White Papers on Automation, Process Control & Instrumentation Topics 

Measuring Bearing Vibration Levels
August 24, 2016

Measuring Bearing Vibration Levels

By CAS Dataloggers
The diagnosis of bearing damage in roller bearings is an integral part of servicing and maintenance tasks. This whitepaper discusses best practices to ensure accurate measurement of vibration levels.

Best Industrial Networking Practices of Machine Vision Systems
August 22, 2016

Best Industrial Networking Practices of Machine Vision Systems

By Antaira
In order to provide smooth production processes with critical machine vision applications, building a rugged Ethernet network is essential to maximize uptime and deliver quality control.

Industrial PCs - Making the Right Choice
August 17, 2016

Industrial PCs - Making the Right Choice

By Advantech
Today's automation designers and engineers are faced with a variety of hardware platforms to choose from. This whitepaper intended to help show which platforms are ideally suited for specific roles.

Internet of Things Primer
August 12, 2016

Internet of Things Primer

By Opto 22
You’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things (IoT), or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also called Industry 4.0, primarily in Europe. But what is it? This primer is designed to give readers the need-to-know information about the IoT revolution.

Industrial Wired vs. Wireless Networking on the CNC Shop Floor
August 12, 2016

Industrial Wired vs. Wireless Networking on the CNC Shop Floor

In order to improve efficiency and remote management on the CNC shop floor, networking is required from both device level and infrastructure level. This whitepaper discusses which method is preferred, wired or wireless?

Supercar Engine Assembly Optimized by Manufacturing Execution System
August 04, 2016

Supercar Engine Assembly Optimized by Manufacturing Execution System

This document summarizes the manufacturing execution system (MES), or manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution implemented by a leading Automotive manufacturer to manage the complex assembly of the engine for their new Supercar.

Eight Tips to Optimize Your Industrial Wireless Network
August 03, 2016

Eight Tips to Optimize Your Industrial Wireless Network

By Moxa
An effective communication infrastructure can make it possible for industrial equipment to deliver high levels of reliability, availability, and maintainability, thereby reducing operational and support costs, and minimizing capital investments.

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7 Myths of Version Control & Backups in Automated Production
July 28, 2016

7 Myths of Version Control & Backups in Automated Production

This whitepaper tackles the seven most common myths and misconceptions surrounding version control and data management in the current technological climate.

ProSoft Connect demonstrates the benefits of a Container and Microservices cloud architecture
July 22, 2016

ProSoft Connect demonstrates the benefits of a Container and Microservices cloud architecture

By Keith Blodorn, ProSoft Technology
This paper describes the Container and Microservices architecture and illustrates how ProSoft customers benefit from it.

Manufacturing Execution System Enables Aerospace Manufacturer to Produce Safety Critical Electronics
July 15, 2016

Manufacturing Execution System Enables Aerospace Manufacturer to Produce Safety Critical Electronics

By Anthony Borges, PINPoint Information Systems
This document summarizes the manufacturing execution system (MES), or manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution implemented by an Aerospace parts manufacturer in order to introduce full-accountability into their assembly processes.

Smarter Security for Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era
July 14, 2016

Smarter Security for Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era

While Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have brought agility and flexibility to manufacturing, it has also brought a host of cybersecurity concerns. This whitepaper discusses the best practices for securing your systems

Ten Fluid Measurement Plant Imperatives That Increase Process Efficiency and Reduce Costs
July 11, 2016

Ten Fluid Measurement Plant Imperatives That Increase Process Efficiency and Reduce Costs

By Allen Kugi, Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International
Accurately measuring the flow and level of the various liquids and gases that travel through a process industry plant is a critical function for effective and efficient plant operations.

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Premier Integration - White Paper
June 30, 2016

Premier Integration - White Paper

This whitepaper discusses how to simplify system design and programming, cut development time and boost productivity using advanced integration capabilities.

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How to Monitor CO/CO2/Temperature/Humidity/Dew Point with DL-300 Data Loggers
June 28, 2016

How to Monitor CO/CO2/Temperature/Humidity/Dew Point with DL-300 Data Loggers

The DL-300 series are ICP DAS USA’s product line that accurately measures and log concentration data of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), temperature, humidity, and dew points in the air.

Open Innovation Platform Helps Shape the Landscape of IoT Applications
June 22, 2016

Open Innovation Platform Helps Shape the Landscape of IoT Applications

Open innovation is the key to overcoming obstacles for IoT development currently hindered by vast amount of different protocol standards that create communication barriers.

Maximizing Error-proofing in Manufacturing with MES/MOM Controlled Assembly Tools
June 17, 2016

Maximizing Error-proofing in Manufacturing with MES/MOM Controlled Assembly Tools

By Anthony Borges, PINpoint Information Systems
This document summarizes the error-proofing solution a leading heavy machinery manufacturer implemented and standardized on in order to greatly reduce product defects due to improperly fastened bolts in transmission systems.

DFI's Real-time Energy Saving Solution
June 16, 2016

DFI's Real-time Energy Saving Solution

Pneumatic equipment is prevailing in modern factories. To convey adequate and clean compressed air for air-driven motors or operating tools, it is essential to have an air compressor to build air conveying systems in the working field.

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Increasing the Lifespan of Electrical Components in Hazardous Environments
June 16, 2016

Increasing the Lifespan of Electrical Components in Hazardous Environments

If an enclosure is properly cooled, the components within can have a long and useful life. Without proper cooling however, the components in these enclosures can be subject to damaging heat, shortening their longevity and reliability.

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Wind Farm Operator Investigates Time Series  Data to Help Monetize Curtailed Generation
June 14, 2016

Wind Farm Operator Investigates Time Series Data to Help Monetize Curtailed Generation

By Janice Abel
Avangrid Renewables collects a wide variety of data from many different sources. However, in the past it faced challenges when it came to gaining useful insight from these data. Particularly problematic, was the difficulty in determining and documenting lost generation across its wind turbine fleet time due to voluntary generation curtailment to meet contractual obligations. Inability to do so, can lead to lost revenues.

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ABB publishes whitepaper on FTIR monitoring of cement plant stack emissions
June 13, 2016

ABB publishes whitepaper on FTIR monitoring of cement plant stack emissions

The whitepaper describes the results of an extensive field evaluation at a major U.S. cement plant. The trial primarily tested whether the system could satisfactorily measure HCl emissions to meet EPA regulatory requirements.

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