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Industrial Automation

5 Posts authored by: rscasny element14 Team
BACnet is a data communications protocol for building automation and control networks. It aids in intelligent building systems and helps achieve their control and data analysis goals. As an ASHRAE, ANSI, and ISO standard protocol, BACnet is designed to facilitate communication of building automation and control systems for applications such as heating, ventilating, an air-conditioning control, lighting control, access control, and fire detection systems and their associated equipment.   T ...
Developed by Modicon, the Modbus communication protocol is a messaging structure used to establish a master-slave or client-server communication between intelligent devices. The intelligent devices can be a PLC, HMI, PC, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) etc.   The Modbus protocol is not industry specific and can be used in a wide variety of industries such as factory automation, building automation, process control, oil & gas, ...
The programmable logic controller is the workhorse of industrial control systems. It uses digital and analog I/O modules to interface to sensors, actuators and other equipment. These I/O modules must meet stringent electrical specifications and designers face challenges in conditioning and converting these signals. In addition, increasing levels of embedded processing and connectivity can be seen on these modules.   PLCs can be segmented by I/O count and scan rates. They can also be classi ...
Not all electrical contacts have the same performance, reliability, and life expectancy. Here are some facts about electrical contacts used in connectors, contactors, relays, switchboards and motor control centers (MCC).   Electrical contacts are the interface that provides a continuous electrical connection between the power source and the power conductors of an electrical or electronic device. They are classified into two broad categories: separable and inseparable. Separable contacts mo ...
What are you doing to make Industry 4.0 happen? What are your successes? What are your obstacles? What do you need to make Industry 4.0 happen in your organization?   Perhaps the leading obstacle is the name itself -- Industry 4.0. I'll agree that the name isn't inherently revealing. But for the global manufacturing industry today, Industry 4.0 is the top of the mountain;it's shorthand for the fourth generation of manufacturing, which promises to integrate the Internet with information tec ...