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Welcome new OptoPartner, Merlin CSI

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With over 25 years of experience in industrial controls and automation and a focus on the future, Merlin CSI offers valuable expertise and the vision to help with your applications. We're pleased to add them to our growing list of IoT Certified OptoPartners. 

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Topics: Data acquisition, Node-RED, PID loop control, I/O, Integrators, PACs, IoT, Internet of Things, Process control, groov

OptoNews: Manufacturer wants distributed intelligence for industrial process

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 26, 2016 3:09:07 PM

Graphite isn't just for lubrication and No. 2 pencils anymore.

Today it's a key ingredient in many industries, and the finest graphite is essential for nuclear power and semiconductors.

Toyo Tanso Japan was the first company to achieve mass production of this fine-grade isotropic graphite. Their subsidiary, Toyo Tanso USA, manufactures isotropic graphite and also provides graphite-related silicon carbide surface treatments to customers.

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Topics: PACs, groov, mobile, Case studies, Process control, PID loop control, OptoNews 2016-10-26, optonews

OptoNews Tip: PID loop with a long dead loop time

Posted by Jean Femia on Sep 28, 2016 4:24:57 PM

OptoForum member tohox recently posted a question about using PID control loops on a SNAP-PAC-R1 rack-mounted controller.

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.

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Topics: optonews, OptoNews 2016-09-28, PID loop control, I/O, PACs, Tips, Modbus, Energy management, Building management

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