OptoNews: Accuracy/Resolution hands-on demo

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 2, 2015 4:26:24 PM

In an earlier OptoNews we defined the terms accuracy and resolution as they apply to analog I/O modules. 

These specs help you choose the right module for the job, so you get the results you need.

Some applications require highly accurate values or very fine resolution, while others do not. Choosing the right module for your application will save you time and money.

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Topics: Process control, optonews, I/O, OptoNews 2015-12-02

OptoNews: Holiday Schedule 2015

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 2, 2015 4:25:24 PM

It's that holiday time again. How about a bright red groov Box as a present for yourself this year? 

Here's our holiday schedule for Opto 22's Headquarters and Manufacturing office, as well as information on shipping dates.

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Topics: optonews, OptoNews 2015-12-02

OptoNews: New blog series helps you troubleshoot

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 2, 2015 4:24:14 PM

How is going to your favorite website like getting data from your PAC to your groov Box, or from your PLC to your HMI? 

Opto 22 engineer Matt Newton's recent blog post answers that question and introduces you to the underpinnings of both the Internet and a whole lot of industrial automation communications.

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Topics: optonews, Networking, OptoNews 2015-12-02

OptoNews Tip: Analog totalizing—without the calculus

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 2, 2015 4:23:54 PM

Suppose you have an analog inputmaybe it's a flow meter, for example—and you want to know not only the current flow rate, but also the cumulative flow over time.

How many gallons went through that pipe over the last 24 hours, or over the last month? 

If you're using an Opto 22 analog input module and PAC Control, you're in luck. 

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Topics: Energy management, Process control, Tips, optonews, I/O, PAC Project, OptoNews 2015-12-02

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