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Contrary to popular belief, induction motors consume very little electrical energy.
Instead, they convert electrical energy to mechanical torque (energy). Interestingly
enough, the only component more efficient than the motor, in a motor system, is the
transformer. The mechanical torque that is developed by the electric motor is transferred,
via coupling system, to the load.
The electrical energy that is consumed by electric motors is accounted for in losses.
There are two basic types of losses, Constant and Variable, both of which develop heat
Core Losses: A combination of eddy-current and hysterisis losses within the stator
core. Accounts for 15 to 25 percent of the overall losses.
Friction and Windage Losses: Mechanical losse
Signal conditioning is one of the most important components of a data acquisition system because the accuracy of the measurement cannot be relied without optimizing real-world signals for the digitizer in use. The signal conditioning will vary widely depending on the sensor since no instrument having the capability to provide all types of conditioning for all sensors. The key to a successful signal conditioning system is to understand the right circuitry needed to ensure an accurate measurement that the channel provides. Sensor signal are often incompatible with data acquisition hardware. To overcome this incompatibility, the sensor signal must be conditioned. This operation are performed on sensor signal to compensate the imperfection pres
Most industrial proximity sensors (inductive, capacitive, ultrasonic and photo electric) are solid state.
The term solid state refers to the type of components used within the sensor. Solid state electronic components such as transistors are used to switch the output of the sensor upon detection of an object.
Two specific types of 3 wire sensors are available; PNP and NPN. The difference is a result of the internal circuit design and type of transistors used.
A key point to observe is that PNP and NPN has nothing to do with whether the sensor is normally open (N/O) or normally closed (N/C), i.e. a PNP sensor may be either N/O or N/C as can an NPN be either N/O or N/C
Why two types?
The selection of a PNP sensor verses an NPN sensor is
Video trans-coding is the translation of one digital video format into another to make videos view able across different platforms and devices and is typically used to mean translating all three elements of a digital video at the same time – the file format, the video, and the audio. It is used in many steps of the digital video life-cycle and is an extremely important part of online video broadcasting. The process of video trans-coding is normally a two-step process. The first part of the process is decoding. This is whereby the original data is transferred to an uncompressed format. The second part of the process is the re- encoding - whereby the data will now be transferred to the new device in the desired format. One of the most impor
IP Network CCTV Storage Requirements
In choosing your storage device, there are two key considerations. First, the device must have adequate storage capacity for the application. Second, the compression method must be compatible with that of the rest of the devices. (Jpeg, H.264, etc).
There are three different devices on which IP Storage can be considered. They are as follows:
1. Network Video Recorders
2. Network Additional Storage
3. Offsite Storage
Network Video Recorders:
A typical Network video device could be a PC with a PC screen, or could be a purpose built network video recorder. It connects to IP network, probably existing LAN for the company, with the same simple plug and play connection method of all the other IP devices
A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is a storage device connected to a network that allows storage and retrieval of data from a centralised location for authorised network users and heterogeneous clients. NAS devices are flexible and scale-out, meaning that as you need additional storage, you can add on to what you have. NAS devices, which typically do not have a keyboard or display, are configured and managed with a browser-based utility program. Each NAS resides on the LAN as an independent network node and has its own IP address. A NAS is like having a private cloud in the office. It’s faster, less expensive and provides all the benefits of a public cloud on site , giving you complete control and data may be accessed remotely usin
With many users now requiring CCTV recordings for 90+ days the focus has been placed on the storage costs of IP Video systems.Best compression technology and the right storage architecture IP- CCTV systems can easily accommodate this requirement.
There are a number of compression standards currently employed in IP Video systems. H.264 is the latest official video compression standard, which follows on from the highly successful MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video standards and offers improvements in both video quality and compression. H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) is a block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard. As of 2014 it is one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression,
Radar technology is mainly put into use for detection of level in continuous level measurement applications. Radar level transmitters provide non contact type of level measurement in case of liquids in a metal tank. They make use of EM i.e. electromagnetic waves usually in the microwave X-band range which is near about 10 GHz. Hence, they can be also known as microwave level measurement devices. A radar level detector basically includes: A transmitter with an inbuilt solid-state oscillator A radar antenna A receiver along with a signal processor and an operator interface The operation of all radar level detectors involves sending microwave beams emitted by a sensor to the surface of liquid in a tank. The electromagnetic waves
A distributed control system (DCS) is a platform for automated control and operation of a plant or industrial process. A DCS combines the following into a single automated system: human machine interface (HMI), logic solvers, historian, common database, alarm management, and a common engineering suite. Over 10,000 plants entrust DCS to deliver their production goals
It differs from the centralized control system wherein a single controller at central location handles the control function, but in DCS each process element or machine or group of machines is controlled by a dedicated controller. DCS consists of a large number of local controllers in various sections of plant control area and are connected via a high speed communication netw
Video encoders which is also called as video servers are widely used to enable an existing analog CCTV video surveillance system to be integrated with a network video system. Video encoders play an important role where many analog cameras are to be maintained.
A video encoder makes it possible for an analog CCTV system to be added to a network video system. It enables users to gain the benefits of network video system without having to discard existing analog equipment such as analog CCTV cameras and coaxial cabling.
A video encoder connects to an analog video camera via a coaxial cable and converts analog video signals into digital video streams that are then sent over a wired or wireless IP-based network (e.g., LAN, WLAN or Internet)
The transducers have a user-friendly programming interface and optional push-in connection technology (PT). The transducer family recently secured UL/cUL Listing, making the units suitable for use in a wide range of applications. The new transducers have the same footprint and technical capabilities as the previous MCR-VDC-UI-B-DC transducer, but features selectable analog outputs ranging from 2 to 10 V/4-20 mA (unipolar) or ±10 V/0 to ±20 mA (bipolar). An optional teach-in function simplifies zero/span adjustments. The new series can operate between -25 and 60 ºC (-13 to 140 ºF), compared with a range of -25 to 50 ºC (-13 to 122 ºF) for the earlier module. Monitoring voltage with the module makes it eas
The use of manual tank gauging is still common in the oil and gas industry, but it is a method which can compromise the safety of the workers making the measurements. In February, 2016, the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) jointly issued a hazard alert 1 for workers involved in manual tank gauging and fluid sampling at oil and gas extraction sites. This alert identified the health and safety risks posed by exposure to concentrated hydrocarbon gases and vapors, and exposure oxygen-deficient atmospheres—and the potential for fires and explosions when hatches are opened on production and flow back tanks, or other tanks containing process fluids.
Differential pressure measurement is largely used in domestic and industrial applications. It is often the basis of other measurements such as flow, level, density, viscosity and even temperature. The most common being level and flow.
DP Flow rate measurement is one of the most common applications for differential pressure transmitters. By measuring the difference in fluid pressure while the fluid flows through a pipe it is possible to calculate the flow rate.
Differential pressure flow meters have a primary and a secondary element. Generally speaking , the primary element is designed to produce a difference in pressure as the flow increases. There are many different types of primary element, the most common being the orifice plate,
A “current to pressure” converter (I/P) converts an analog signal (4 to 20 mA) to a proportional linear pneumatic output (3 to 15 psig). Its purpose is to translate the analog output from a control system into a precise, repeatable pressure value to control pneumatic actuators/operators, pneumatic valves, dampers, vanes, etc.
The heart of the system is the flapper nozzle amplifier. It converts very small displacement signal (in order of microns) to variation of air pressure. The basic construction of a flapper nozzle amplifier Constant air pressure (20psi) is supplied to one end of the pipeline. There is an orifice at this end. At the other end of the pipe there is a nozzle and a flapper. The gap between the nozzle and the flapper is
SCADA is the acronym given for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. It is a control system architecture that uses a computer software (called a SCADA Package) networked data communications and an interactive GUI for high level process supervisory management. It also uses other automation hardware such as PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers), Discrete PID systems that controls plant’s hardware machinery. Coming to the Industry4.0 IIoT is the next revolution in Industrial Automation to make process and plant data available on the cloud. Inductive Automation's IGNITION SCADA package is an all in one low cost solution for medium and large scale automation systems. IGNITION offers Real time Control & Analytics, Rapid Developm
The Magic Mirror basically composed of raspberri pi3 controller. Since we are using one way mirror it can be used as a mirror as well as notification display with date, weather and latest updates,
We can use it anywhere such as Hotels, Malls, Resorts, Hostels. It is a revaluation the latest upcoming technologies. To take the mankind to the next level of modern technology.
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Control valves come in two sorts: air to open; and air to close. Air to open valves are normally held closed by the spring and require air pressure (a control signal) to open them - they open progressively as the air pressure increases. Air to close valves are valves which are held open by the valve spring and require air pressure to move them towards the closed position. The reason for the two types of valves is to allow failsafe operation. In the event of a plant instrument air failure it is important that all control valves fail in a safe position (e.g. an exothermic reactor's feed valves (or, perhaps, just one of the valves) should fail closed (air to open) and its coolant system valves fail open (air to close)). The type of valve used
Selenium is skyrocketing in the automation tools industry since enterprises are increasingly using web applications. So, we will see more and more vendor tools providers that will support Selenium technology to automate web application testing. These tools will work around Selenium as a wrapper by integrating Selenium Web Driver with the backend architecture. This integration will not only help test the client applications but also test web applications via-à-is the interactions by pulling the APIs.Considering the above trends, predictions, and statistics, we see a brighter future of test automation in 2016 and beyond. The areas such as DevOps, containerization, continuous integrations and shift left testing will grab the mos
When you shut down the PLC the latched data is stored in SRAM, where power is supplied by batteries. If the batteries are damaged or have failed to charge, the data in the programs or latched area will be lost. This is why it is very important for program designers to set up a Flash ROM permanent maintenance and recovery mechanism to back up the data in the program area and D register.
Step 1. Open WPLSoft -> Choose “Option” -> Choose “PLC Second Backup Setting”
Step 2. Choose “Write to Backup Area” to backup programs and data or “Read from Backup Area” to recover programs and data
Step 3. Choose to backup/recover the “PLC Program” or “D Register (D2000~D11999)”
A protocol gateway integrate automation components into the communication networks of modern systems that are usually incompatible with one another due to differences in technological status. Protocol Converter applications vary from industry to industry. The protocol converter can be a software converter, hardware converter, or an integrated converter depending on the protocols. There are varieties of protocols used in different fields like Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Oil & Gas, Automation, Utilities, AMR, and Remote Monitoring applications. The major protocol translation messages involve conversion of data messages, events, commands, and time synchronization.
The general architecture of a protoc
Networking is done in RS232, RS422, RS423 and RS485 are serial communication methods for computers and devices. RS232 is without doubt the best known interface, because this is used on almost all computers available today. But some of the other interfaces are certainly interesting because they can be used in situations where RS232 is not appropriate. RS232 is an interface to connect one DTE, data terminal equipment to one DCE, data communication equipment at a maximum speed of 20 kbps with a maximum cable length of 50 feet. One of the main problems with RS232 is the lack of immunity for noise on the signal lines. The transmitter and receiver compare the voltages of the data- and handshake lines with one commo
Each Vendors market varies with region availability. For example, a good share of Allen Bradley is in North America, especially in USA and Canada, while Siemens have good share in Europe and Middle East.
Siemens is the most commonly used PLC followed closely by Allen Bradley. SIEMENS AG provides PLC to Chemical, Petro-chemical, Off-Shore, FPSO and BMS industry. It is much recognized because the PLC processes inputs with a fast response time. But the negative point on their front is that during the functioning if even one component fails to act properly then the system becomes unavailable as a result of which the machi
In industry, product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products.PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise. The inspiration for the burgeoning business process now known as PLM came from American Motors Corporation (AMC).
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is a systematic approach to managing the series of changes a product goes through, from its design and development to its ultimate retirement or disposal. PLM describes the engineering aspect of a product, from managing des
When the supply is cut off for a running motor,it still continue running due to inertia.In order to stop it quickly we place a load across the armature winding and the motors should have maintained continuous field supply. So that back emf voltage is made to apply across the resistor and due to load motor stops quickly.This type of breaking is called regenerative breaking
In the delta plc we have two instructions for the Modbus communication with any slave. We will consider that Delta PLC is master and there is any other slave device which can be a VFD or HMI. In Modbus communication the Master device always send the query to slave device for reading or writing the registers of Slave Devices. MODWR is the instruction for for writing the MODBUS data.
Syntax :- MODWR S1 S2 N
S1 is the slave address and S2 is the register&
Safety Relays are devices that implement safety functions. In the event of a hazard, a safety relay will work to reduce to risk to an acceptable level. When an error occurs, the safety relay will initiate a safe and reliable response. Each safety relay monitors a specific function.
Turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your smartphones and tablets
Wi-Fi enabled Smart Switch is a wireless outlet switch that can be used to turned on or off the plugged electronics through smartphones and tablets. The Smart Switch gives you wireless control of your home electronics. You can turn on or off a lamp from your bedroom, living room or office. The Smart Switch also operates over mobile internet (EDGE, 3G, 4G, LTE), which means you can control your home electronics on the go.
• Turn electronics on/off from anywhere
• One step easy setup with free app
• Set schedule timer, countdown timer or anti-theft timer
• Check on/off status of the electro
An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are considered legally blind. This has led to companies like Nano-Retina to develop a sophisticated and elegant solution intended to restore the sight of people who lost their vision due to retinal degenerative diseases. The miniature Nano Retina device, the NR600 Implant, replaces the functionality of the damaged photoreceptor cells and creates the electrical stimulation required to activate the remaining healthy retinal cells. NR600 consists of two components; a miniature implantable chip and a set of eyeglasses worn by the patient.
A fire alarm system is intended to enable a fire to be detected at a sufficiently early stage so that people who are at risk can be made safe either by escaping from the fire, or by the fire being extinguished (also to prevent extensive property damage). Neither of these measures can be used until people are made aware of fire. A fire alarm system has a number of devices working together to detect and warn people through visual and audio appliances when smoke, fire, carbon monoxide or other emergencies are present. These alarms may be activated automatically from smoke detectors, and heat detectors or may also be activated via manual fire alarm activation devices such as manual call points or pull stations. Alarms can be either motorized
Nanosensor is an extremely small device capable of detecting and responding to physical stimuli with dimensions on the order of one billionth of a meter. Physical Stimuli: biological and chemical substances, displacement, motion, force, mass, acoustic, thermal, and electromagnetic. Major advantages of Nanosensors are, they are Smaller, Require less power to run, Greater sensitivity, Better specificity. Nanosensors are any biological, chemical, or surgical sensory points used to convey information about nanoparticles to the macroscopic world. Their use mainly include various medicinal purposes and as gateways to building other nanoproducts, such as computer chips that work at the nanoscale and nanorobots. There are several ways being prop
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous convenient,on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources(eg.networks,servers,storage,applications and services)that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimum management effort or service provider interaction.the cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristic,three service models,and four deployment models. The fusion of IoT and cloud technologies has specific applications in the industrial automation sector creating the Industrial Internet of Things. The cloud based scada software is an established product with the features required to transport,store and present IIoT data. IIoT data can concisely define a sys
SIMATIC ET 200 systems are multifunctional, modular and precisely scalable systems for distributed automation. Our distributed I/O systems are ideal in control cabinets, at the machine, and in hazardous explosive areas. All products within the range can be integrated into your existing automation system via PROFIBUS or PROFINET. Two new, powerful products extend the SIMATIC ET 200 product range. First there is the new SIMATIC ET 200MP that boasts outstanding flexibility and easy handling thanks to its modular, scalable station configuration. Then there is the distributed I/O SIMATIC ET 200SP featuring compact design for fast wiring, maximum transparency, and reliable detection. Both products have one thing in common: They save time and s
The standard of electrical installations and equipment in explosives buildings is determined according to the explosive hazard which is likely to be encountered, such as the quantity and nature of the explosives present and the atmospheres that may occur during the processes undertaken.
There are 4 broad standards or categories of electrical installation which are denoted by the letters A, B, C and D, which are selected based on standard algorithm. The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations are concerned with protection against risks from fire, explosion and similar events arising from dangerous substances used or present in the workplace. They set minimum requirements for the protection of work
Whether it s manufacturing or software-development — India, with its huge pool of skilled workers, plays a very important role in Siemens corporate strategy. Many Siemens products are already in part “made in India,” and more will follow in the future.
India: Global Software Leader India s manufacturing industry still has a way to go before it can become what the country s IT sector already is: a global leader. India is a global power when it comes to software development in particular. The country is home to some of the biggest software firms in the world, such as Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro Technologies, and it also has a thriving startup scene. New companies are constantly being established in the reg
Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality.
Modern mobile augmented reality systems use one or more of the following tracking technologies: digital cameras and/or other optical sensors, accelerometers, GPS, gyroscopes, solid state compasses, RFID and wireless sensors. These technologies offer varyi
Fieldbus is the name of a family of industrial computer network protocols used for real-time distributed control, standardized as IEC 61158.
A complex automated industrial system — such as manufacturing assembly line — usually needs a distributed control system—an organized hierarchy of controller systems—to function. In this hierarchy, there is usually a Human Machine Interface (HMI) at the top, where an operator can monitor or operate the system. This is typically linked to a middle layer of programmable logic controllers (PLC) via a non-time-critical communications system (e.g. Ethernet). At the bottom of the control chain is the fieldbus that links the PLCs to the components that a
A process transmitter is a device that senses a physical parameter, whether that be pressure or temperature in an application and generates an output signal proportional to the measured input.
What is a ‘Smart’ Transmitter?
In order for an instrument to be coined ‘Smart’, it usually utilises a microprocessor. A microprocessor-based smart transmitter has a memory that can perform calculations, produce diagnostics and out-perform older, more conventional transmitters, when it comes to accuracy and stability.
Smart transducer is an analog or digital transducer or actuator combined with a processing unit and a communication interface. As sensors and actuators become more comple
In the context of an EU project that began in 2013 and will end in 2015, Siemens and its partners are testing ways in which the exchange of information between drivers and traffic lights can make traffic safer and more efficient. A number of vehicles and traffic lights along two main traffic arteries in Newcastle, U.K, were recently equipped with communication units. Drivers receive information on the duration of the current light phase and an indication of the speed at which they are most likely to reach the green phases or whether they should turn off their engines at a red light. Whenever possible, the test vehicles also receive a green signal from the control center. Data on the flow of traffic and exhaust emissions will be collected
Electronic motion control is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Servo motion is a fraction of that industry, sharing it with non-servo motion, such as stepper motors and variable-frequency systems. A servo system is defined here as the drive, motor, and feedback device that allow precise control of position, velocity, or torque using feed-back loops. Examples of servomotors include motors used in machine tools and automation robots. Stepper motors allow precise control of motion as well, but they are not servos because they are run "open-loop," without tuning and without the need for stability analysis. The most easily recognized characteristic of servo motion is the ability to control position with rapid response to changing commands and
While PLCs (programmable logic controllers) have been around for more than 40 years, recent advances have greatly increased their capabilities, blurring the line between a PLC and PAC (programmable automation controller). What differences remain between these two categories? Is there a performance gap between PLCs and PACs that users should keep in mind when choosing the best solution for a particular application?
Typically PLCs have been best suited for machine control, both simple and high speed. Common characteristics of these PLCs are simple program execution scans, limited memory, and a focus on discrete I/O with on/off control.
On the other hand, a PAC is geared more toward complex automation system architectu
Calibration and troubleshooting are two very different requirements. Calibration maintains product quality; troubleshooting affects product quantity. Calibration happens on a schedule; troubleshooting happens in emergencies. Calibration must be precise; troubleshooting must be fast. With a precision multimeter, you can perform quick, go/no-go checks on most temperature transducers, and while these tests tell nothing about transducer accuracy, but if a transducer has failed. And sometimes that s exactly what you need.
Thermocouples are unpowered transducers that generate a very low voltage. When two dissimilar metals are in contact with each other, a potential
Infrared thermography (IRT), thermal imaging, and thermal video are examples of infrared imaging science. Thermographic cameras usually detect radiation in the long-infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 9,000–14,000 nanometers or 9–14 µm) and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms. Since infrared radiation is emitted by all objects with a temperature above absolute zero according to the black body radiation law, thermography makes it possible to see ones environment with or without visible illumination. The amount of radiation emitted by an object increases with temperature; therefore, thermography allows one to see variations in temperature. When viewed through a thermal imaging camera, warm objects sta
Light is creating new opportunities in areas as diverse as mini-projectors and data transmission. Osram has developed the world’s smallest blue laser diode in what marks the first step toward the production of tiny projectors that can be installed in cell phones and digital cameras. It may thus soon be possible for mobile terminals to not only show pictures and videos but also project them onto walls. Such projectors create their images line by line from a moving point of light, much like a tube television. In contrast, a new mini video projector generates images like a slide projector - using a powerful light-emitting diode (LED) from Osram, instead of a light bulb. The cell phone-sized pocket projectors can achieve a screen size
The combination of a magnetic resonance tomography (MR) and a positron emission tomography (PET) in one device allows doctors – for the first time – to simultaneously see the position of internal organs, how these are working, as well as their metabolism, all in a single image. This may help doctors to make a more accurate diagnoses by not only seeing where a tumor is in the body, but also its type and its activity.
Moreover it may display how the body reacts to medication administered to the patient. The device, called the Biograph mMR, has been developed by Siemens Healthcare and now has been installed at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich. The Biograph mMR combines two technologies that norm
A new method that makes it possible to diagnose tuberculosis or lung cancer at an early stage using breath samples. The process involves an analysis of the molecular structure of the subjects breath. If the person concerned is ill, there is a shift in the relative quantities of molecules contained in his or her breath. As reported in the current issue of Pictures of the Future magazine, preliminary tests using breath samples from cancer and tuberculosis patients have been very promising. Now the process has to be verified using a larger and more diverse group of people.
According to the World Health Organization, 8.7 million people contracted tuberculosis worldwide in 2011 alone, and the disease killed 1.4 million patients that y
The smallest but powerful piezo-ydraulic actuator. Although it is only about nine cm long, it can apply a force of more than 150 newton - equivalent to a weight of 15 kilograms. Such actuators are used to operate valves and flaps, for example, and can also be employed in robots. The concept combines piezo mechanics with hydraulics. A voltage causes tiny deflections in a piezoelectric crystal and an internal hydraulic system combines these small movements to generate a rise of two centimeters. Purely electromagnetic actuators loose efficiency if they are very small. Another advantage of the new actuator is its metallic enclosure, which ensures that all of the required hydraulic fluid is contained in the system so that the actuator only ha
An arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) is a piece of electronic test equipment used to generate electrical waveforms. These waveforms can be either repetitive or single-shot (once only) in which case some kind of triggering source is required (internal or external). The resulting waveforms can be injected into a device under test and analyzed as they progress through it, confirming the proper operation of the device or pinpointing a fault in it.
Unlike function generators, AWGs can generate any arbitrarily defined waveshape as their output. The waveform is usually defined as a series of "waypoints" (specific voltage targets occurring at specific times along the waveform) and the AWG can either jump to those levels or use any of se
Nowadays, up to 30 percent of all traffic is produced by drivers looking for a parking space. On average, drivers travel around 4.5 kilometers to make such a search. Siemens, worlds leading automation company, is researching the use of sensor networks in an advanced parking management solution that will hopefully counter the increasing parking space crisis in cities. The online magazine Pictures of the Future reports about this solution, which will be used this spring for the first time in a pilot project in Berlin. In this concept, sensor networks collect information about the parking situation in cities.
The information is forwarded to the drivers in order to make it easier for them to find unoccupied parking spaces. In additio
ABB has developed a collaborative, dual arm, small parts assembly robot solution that includes flexible hands, parts feeding systems, camera-based part location and state-of-the-art robot control. YuMi is a vision of the future. YuMi will change the way we think about assembly automation. YuMi is “you and me”, working together to create endless possibilities. YuMi was officially introduced to the market at the Hannover Messe on Monday, April 13, 2015. Innovative human - friendly dual arm robot with breakthrough functionality designed to unlock vast global additional automation potential in industry.
YuMi is designed for a new era of automation, for example in small parts assembly, where people and robots work hand-in-
EIB/KNX System KNX EIB is abbreviation for “European Installation Bus” which is decentralized open system to manage and control electrical devices within a facility, that is by Lighting control “ON/OFF and Dimming”, Shutters Control, Air Conditioning Components, Exhaust fans, … Etc.
KNX EIB System is developed by ABB, Zenio, Berker, Gira, Jung, Merten and Siemens AG. The EIB (European Installation Bus) allows all electrical components to be interconnected through an Electrical Cable Bus Cable. KNX is a standard communication protocol using a twisted pair cable “KNX Cable” as a commu
Contrary to the worlds challenged economic health, energy costs continue to escalate. Better management of energy consumption and the reduction of resultant costs will be an essential component to a companys economic well-being for the near and distant future. In the 21st century industrial manufacturing facility, maximized energy and cost savings increasingly means more astute management of electrical motors, because motors account for more than 50 percent of a typical facilitys energy consumption.
Low power dissipation motor starters
Energy consumption by electrical motors accounts for a major portion of the energy usage of a typical facility. However, the power dissipated by motor starters themselves can
Manufacturers now have the freedom to use any digital device to easily access optimized performance metrics and data analytics from plant floors and machines, thanks to new capabilities embedded in the FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI v6.0 software from Rockwell Automation. The VantagePoint v6.0 software now includes VantagePoint mobile, a component that enables users to create displays and interact with data across any HTML5-compliant browser and mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android. Users can now easily log in to the VantagePoint system and automatically view Web-based KPI content that is responsive to the device they are using – from smartphones to tablets to PCs. This is a significant change from the conventional, costly and t
Siemens introduces Simatic S7-1511C and S7-1512C controllers that combine CPU including front display with inputs and outputs in one enclosure. The Simatic S7-1511C with 32 digital IO ports is 85 millimeters wide and Simatic S7-1512C with 64 digital IO connections 110 millimeters wide. Both models can be expanded to include additional connections using signal modules if required. Key technology functions such as metering, measuring, and positioning are already integrated into the hardware. The controllers are suitable primarily for compact designs, such as those used in series production machines. Other benefits for customers include the low cost compared with modular controllers with processing units and easier storage or warehousing. S
When do you use a PID controller?
Figure shows a picture of an example system to which a user might connect a PID controller. The figure shows a water tank sitting atop a hot plate, with a temperature control device for the hot plate and a small, monitored turbine for measuring the rate of the steam flow. This is a system that will work with a PID controller because of the relationship between the two variables: You can directly control the steam flow rate by adjusting the temperature of the hot plate. The variable which represents the state of the system being controlled is called the ‘Process Variable.’ In our example above, you can see that the rate at which the steam spins the turbine is a g
An intelligent diagnostic system from Siemens can monitor the condition of mechanical equipment just by analyzing the noises it makes. The system s sensors listen to machine noises in the same way that a doctor listens to a patient s heart and lungs. The system learns to tell the difference between normal and faulty operation by analyzing noises and vibrations. The sensors it requires are simple, and the system can be used on many different kinds of machines and equipment. Three prototypes of STEVE (Siemens Tremor EValuation Equipment) — as the Siemens researchers have dubbed their system — are currently undergoing testing in power plants in Morocco and the U.S., as well as at Siemens gas turbine test center in Berlin. Many t
Since the brighter the sunlight, the more voltage the solar cells produce, the excessive voltage could damage the batteries. A charge controller is used to maintain the proper charging voltage on the batteries. As the input voltage from the solar array rises, the charge controller regulates the charge to the batteries preventing any over charging.
Modern multi-stage charge controllers
Most quality charge controller units have what is known as a 3 stage charge cycle that goes like this :
1) BULK During the Bulk phase of the charge cycle, the voltage gradually rises to the Bulk level (usually 14.4 to 14.6 volts) while the batteries draw maximum current. When Bulk l
The MultiHop Ethernet Data Radio system provides extremely reliable communication in large plants, over long distances, or through difficult terrain. A network can easily cover many square miles and has a raw bit rate of 300Kbps. Master, Repeater, and Slave Radios All radios can be configured as a master, repeater, or slave radio. Master Radio: Every network has only one master radio and all data is routed to or from the master. Because of this, the network will have better throughput if the master radio is connected to the PLC or HMI that generates the most data traffic.
Repeater Radio: Repeater radios are slaves that also repeat. Although it is possible to use many repeaters in a network, it is usually better to carefully define o
The importance of level measurement cannot be overstated. Incorrect or inappropriate measurements can cause levels in vessels to be excessively higher or lower than their measured values. Vessels operating at incorrect intermediate levels can result in poor operating conditions and affect the accounting of material.
The level of a liquid in a vessel can be measured directly or inferentially. Examples of direct level measurement include float, magnetostrictive, retracting, capacitance, radar, ultrasonic and laser level measurement technologies. Weight and differential pressure technology measure level inferentially. All have problems that can potentially affect the level measurement. Differential pressure level measurement technol
New sensor combinations are emerging in the sensor market as combining those cuts the overall costs of the sensors. Putting several sensors on a package, such as accelerators and gyroscopes is becoming more commonplace. Miniaturization is an interesting trend. Miniaturization of sensors is enabling some of the innovative sensor packaging and devices. Innovations in gaming, such as in the X-Box Connect, which brought in multiple types of sensors to deliver rich fidelity, are moving into mobile devices as well. Traditional fitness is seeing the same thing as key vital signs and biometrics are becoming visible. Miniaturization of sensors combined with enhanced fidelity of devices allows product manufacturers and service providers to experim
As well as the power that is used in equipment (heating, lighting, driving motors), known as real power, a site may also draw power which is not directly used, known as reactive power. The combination of two is known as apparent power. Power Factor is the relationship between real and apparent power (kVA). If your site has a poor power factor, you could be paying for energy that cannot be used.When you pay for a latte, the last thing you want is more froth than coffee. The same thing can be said about power. Froth on a latte is like wasted energy.Power factor is the ratio of real power to the apparent power flowing to the load from the source. This is an important piece of knowledge for manufacturers because a low power factor raises you
Texas Instruments (TI) announced the industry first flexible high frequency 13.56 MHz sensor transponder family using NFC Technology. The highly integrated ultra-low-power RF430FRL15xH system-on-chip (SoC) family combines an ISO 15693-compliant Near Field Communication (NFC) interface with a programmable microcontroller (MCU), non-volatile FRAM, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and SPI or I2C interface. The dual-interface RF430FRL15xH NFC sensor transponder is optimized for use in fully passive (battery-less) or semi-active modes to achieve extended battery life in a wide range of consumer wearables, industrial Automations, medical, Sensors and asset tracking applications. Near field communication (NFC) is basically a short-range, hi
Remote Shutdown System (RSDS) can shut down wells or other assets remotely with the fail-safe logic necessary for wireless operation of critical systems. In challenging environments, such as oil fields, equipment often needs to be shut down remotely. For instance, when a tank that collects oil or water from several wells becomes full, wells must be shut down to prevent overflow. Because of the oil-field layout, the decision to shut-in a well (usually conducted near the tanks) is often made far away from the actual wells. For this type of monitoring and control, SignalFire wireless telemetry offers the remote shutdown system (RSDS), which can shut down assets remotely with the fail-safe logic necessary for wireless operation of critical s
Siemens has unveiled the first electric series production vehicle with the central electronics and software architecture RACE. This technology, developed in the research project of the same name, replaces the entire control system with standard hardware and a kind of "operating system for automobiles." This is expected to massively reduce the development time for vehicles. Another advantage is that thanks to the standardized software base, additional functions can be retrofitted more easily and cheaply than before. Vehicle weight will also be reduced substantially. Together with electric car manufacturer StreetScooter, experts at Corporate Technology, Siemens global research unit, have equipped a series production vehicle with RACE techn
IPCS Automation is committed to being in relentless pursuit of excellence by offering complete automation solutions and a wide spectrum of services that embody the very best in the industry. We, as a system integrator for industrial and marine automation and power technologies, have provided industries with services from the design and installation all the way to the commissioning of complete automation system as per the industrial standards.
Certified by SIDCO,a government undertaking,our training programs have wider possibilities for job .Our Association with some of the reputed companies in the field makes it easier for our students to get placed in a job soon after completing the training.IPCS is the authorize
In material handling industry it is very essential to identify and classify materials as per their characteristics from a moving conveyor. An automated system will be effective on the handling.
- 1. PLC with 4 DI & 4 DO
- 2. Inductive Type Proximity Switch - 1
- 3. Limit switch – 2
- 4. Electro Magnet
- 5. Conveyor System & motor
Bi Directional Motor
The solar tracker is used to orient various payloads toward the sun in order to trap the energy to the maximum extent. Payloads can be photovoltaic cells, reflectors, lenses or other optical devices. This tracker circuit finds the sun at dawn, follows the sun during the day, and resets for the next day. Here the payload is a Solar Photo Voltaic Panel. Sunlight has two components, the "direct beam" that carries about 90% of the solar energy, and the "diffuse sunlight" that carries the remainder .The diffuse portion is the blue sky on a clear day. As the majority of the energy is in the direct beam, maximizing collection requires the sunlight to fall straight onto the panels as long as possible. This is where the tracker comes.
The tracker i
Communications between deaf mute and a normal person have always been a challenging task. The project aims to facilitate people by means of a glove based deaf mute communication interpreter system. The glove is internally equipped with five flex sensors, tactile sensors and accelerometer. For each specific gesture, the flex sensor produces a proportional change in resistance and accelerometer measures the orientation of hand. The processing of these hand gestures is in Arduino. The concatenation of letters to form words is also done in Arduino. In addition, the system also includes a text to speech conversion (TTS) block which translates the matched gestures i.e. text to voice output
High voltage power transformer is widely used in all over the world as generation of
electrical power in either voltage level. In power-transformer lots of equipment working together like cooling fan, Buchholz relay, breather, bushing, differential relay and so on. So it is necessary to find out problems occur in it and to eradicate them as early as possible so the high cost of High voltage power transformer does not get damage and optimum use. Here we should focus how to diminish and operate them in smarter way. In this paper an attempt has been made to elaborate the use of computer and modern automation system for protection and optimum use of High voltage power transformer, its advantages and cost effectiveness. Programmable logic cont
Monitoring the PLC memory status using Excel - IPCS Automation
In industrial production , special processing of parts is often required. If Computer and soft system controlled automatically parts process, that will guarantee the quality of parts and reduce resource consumption. The roller used in the industry of Ship building requires a considerable degree of toughness and wear-resistant, it mainly includes the processing of both quenching and tempering heat treatment. Temperature collecting and displaying system on PC is introduced. The system offsets short comings that traditional roller heat treatment control system can only show timely temperature and temperature changes cannot be preserved. That method can provide detailed information for further analysis of ro
IPCS have signed MoU with Department of ECE and EIE of SNS College of Technology.
The purpose of the MoU is,
To improve the skill set of engineering students in Industrial and Marine Automation Projects.
To bridge the gap between the college Education and Industrial requirements.
To provide the opportunities for the ECE & EI students of the college to undergo Industrial training in the field of PLC, SCADA, HMI, VFD through value added course.
To provide the Industrial Trainings and In-Plant Visits and to take up the project works.
To provide the Internship for the best performing Individuals.
To Identify and help the college in the area of taking up R & D projects
IPCS Automation Provides Automation Training, PLC Training, SCADA Training, DCS Training, HMI Training, VFD Training, Control Panel Designing.
SIDCO announced exam date for the students who have completed automation system engineer training program in PLC, SCADA, DCS, VFD, and Control Panel Designing at IPCS. Students have to report at IPCS training centre by 10 o’clock on 11th december 2014 to attend the exam. SIDCO certificates for the last batch students received at IPCS. Qualified students are informed to collect the certificates at the earliest.
The Ingenious Power and Control System Training center WLL, (IPCS automation) has been commenced their operation with full fledged and well equipped training laboratory in Qatar since April, 2014. IPCS automation training center is the first one in Qatar in line with Qatar National vision 2030 which includes Human Resources development as the main pillar. We do have facilities to train individuals and train corporate staffs with their requirements in PLC, SCADA, DCS, VFD etc and tailor made training programs. We welcome all individuals and companies related to oil and gas industry and other area where automation systems are mandatory to cope with modern era. IPCS is the first industrial automation training center here in Qatar with the appr
IPCS conducted corporate training at Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML), Kollam. The senior chemical engineers, Instrumentation engineers and DCS operators are attended the training program conducted on 21st and 22nd of April 2014. Engineers and Technicians from Malayala Manorama, Kerala completed their PLC, SCADA and Drives training at IPCS Training center.
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