OptoNews: New board adds G4 power to SNAP HDD modules

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 6, 2016 4:47:03 PM

How do you sense or switch loads up to 3 amps with each of the 32 points on a SNAP high-density digital (HDD) I/O module?

Here's how: the new SNAP-UDC-HDB-G4 breakout board.

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Topics: Discrete control, optonews, New products, I/O, OptoNews 2016-01-06

OptoNews: New tool helps tune PID control loops

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 6, 2016 4:46:04 PM

In automation, proportional integral derivative (PID) control loops are common, useful, and tricky to get right. 

Each loop is different and each requires individual tuning for maximum effectiveness.

Now here's a new tool to help you tune your PID control loops: our online PID Control Loop Tuner.

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Topics: Energy management, Process control, optonews, Integrators, Building management, OptoNews 2016-01-06

OptoNews: Top 5 blog posts for 2015: security, PIDs, and more

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 6, 2016 4:45:03 PM

Did you miss any of these? Here are the 5 OptoBlog posts our readers found most interesting in 2015:

1. Sinking and Sourcing in DC Circuits

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Topics: Process control, Internet of Things, optonews, PAC Project, OptoNews 2016-01-06

OptoNews tip: Getting weekly, monthly, yearly totals

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 6, 2016 4:44:14 PM

We've talked recently about digital and analog totalizing: getting total running values for on-time, flow, power production, and so on. 

The next step is using those totals in your PAC Control strategy—and in your groov mobile operator interfaceto get the information you need.

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Topics: Process control, Discrete control, Tips, optonews, PACs, PAC Project, OptoNews 2016-01-06

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