The most-read articles in May 2017

Hey, another month is ending, so let’s recap the articles posted this month, yeah? May had a focus on level measurement, and we covered a lot of topics related to that. We also chatted about handhelds and examined outstanding products on the market.

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Now let’s see the most-read articles in May! If you have a question, drop it in the comments so we can answer it!

Courtesy ov Visaya Solutions

1. Bluetooth 5 – Great possibilities in the automation world

Now we have field devices with Bluetooth built right in so you can set up with your smartphone or tablet. No more buying specific handhelds – just download the app and go. On the downside, you have the drawbacks of limited range, data quantity, and connectivity. Still, it’s nice to see this kind of advance in our industry, and it’ll only get better from here. Read more

2. Electronic differential pressure transmitters and why we love them

Today we can find the best level solutions for our processes from a vast range of products. However, some companies still use old ideas rather than try new technology. Of course, sometimes they have reasons to avoid applying new tech all the time. Read more

3. Time of flight! What does it mean for you? 

Time of flight (ToF) refers to the time it takes for things such as acoustic or electromagnetic waves to travel through a medium from Point A to Point B and return. In our case, usually Point A is the device that creates the wave, Point B is the surface of your product, and the medium is air or vacuum. Read more

4. Full Recap Hannover Messe 2017

Hannover Messe is over and we already miss it! We were there for 5 days and had the chance to have a look at many new devices, solutions, and technologies that came out. For all of those who followed us through this journey you probably saw some of the content that will be presented here in our daily recap. Read more

5. Non-contact radar level transmitter and their frequency bands!

So many frequencies, so little time! You’ll need to pay attention to how they differ to find the right one for your needs. Military equipment uses a specific frequency, as do satellites, so you may have to factor communication into your requirements too. Read more

6. Five things nobody tells about Handheld!

The essential tool for a field technician or engineer is a Handheld to have quick access to configure all devices in the plant. For a long time, I supported as a specialist in a company responsible for Handhelds. Read more

7. Find the genre of radar you need!

Hey guys! Welcome to Visaya Weekly. Last week we talked about Time of Flight devices and radar. Today though, we’re going deeper. Like, did you know radar comes in different frequencies?… or let’s say – genres! Watch the video

8. Your HART communicator and you! 

If you work in instrumentation, then the HART communicator is a part of your body in the field! But sometimes you can’t get it to work properly, or maybe you don’t know how to use a particular function, right? Don’t worry; in this article, I’ll cover the most common issues people have with HART communicators and try to help solve the problems or avoid them. Read more

9. Five energy monitoring systems you must know! 

These solutions tackle issues such as energy monitoring, process improvement, and condition monitoring with a variety of methods. Some use the control system to monitor and analyze the process energy, and others use gateways to send data to the cloud or platform, bypassing the control system altogether. Read more

10. Comparison: VEGAPULS 62 vs OPTIWAVE 7300 C

The writeups call the VEGAPULS 62 the “universal genius,” ooh! We’ll find out if it’s true, but I have good feelings about it. The device brings a wide range of possibilities with different antenna diameters, materials, beam angles, and all that stuff. Why do we care about those things? Read more

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