Every year as part of their Leadership in Automation Program, Automation World asks their readers—that's you—to choose their go-to suppliers. These are the automation equipment manufacturers that automation engineers most trust.
What technician, engineer, or maker doesn’t like tools? Having the right tools for the job is essential in getting things done.
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Celebrate the New Year with a blast!
And then keep on using your Raspberry Pi for industrial I/O prototyping and projects. All you need is your Pi and power supply, plus our Digital Industrial I/O Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi. Just $99 (shipping included in the U.S.A.)—a $215 value.
Did you miss any of these technical tips?
Now's a good time to review some automation basics—and look ahead to new technologies in our field.
Accuracy and resolution. Specifications for both of these are included for our analog modules. What's the difference?
Sinking and sourcing. What do these terms mean when you're wiring digital DC outputs, and which is the better way to wire? Lots of questions and answers on this one.
It's true: you can use your Raspberry Pi to monitor and control real-world industrial devices.
Reliable Opto 22 G4 digital I/O and SNAP digital I/O now work with your Pi.
One of the simplest ways to program your Pi may be Node-RED, designed by IBM Emerging Technologies.
Did you ever think a Raspberry Pi® could monitor or control real-world electrical loads like industrial motors, sensors, and pumps?
Well, now it can!
If you're looking to connect real-world signals and industrial "things" to Information Technology (IT) systems, cloud software, and mobile devices, you already know Opto 22 products will serve you well.
Three new updates have recently been released:
- Automatically discover Opto 22 systems on your network
- Change point status or variable values from your phone, wirelessly
- Create watch lists to monitor
The issue? A really long dead loop time.
"The time delta between the moment the strategy opens a given loop's valve [and] starts the pump+furnace and the moment a temperature increase is measured can sometimes be on the order of an hour," tohox notes.