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A New Deal for Buildings
February 02, 2018

A New Deal for Buildings

This whitepaper discusses ways to facilitate the adoption of information technologies in order to enable a more productive indoor environment.

Keeping the Lights On: The basics of machine monitoring
January 03, 2018

Keeping the Lights On: The basics of machine monitoring

By Stew Thompson, CAS DataLoggers
This whitepaper discusses the basics of one of the most common data logger applications, machine monitoring and predictive maintenance, as a cost-effective way for plants and factories to help reduce process downtime.

OPC UA - The Top 10 Considerations for Developers
March 27, 2017

OPC UA - The Top 10 Considerations for Developers

By Arun Ananthampalayam, Honeywell Process Solutions
Whether you are a tool builder or an application developer – if your software needs to access automation data, you may want to implement OPC UA connectivity to ensure your system can access data via the world’s most popular, standards-based, open connectivity solution. The question is: How to best do this?

Integration of CAD for Electrical Engineering by Automation
September 15, 2016

Integration of CAD for Electrical Engineering by Automation

By Has Group
When dealing with CAD for electrical engineering the situation is different: the right technology and high integration enable a company to save a great deal of time, money and manpower through systematic information management.

10 Reasons to use Off-Line Controls Testing for Your Next Automation Project
February 05, 2015

10 Reasons to use Off-Line Controls Testing for Your Next Automation Project

By Ian McGregor, Emulate3D
Compared with the traditional methods of testing, the benefits of virtual controls testing are both numerous and compelling.. A 3D environment creates the replica of the machine or material handling system being controlled, functionality to create realistic loads within the system, and connectivity to a wide range of types of control systems under test. This paper identifies ten major advantages to adopting a virtual approach for this phase of your next automation project

AMT discovered E-CAD outperformed CAD tools
June 10, 2014

AMT discovered E-CAD outperformed CAD tools

Advanced Machine & Tool of Fort Wayne, Indiana upgraded its old electrical CAD software because an important auto industry customer required EPLAN project documentation. Switching to EPLAN made it possible to generate accurate and well-structured documentation faster than previously possible.

Control Design Guide for Next-Generation Machines
July 01, 2013

Control Design Guide for Next-Generation Machines

By National Instruments
White paper explains the challenges machine builders face today and demonstrates proven methods and solutions to get ahead of the competition. Discusses the impact graphical system design and customizable off-the-shelf hardware has on the design process and business success.

August 12, 2012

Successful Implementation of Finite Element Analysis in Your Organization

Automation.com, August 2012

By Nicholas M. Veikos, CAE Associates

Simulating product performance in the virtual world has proven to be a valuable asset to many organizations. The specific topic of this article is finite element analysis, but most of the concepts can apply to your favorite flavor of simulation.

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March 19, 2012

Maximize the Success of Your Control System with Object-Oriented Design

Automation.com, March 2012

By Rick Slaugenhaupt, TechMinder Consulting

Object-orientation is the technique of bundling code into individual software objects. Numerous benefits result from this and, in turn, those benefits streamline the effort of creating a rock-solid control system solution.

September 24, 2011

Harmonizing Modeling and Simulation with the Development Lifecycle

Embedded Computing Design, September 2011

Model-based development and testing are revolutionizing industry sectors, but the models themselves (as well as the modification and testing of those models) are still disconnected from the overall development lifecycles. Registration required to read paper.

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March 13, 2011

The Benefits of Using Rigorously Tested Routines from Numerical Libraries

By Numerical Algorithms Group

This white paper intends to help robotics and automation engineers understand how and why to incorporate use of extensively documented numerical libraries into their application development practices.

July 12, 2010

Building Embedded Linux Systems Using System Builder

Embedded Computing Design, July 2010

By Christopher Hallinan, Mentor Graphics

Mentor Embedded Linux System Builder provides the foundation for building custom platform software that includes commercial quality Linux components, IP from semiconductor manufacturers, middleware from ISVs, and in-house developed code. Registration required to view white paper.

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May 05, 2010

Design and Verification of Motion Control Algorithms using Simulation

By Douglas Eastman, et al, The MathWorks,

Simulation allows verification of system performance in the development process, making it possible to identify problems early and optimize system level behavior to meet the design requirements. In this paper, Model-Based Design is applied to a motion control application where a load must be precisely positioned through a flexible shaft.

March 11, 2010

Sample Code for Embedded Applications

By Dr. CF Lin, Moxa

Software developers should always be on the lookout for ways to ensure that products are developed quickly, but at the same time are also reliable and cost-effective. A simple yet very effective way of doing this is to rely on sample code when getting started with a project.

August 27, 2009

SimTest Simulation: A Powerful Tool for Embedded Software Development

Embedded Computing, August 2009

By Ville-Veikko Helppi, Mentor Graphics

Two different simulation methodologies are used with embedded ssystems: the traditional hardware-related simulation that consists of a target-based development; and host-based simulation which is quickly becoming the preferred method within the embedded community. This paper discusses host-based simulation and introduces two new tools that utilize this type of technology. Registration required.

July 10, 2009

Unlocking the power of .NET for industrial automation

By CimQuest

.NET has fast become the platform of choice for IT, with many companies already staffed and trained for implementation and long term support. This white paper looks at components-based solutions in more depth, specifically as they relate to building HMI and communications for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)-based systems within the .NET environment.

Mechatronics Machine Design Guide
July 06, 2009

Mechatronics Machine Design Guide

By National Instruments

With this comprehensive machine design guide, learn step-by-step best practices for designing your next machine. Throughout the guide, in-depth application examples illustrate the approaches successful designers have implemented.

February 25, 2009

Understanding the IEC61131-3 Programming Languages

By Ted Thayer, Bosch-Rexroth

Long dismissed as just being a European phenomenon, the IEC’s programmable controller languages are gaining traction in the United States. This white paper provides a brief overview and comparison of each of the five main PLC/PAC programming languages.

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