDT 2019 |

Digital Signal Transmission In contrast to analog transducers that sense continuous variables such as pressure and temperature, many transducers provide an output that is one of two states: high or low, open or closed.

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Technical Learning What are silicone heaters used for?

Wed Apr 17 10:23:50 EDT 2019 |

What are silicone heaters used for? Silicone rubber heaters have a wide range of industrial, commercial, and military applications. These heaters are resistant to radiation, moisture, compression set, weathering, vacuum, fungus, oils, solvents, and chemical attack.

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Technical Learning Ship Engine Room Technology Upgrade

Wed Apr 17 10:18:53 EDT 2019 |

Ship Engine Room Technology Upgrade A globally operating shipping and logistics company recently decided to refurbish a number of ships with newer technology.

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Technical Learning Danish CHP Station

Wed Apr 17 10:12:35 EDT 2019 |

Danish CHP Station The members of a maintenance team at a Danish power station were fed up getting error messages and false system alarms from one of the boiler’s temperature surveillance systems.

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Technical Learning Vortex Flow Meter

Wed Apr 17 10:03:07 EDT 2019 |

Vortex Flow Meter A vortex flow meter is a flow measurement device best suited for flow measurements where the introduction of moving parts presents problems.

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Case Study Connecting Relays to a Digital Output Board and Noise Considerations

Wed Apr 17 09:59:34 EDT 2019 |

Connecting Relays to a Digital Output Board and Noise Considerations Mechanical relays are very noisy (electrically) and they can cause problems when connecting them to a PC digital I/O card, ranging from spikes on your analog measurements to computer lockups!

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Product Info How to choose a Thermocouple

Wed Apr 17 09:58:01 EDT 2019 |

How to choose a Thermocouple There are different types of thermocouples and their applications may vary. An exposed thermocouple will work best when high response times are required, but an ungrounded thermocouple is better in corrosive environments

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Product Info What is the Difference Between a 2, 3, and 4 Wire RTD?

Wed Apr 17 09:55:47 EDT 2019 |

What is the Difference Between a 2, 3, and 4 Wire RTD? A Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) measures temperature using a resistor with a resistance value that changes as its temperature increases or decreases.

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Technical Learning What is a Voltage Divider?

Wed Apr 17 09:52:04 EDT 2019 |

What is a Voltage Divider? In order to measure a signal which varies over a range greater than the input range of an analog or digital input of a measuring device, a voltage divider can drop the voltage of the input signal to the level the analog or digital input can measure.

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Technical Learning Common Problems with Data Acquisition Devices

Wed Apr 17 09:48:35 EDT 2019 |

Common Problems with Data Acquisition Devices Traditional printer drivers are very benign; they are only active, and use the printer port when you tell an application to print.

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Technical Learning Infrared Quick Help

Wed Apr 17 09:43:51 EDT 2019 |

Infrared Quick Help When to Use Infrared Temperature Measurement

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Product Info Temperature Control Using PID

Wed Apr 17 09:43:25 EDT 2019 |

Temperature Control Using PID Almost every process control application would benefit from PID control.

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Technical Learning Mechanical Flow meters

Wed Apr 17 01:42:22 EDT 2019 |

Mechanical Flow meters Discussed in this chapter are various types of mechanical flow meters that measure flow using an arrangement of moving parts,

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Technical Learning Liquid Flowmeters

Wed Apr 17 01:40:36 EDT 2019 |

Liquid Flowmeters Measuring the flow of liquids is a critical need in many industrial plants.

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Technical Learning Plug-in Cards

Wed Apr 17 01:39:24 EDT 2019 |

Plug-in Cards Although the microprocessor and digital network technologies have fundamentally reinvented the ways in which today's data acquisition systems handle data

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Technical Learning Differential Signal Vs Single-Ended Inputs

Wed Apr 17 01:39:03 EDT 2019 |

Differential Signal Vs Single-Ended Inputs One of the most common questions asked is the difference between single-ended and differential signals inputs, and what applications they should be considered in.

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Technical Learning The RS-232 protocol

Wed Apr 17 01:36:46 EDT 2019 |

The RS-232 protocol Information being transferred between data processing equipment and peripherals is in the form of digital data which is transmitted in either a serial or parallel mode.

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Technical Learning Specialty Level Switches

Mon Apr 15 01:51:02 EDT 2019 |

Specialty Level Switches Thermal, vibrating, and optical level switches are specialty devices developed to solve specific level detection problems.

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Technical Learning Reactive Maintenance vs. Proactive Maintenance: You’re Paying 2-5X More for Maintenance

Thu Nov 15 11:40:19 EST 2018 |

Reactive Maintenance vs. Proactive Maintenance: You’re Paying 2-5X More for Maintenance Proactive maintenance, reactive maintenance, and the many benefits of switching to proactive maintenance.

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Technical Learning Industry 4.0 — The Next Industrial Revolution

Tue Nov 13 11:59:54 EST 2018 |

Industry 4.0 — The Next Industrial Revolution Imagine a manufacturing facility where everything goes as planned.

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Case Study How Rutgers Food Innovation Center Used Automation to Boost Food Quality and Save Time

Fri Oct 26 09:14:22 EDT 2018 |

How Rutgers Food Innovation Center Used Automation to Boost Food Quality and Save Time We definitely don’t want to go back to the way we were doing it. It was too much work and didn’t pay off. –Steve Baughman, Senior Maintenance Mechanic for Rutgers Food Innovation Center

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Technical Learning Improving Safety in Machine Control Systems with Limit Switches

Wed Oct 03 09:34:14 EDT 2018 |

Improving Safety in Machine Control Systems with Limit Switches Imagine a product being moved on a conveyor belt that somehow gets out of place.

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Technical Learning 10 Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter

Tue Oct 02 08:53:40 EDT 2018 |

10 Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter Digital panel meters present numerical information that’s easy to read.

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Technical Learning Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application

Tue Oct 02 02:55:05 EDT 2018 |

Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application Infrared thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement are highly developed sensors which have wide-spread application in...

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Technical Learning 5 Ways IIoT Sensors Can Add Value to Your Process

Wed Sep 19 10:24:23 EDT 2018 |

5 Ways IIoT Sensors Can Add Value to Your Process Here's 5 Ways IIoT Sensors Can Add Value to Your Process

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Technical Learning Introduction to Coriolis Flow Meters

Tue Sep 04 11:35:50 EDT 2018 |

Introduction to Coriolis Flow Meters It was G.G. Coriolis, a French engineer, who first noted that all bodies moving on the surface of the Earth tend to drift sideways because of the eastward rotation of the planet.

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Technical Learning Types of Load Cells

Tue Sep 04 10:44:02 EDT 2018 |

Types of Load Cells Various load cell types are preferred, relative to the needs of the laboratory or operational environment.

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Product Info IC Sensors

Sat Sep 01 00:52:02 EDT 2018 |

IC Sensors An IC Temperature Sensor is a two terminal integrated circuit temperature transducer that produces an output current proportional to absolute temperature. The sensor package is small with a low thermal mass and a fast response time

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Product Info Data Acquisition

Fri Aug 31 08:39:44 EDT 2018 |

Data Acquisition In the simplest form, a technician logging the temperature of an oven on a piece of paper is performing data acquisition.

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Technical Learning How Bright is it? Shining a light on intensity measurement

Fri Aug 31 01:03:43 EDT 2018 |

How Bright is it? Shining a light on intensity measurement Human vision depends on light. Light reflects off surfaces into the eyes, passing through the cornea and pupil to form an image on the retina.

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Product Info Flexible Heaters

Tue Aug 28 04:39:05 EDT 2018 |

Flexible Heaters A flexible heater is a device which can conform to the surface which requires heating.

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Product Info Data Loggers

Mon Aug 27 04:12:16 EDT 2018 |

Data Loggers Technically speaking, a data logger is any device that can be used to store data.

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Product Info Thermocouple Wire

Fri Aug 24 02:25:01 EDT 2018 |

Thermocouple Wire Wire that is used in a thermocouple from the point of sensing to the point of cold junction compensation (cjc end) where the signal is measured.

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Product Info Magnetic Flow Meters: How They Work & What Is It

Thu Aug 23 04:21:41 EDT 2018 |

Magnetic Flow Meters: How They Work & What Is It A magnetic flow meter (mag flow meter) is a volumetric flow meter which does not have any moving parts and is ideal for wastewater applications or any dirty liquid which is conductive or water based.

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Product Info Immersion Heater

Wed Aug 22 08:26:31 EDT 2018 |

Immersion Heater An immersion heater is a device which is installed in a tank or container to heat a liquid. The installation can be over-the-side, flanged or threaded.

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