White Papers on Automation, Process Control & Instrumentation Topics 

Remote Services for PLCs
February 04, 2016

Remote Services for PLCs

By Sina Kopacz, MB Connect
White paper describes MB Connect's remote service platform that allows direct monitoring of machinery and equipment withweb-based visualization that can be displayed on any tablet, smartphone or computer with a standard browser.

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Intelligent valve actuators in the mining industry
January 26, 2016

Intelligent valve actuators in the mining industry

In mining, as in other hazardous industries, flow control equipment makes a vital contribution to efficiency and safety.

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Client Support Programme takes asset management to a new level
January 26, 2016

Client Support Programme takes asset management to a new level

Throughout nearly 60 years involvement in the valve actuation and flow control industries, Rotork has recognised that in order to be
successful it must also be committed to the success of its customers.

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Innovative flow control technology supports Australia’s programme for clean LNG
January 26, 2016

Innovative flow control technology supports Australia’s programme for clean LNG

Rotork flow control products have been selected for applications throughout the giant Queensland coal seam gas-to-LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) projects in Australia.

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Low emission I/P convertors for natural gas meet new environmental regulations
January 26, 2016

Low emission I/P convertors for natural gas meet new environmental regulations

Low emission pneumatic controllers and overall carbon footprint reduction are today’s hot topics for electro-pneumatic control systems.

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Enclosure Materials for Harsh Environments
December 06, 2015

Enclosure Materials for Harsh Environments

By Stahlin
Harsh environments similar to those found in water and wastewater facilities can affect the ability of an electrical enclosure to protect the controls contained within, leading to a multitude of problems.

Important Considerations for Replacing and Sizing AC Motors
December 03, 2015

Important Considerations for Replacing and Sizing AC Motors

By Joe Kimbrell, AutomationDirect
The decision to replace existing motors with newer premium efficiency motors can be difficult. And, a common mistake made is thinking that buying any new premium efficiency motor will deliver optimal efficiency. This paper discusses how to determine whether to rewind or replace a motor, and how to find the right motor size for the application.

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Deploying Identity Services within a Converged Plantwide Ethernet Architecture
December 03, 2015

Deploying Identity Services within a Converged Plantwide Ethernet Architecture

By Cisco and Rockwell Automation
White paper introduces an approach to security policy enforcement that tightly controls access by anyone inside the plant, whether they’re trying to connect via wired or wireless devices.

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7 Steps to a Successful Analog ASIC
December 02, 2015

7 Steps to a Successful Analog ASIC

By Bob Frostholm, JVD Analog ASIC Semiconductors
Advanced planning, thoughtful and proper resource allocation, intimate understanding of your supplier’s Analog Design and production skills, a well-defined objective specification, and more will ensure the success for your project.

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Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
What Can Production Data Do for You?
November 30, 2015

What Can Production Data Do for You?

PanelShop discusses the best use of production data for increased efficiency. Interpreting production data with OEE can transform your data into a valuable asset.

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Securely Share Plant and Enterprise Data
November 23, 2015

Securely Share Plant and Enterprise Data

By Cisco and Rockwell
Many manufacturers segment business-system networks from plantwide networks by using an industrial demilitarized zone (IDMZ). But once segmented, how is data from industrial automation and control systems (IACS) securely shared across this buffer zone? Here's how.

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Industrial Networks, Cyber Security
Using EtherCAT for Industrial Control Communications
November 20, 2015

Using EtherCAT for Industrial Control Communications

EtherCAT is an ideal solution in many motion control and related industrial automation applications
because of its high speed, determinism, and reliability.

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Extensive remote services for PLCs
November 16, 2015

Extensive remote services for PLCs

By MB Connect
White paper explains how the remote service platform mbCONNECT24 V2.1 not only provides 1:1 connections between the machine and PLC programmers, but also the direct monitoring of machinery and equipment.

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Cloud-Based SCADA as an IIot Gateway
November 13, 2015

Cloud-Based SCADA as an IIot Gateway

Consumer media is awash with articles concerning the Internet of Things (IoT) and how smarter devices, the things in the IoT, are changing the world. Another hot tech topic is the cloud in all of its forms: cloud storage, cloud-based apps, cloud-powered mobile devices, cloud-hosted virtual machines and other applications.

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How to cost-effectively transition to Brushless DC Motors for Your Applications
November 11, 2015

How to cost-effectively transition to Brushless DC Motors for Your Applications

By Adriano De Rosa, Micronas
Today’s brush-type DC motor solutions can be replaced 1:1 by a BLDC motor system, that on the outside, looks like a conventional motor but inside provides all advantages needed to realize intelligent motion control

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DC Motors Explained
November 05, 2015

DC Motors Explained

White paper discusses DC motor characteristics, key differences between AC and DC motors, and when to choose one over the other.
While there are different types of DC motors, including shunt, series, compound wound or stabilized shunt, permanent magnet, and brushless, the main difference revolves around how the electromagnetic fields are generated

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How to build an Omnidirectional Robot using Mecanum wheels
November 05, 2015

How to build an Omnidirectional Robot using Mecanum wheels

This application note shows how to assemble a four-wheeled robot that can move in any direction via wireless control. It includes code for the motion control system.

IIoT Protocols to Watch
October 26, 2015

IIoT Protocols to Watch

By Aron Semle, Kepware Technologies
OPC UA, HTTP, MQTT, CoAP, DDS, and AMQP all have a place in IoT. Which protocols take majority market share is unclear, but each has its pros and cons. It’s important to pick the protocol that best fits your needs, and select technology partners that can adapt to these protocols.

AutomationDirect releases white paper on electrical arcs
October 13, 2015

AutomationDirect releases white paper on electrical arcs

By Brian S. Elliott, AutomationDirect
“Electrical Arcs” explains how arcing develops, the dangers of electrical arcs and various means of arc suppression.

PLCs vs. PC-Based Controls
October 06, 2015

PLCs vs. PC-Based Controls

Will the need for Programmable Logic Controlers (PLCs) be eliminated by PC-based Controls?

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