Pneumatic PID controller
Pneumatic PID controller A while ago I wrote an article about proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers, where I talked about the idea behind them. You'll often find them in programmable logic controllers (PLC), using electronic elements such as capacitors and inductors. And if you studied ...
Buyer Guide: Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR 10 and VEGAPULS WL S 61
Buyer Guide: Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR 10 and VEGAPULS WL S 61 This article will provide insights on the Micropilot FMR 10 and the VEGAPULS Wl S 61, two radar devices that use the time of flight (ToF) principle to operate. Let's take a quick look at these devices separately, then send them to t ...
Comparison: Micropilot FMR20 vs VEGAPULS WL 61
Comparison: Micropilot FMR20 vs VEGAPULS WL 61 Today, we have the Micropilot FMR20 from Endress+Hauser on the blue side and the VEGAPULS WL 61 from VEGA on the yellow side! Have you been dying to replace your old ultrasonic with a shiny new radar, but you just lacked the dough? Then read on, my ...
Product Review: Micropilot FMR20
Product Review: Micropilot FMR20 One of the latest trends in industrial tech is the low-cost radar to replace our old friend, the ultrasonic level transmitter. However, this solution won't replace the ultrasonic overnight. Right now, we only have two vendors - Endress+Hauser and VEGA - pushing t ...
PID controllers and the drones!
PID controllers and the drones! Ah, PID control. What to say about this nightmare for every control engineer student? If you're an aspiring engineer you may be having a hard time with this concept. I did. It took me ages to visualize how this so-called closed-loop PID control works. But here at V ...
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Comparison: GE DPI 620 Genii vs AMS Trex Communicator
Comparison: GE DPI 620 Genii vs AMS Trex Communicator Comparison time again! Everybody digs these. I know you end users like to stay updated on cool device features, and you vendors want to check out your competitors. Don't front, I see you out there. ;) We already chatted about the usefulness o ...
Product Review: GE DPI 620 Genii
Product Review: GE DPI 620 Genii Now that we're taking a break from level measurement, we can start chatting about other topics again, like multi-function devices. If we had all our field tools combined into a single device, we'd save time executing field tasks. You have a multimeter, a handheld, a ...
Olympic automation: Keeping the waters clear
Original post: Author's Linkedin Olympic automation What happened during the 2016 Olympics in Rio - where a pool turned dark green? Here's how Olympic automation could've saved the organizers from some embarrassment... Olympic automation: The stage During the Olympics, the world comes together ...
Analytical sensors: Keeping pools at waterparks in neat conditions.
Analytical sensors: Keeping pools at waterparks in neat conditions. Imagine getting to a waterpark and finding some of the pools dirty with that green water! Not so fun, right? On the other hand getting into the water and having your eyes burning because of the chlorine would also be annoying. Both ...