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THE INSTRUMENT AND AUTOMATION SEMINAR AT GABALA
THE INSTRUMENT AND AUTOMATION SEMINAR AT GABALA
30 May
2012

On 31 May 2013 INKOEL LLC along with the companies Rockwell Automation and Endress + Hauser held a seminar on the topic "Modern Automation Solutions".

CONTROL 2017 READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
16 Yan
2017

Rockwell, Emerson, Honeywell and Siemens are among the companies that automation professionals have identified as offering the best technology in more than 80 product categories. 

THE OPEN GROUP LAUNCHES INITIAL MEETING OF OPEN PROCESS AUTOMATION FORUM
12 Yan
2017

After much anticipation and efforts to rally support for the cause of open process control architecture, The Open Group’s Open Process Automation Forum had its first meeting in San Francisco, CA, November 16-17, 2016. Focused on developing a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture, the Open Process Automation saw an impressive turnout for this initial meeting with 57 individuals from 30 different organizations attending.

ExxonMobil has been asserting the need for a new standards effort in the process control automation area, across the country, for several years. In early 2016, having seen how a similar Open Group standards effort transformed the avionics industry, ExxonMobil approached The Open Group to potentially initiate a new open standards activity for the process control industry.

From March to September 2016, ExxonMobil and The Open Group staff worked to build a “coalition of the willing” comprising end-users throughout the process control-using industries, and their key suppliers. During this time, the organizations built interest and identified potential participants via several public outreach meetings, webcasts and face-to-face conversations. As the incubation work proceeded, it became clear that there was interest from at least seven different industry sectors, who use similar systems from the same community of suppliers in their process manufacturing environments.

These sectors included food and beverage, mining and metals, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and utilities.

PROLINE PROMASS Q 300 CORIOLIS FLOWMETER
12 Yan
2017

Promass Q 300 provides the highest measurement accuracy for mass flow, volume flow and density. Being the preferred choice for custody transfer applications, it has also been optimized for liquid applications where entrained gas is known to be present.

The compact transmitter offers high flexibility in terms of operation and system integration: access from one side, remote display and improved connectivity options. Heartbeat Technology ensures compliance and process safety at all times.

6200 VERSAVIEW 5400 INDUSTRIAL COMPUTERS
6 Yan
2017

Our Bulletin 6200 VersaView® 5400 industrial computers feature an open architecture, which provides greater application flexibility. These computers have a quad core Intel Atom E3845 processor and a 128 GB solid-state drive.

The units are available with or without integrated display. Display versions have a modern, edgeless glass design with ten-point, capacitive multi-touch screen.

INVITE THE DRIVES TO JOIN THE MOTOR TEAM
23 Dek
2016

When your industrial motor requirements move beyond a single-speed application to a variable-speed application with adjustable acceleration and deceleration, and possibly precision position or torque control, the motor and drive need to team up for a winning solution.

The motor drives connect to and provide enhanced operation to dozens of different types of motors. These include dc, ac, stepper and servo motors. There are definitions to be found online along with the advantages and disadvantages of each type of motor. However, a big thing to keep in mind is that many of the motors are designed for a specific application or their applications are limited.

There are also many characteristics to know when it comes to motor selection. This includes things such as when a dc motor’s speed is high, its torque is low and vise versa. Another characteristic is that running an ac motor slower using a variable frequency drive (VFD) is a common way to save energy when operating fans, pumps or similar devices. Another is that the stepper motor typically has maximum torque at zero speed, and the servo motor is known for its dynamic speed control and precision position and torque control.

WHICH ENCLOSURE FITS MY NEEDS?
23 Dek
2016

A Control Design reader asks: I'm a recent college graduate and controls engineer at a system integrator who specializes in remote monitoring and process skid design, so I'm constantly selecting control enclosures for a variety of applications from office-like environments to outdoors in the rain and hot sun. I'm trying to standardize on a single enclosure type, but that doesn't seem possible. While stainless steal is great, it is expensive, and, while plastic works well, I find cracks or holes smashed in the doors of the enclosures at remote sites.

Obviously, the size of the enclosure is important, but what are some other considerations when selecting an enclosure, and what are some common mistakes I should watch out for? I don't want to purchase 100 enclosures that crack, melt, rust or otherwise are not suitable for the application. What do you think? Just get a battleship gray, NEMA 12 enclosure and hope for the best?