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Listed on Sep 22,2021
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Relays and actuators are important hardware parts of an embedded system. While an actuator acts as a device which helps to bring about necessary mechanical movements a relay basically works as a switch. Relays are used instead of switches because of several of their advantages over the mechanical switches which will be discussed here in this chapte...
Listed on Sep 22,2021
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What is a Relay? A Relay is a electrically operated switch Used for many different applications Allows for a low voltage circuit to operate a higher voltage circuit Can be used to monitor the status of electrical equipment (such as a motor) What parts make up a relay? Coil (is a tightly wound spool of wire). When current is ...
Listed on Sep 15,2021
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Fiber optics, or optical fiber, refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic strand or fiber. Fiber optics is used for long-distance and high-performance data networking. Fiber optics is also commonly used in telecommunication services such as internet, televis...
Listed on Sep 15,2021
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When I walked out into our Service Center last week, I was surprised to see 5 extremely large gate valves sitting on the floor. According to our valve technician, he was going to be adding actuators to control the isolation valves. Though opening and closing the valves could be achieved by using the hand wheels that came with the valve, it would be...
Listed on Sep 08,2021
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While selecting the proper flow meter technology for your system is critical, your ability to rely on the meter’s readings will depend more heavily on the application. Every meter technology will have its advantages and disadvantages, but it’s the nuances of your system and what is flowing through it that should garner the most attention. Let’...
Listed on Sep 08,2021
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Conductivity controllers are used to monitor and control conductivity in process water or wastewater. Exceptional capabilities of the Conductivity controllers:- These are Programmable wide measurement range These devices are computerized temperature repayment Set factors on the front panel Huge vibrant red LED display screen Tw...
Listed on Sep 03,2021
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One of the most essential valves in water and wastewater pumping systems is the check valve. Its purpose is to automatically open while pumps are running, and return to the closed position to prevent reverse flow when the pumps are not in operation. These valves help minimize energy consumption and protect the pumping system from pressure surges an...
Listed on Sep 03,2021
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A pressure reducing regulator is commonly used to manually control pressure of a liquid, gas or steam. Choosing the right regulator for your application can be challenging. There are 5 variables required to size any pressure regulator and properly calculate Cv: upstream pressure, downstream pressure, flow range, temperature and fluid type. We defin...
Listed on Aug 26,2021
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Solenoid valves are one of the most commonly used control valves in fluidics. They come in a range of designs, but each solenoid valve has the two same basic components that make it what it is. Have you ever wondered how a solenoid valve works? Read on to find out more about the working principle of the solenoid valve and discover our fantastic ran...
Listed on Aug 26,2021
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An air filter regulator is an essential tool for protecting sensitive downstream equipment. These innovative air preparation devices combine a filter and regulator in one space-saving unit to remove particulates and moisture from the air line and reduce air pressure to a setpoint. Here, Fluid Controls gives you our guide to choosing the right air f...
Listed on Aug 18,2021
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Manometers A manometer is a device that measures pressure, typically atmospheric pressure. Manometers have been used for centuries and come in a variety of designs, from older glass tubes containing mercury or water to new digital devices. Barometers Like a manometer, a barometer also measures atmospheric pressure. In fact, a barometer is a ...
Listed on Aug 18,2021
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Pressure, by definition, is a derived para-meter. One cannot create an artifact of one pound per square inch or any other measure of pressure. Pressure is derived by the combination of a mass measurement imposed upon an area. It is commonly expressed in terms of pounds force or per unit area (Pounds per square inch). Pressure can also be expressed ...
Listed on Aug 11,2021
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One of the most common questions we get at Crane Engineering is about motor enclosures. Maintenance personnel and engineers alike are uncertain which type is right for their application. They know it's critical to choose the right one, and for good reason. The wrong choice leaves pump motors vulnerable to adverse conditions and potential failure. ...
Listed on Aug 11,2021
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From time to time I get the opportunity to sit in on product training's offered here at Crane Engineering. A couple weeks ago, I attended a session on sanitary valves, presented by Chris Johnson, one of our account managers. He demonstrated the function and features of each sanitary valve and discussed which were hygienic and which were aseptic. Af...
Listed on Aug 04,2021
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Linear actuators offer a cost-effective solution to move loads in a straight line. The device comes in multiple forms, ranging from telescoping to twisted and coiled. You may be wondering, “What are the uses for a linear actuator?” Here are nine of the most common uses for a linear actuator to help you make the most of this invaluable tool. Wh...
Listed on Aug 04,2021
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What Is a Small Linear Actuator? An actuator is the part of a machine that receives a signal from a control device and puts other pieces of equipment in motion. Sounds pretty important, right? Actuators are vital to make sure that each part of a machine fires in synchronization. Let’s take a look at what actuators can accomplish and how to us...
Listed on Jun 05,2020
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Contactors and relays are two closely related terms leading to confusions and misinterpretations most of the times. Both of them are electrically operated switches used for control and switching of loads. The basic principle of operation of the contactor and the relay are the same. The difference between them is in term of their application and whe...
Listed on Jun 05,2020
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Pressure switches are commonly used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. To meet the varying demands of these applications, numerous pressure switch designs are available. The key to selecting the best pressure switch for your application is understanding the differences in pressure switch designs. Sensing Technologies ...
Listed on May 06,2020
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The disadvantages of pneumatic instruments are painfully evident to anyone familiar with both pneumatic and electronic instruments. Sensitivity to vibration, changes in temperature, mounting position, and the like affect calibration accuracy to a far greater degree for pneumatic instruments than electronic instruments. Compressed air is an expensiv...
Listed on May 06,2020
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Basically they are designed to follow the physical law that, within the elastic limit, stress is proportional to strain (Hooke’s Law), that is deflection is proportional to the pressure applied. Types of Bourdon Tube There are 3 main types of elastic elements for pressure measurement, namely -- Bourdon Tubes, -- Bellows, and -- Diaphra...
Listed on Apr 30,2020
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When I walked out into our Service Center last week, I was surprised to see 5 extremely large gate valves sitting on the floor. According to our valve technician, he was going to be adding actuators to control the isolation valves. Though opening and closing the valves could be achieved by using the hand wheels that came with the valve, it would be...
Listed on Apr 30,2020
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If you are reading this article, then you are probably wondering what exactly is a pressure sensor. Today, we will hopefully cover all of the questions you may have about pressure sensors. What is Pressure? To understand pressure sensors, first, you need to understand the pressure. Pressure is an expression of force exerted on a surf...
Listed on Apr 20,2020
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An orifice meter is a conduit and a restriction to create a pressure drop. An hour glass is a form of orifice. A nozzle, venturi or thin sharp edged orifice can be used as the flow restriction. In order to use any of these devices for measurement it is necessary to empirically calibrate them. That is, pass a known volume through the meter and note ...
Listed on Apr 20,2020
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Water flow meters are used to measure the volume of water used in commercial and residential buildings. The water is supplied to homes and offices via a public water supply system. Water meters may also be used at water sources or throughout the water system to calculate the flow rate of a part of the system. Water flow meters may also measure the ...
Listed on Apr 15,2020
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There are thousands of industrial applications that require a linear motion during their operation sequence. One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to accomplish this is with a pneumatic actuator. Pneumatic actuators are also very clean operating because the operating fluid is a gas, which prevents leakage from dripping and contaminating ...
Listed on Apr 15,2020
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For simple and inexpensive control of a proportional valve, Wandfluh, based in Frutigen, Switzerland, has developed the PD3 digital amplifier electronics unit. The device can mount directly on a solenoid coil or connect to a standard solenoid coil with a cable. The product has a standardized IO-Link interface. It permits digital communication,...
Listed on Mar 30,2020
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An Orifice Flange is used in combination with orifice meters to measure the flow rate of oil, gas and other liquids conveyed by the pipeline. Orifice flanges are manufactured to ASME B16.36 in multiple sizes and, material grades. An orifice flange is used to measure the flow of the fluid conveyed by the pipeline via a flow nozzle positioned on...
Listed on Mar 30,2020
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About a year ago, we published a blog post called 40 Reasons Your Actuator Isn’t Working. Since then, the article has generated thousands of views, and it continues to get hundreds more every month. While there may be 40 reasons valve actuators may stop working, there are really only a handful of components that can cause the problems. So, if ...
Listed on Mar 19,2020
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BRIEF EXPLANATION OF VIBRATION SENSOR PRINCIPLES: 1. VELOCITY SENSORS Electromagnetic linear velocity transducers : Typically used to measure oscillatory velocity. A permanent magnet moving back and forth within a coil winding induces an emf in the winding. This emf is proportional to the velocity of oscillation of the magnet. This permanent ...
Listed on Mar 19,2020
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The various types of industrial motors that can be used with variable frequency drives are: Dc motor: dc motors are still in production although the number of active manufacturers has decreased considerably, specifically those that are still manufacturing large dc motors (> 1 MW). Ac asynchronous squirrel cage motor: This type of motor...
Listed on Mar 13,2020
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Basically they are designed to follow the physical law that, within the elastic limit, stress is proportional to strain (Hooke’s Law), that is deflection is proportional to the pressure applied. Types of Bourdon Tube There are 3 main types of elastic elements for pressure measurement, namely -- Bourdon Tubes, -- Bellows, and -- Diaphra...
Listed on Mar 13,2020
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Automation is the trend today, everywhere universally. It is the changing the work efficacy to a great extent and also referred to as automatic control. It is being used in factories, automobile, paper, packaging industry, etc. There are even some processes in which they are completely automated and did you know for a fact that there are sever...
Listed on Mar 06,2020
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All water flow meter types have unique working principles, specific benefits, and costs. A water flow meter measures the amount of water flowing through a pipe. There are several working principles to choose from, depending on the application, maintenance needs, and budget. The four most common water flow meter types are turbine (also called m...
Listed on Mar 06,2020
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Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters are portable metering devices that measure volume flow in industrial applications from outside the pipe wall, without breaking the line, using ultrasound. Most flow meters have to be mounted inside the pipe (inline), which takes more time and requires the machinery to be dismounted and the work paused. Portable ...
Listed on Feb 28,2020
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Measurement principle Continuous non‐contacting ultrasonic level measurement is based on the time of flight principle. An ultrasonic level instrument measures the time between sound energy transmitter from the sensor, to the surface of the measured material and the echo returning to the sensor. As the speed of sound is known through the ...
Listed on Feb 28,2020
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Manifolds are used in my many fluid power applications, depending upon the application. Manifolds are used in hydraulics as well as pneumatics, and can be used to mount valves or to consolidate plumbing. When used for mounting valves, they are the interface between the valves and the ports to be plumbed into. With industrial style hydraulic va...
Listed on Feb 24,2020
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The disadvantages of pneumatic instruments are painfully evident to anyone familiar with both pneumatic and electronic instruments. Sensitivity to vibration, changes in temperature, mounting position, and the like affect calibration accuracy to a far greater degree for pneumatic instruments than electronic instruments. Compressed air is an expensiv...
Listed on Feb 24,2020
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The orifice flow meter is a well-established flow measurement method. The sizing, dimension, and installation requirement is dictated by the ISO 5167-1 & ISO 5167-2. Basically, the orifice sizing is involving a coefficient that was determined from the empirical test. This coefficient is the coefficient of discharge. During the test, the fl...
Listed on Feb 13,2020
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A PID controller is an instrument used in industrial control applications to regulate temperature, flow, pressure, speed and other process variables. PID (proportional integral derivative) controllers use a control loop feedback mechanism to control process variables and are the most accurate and stable controller. PID control is a well-establ...
Listed on Feb 13,2020
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A Coriolis flow meter is a type of mass flow meter. It is designed differently and works differently than thermal or differential mass flow meters. The first industrial Coriolis patents date back to the 1950s with the first Coriolis mass flow meters built in the 1970s. How Does a Coriolis Flow Meter Work? A Coriolis mass flow meter measures m...
Listed on Jan 31,2020
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Over the past years, there has been a positive growth in the global industrial automation industry. According to a report, industrial automation market is expected to reach USD 153.83 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.10% between 2017 and 2022. Moreover, usage of automation techniques is on the rise and is expected to continue rising for the ...
Listed on Jan 31,2020
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What are Ball Valves? Ball valves are quarter-turn valves that use a hollow, perforated, and pivoting ball to control the flow of materials from one opening to the next. The valve can be open, closed, or partially open to allow gasses, liquids, and slurry materials pass through it. Ball valves are used in applications where tight shut-off is requi...
Listed on Jan 23,2020
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Valves are an important component of any kind of piping system. They help start, stop, and regulate the flow of materials and prevent leaks and unwanted flow. Valves are vital to the operations of many machinery and equipment across various industries and applications. It is hard to imagine a set-up where valves are not involved. However, not all v...
Listed on Jan 23,2020
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A Sensor is a device that identifies the progressions in electrical or physical or other quantities and in a way to deliver a yield as an affirmation of progress in the quantity. In simple terms, Industrial Automation Sensors are input devices which provide an output (signal) with respect to a specific physical quantity (input). Sensors used i...
Listed on Jan 14,2020
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Industrial valve selection criteria Basic knowledge on the industrial performance requirements, is an important factor which is going to make your valve selection procedure easier. It is advisable to keep the following five points in mind, before starting the valve selection procedure, to ensure that you exactly know what you are looking for: ...
Listed on Jan 14,2020
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In terms of pressure and temperature, the industrial transmitters are types of electronic devices, that are designed to provide accurate measurements. The usage of transmitters allows for the monitoring and control of applications, thus ensuring stability, reliability, and safety of processes. Moreover, the industrial transmitters are designed with...
Listed on Jan 03,2020
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For simple and inexpensive control of a proportional valve, Wandfluh, based in Frutigen, Switzerland, has developed the PD3 digital amplifier electronics unit. The device can mount directly on a solenoid coil or connect to a standard solenoid coil with a cable. The product has a standardized IO-Link interface. It permits digital communication,...
Listed on Jan 03,2020
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If you are reading this article, then you are probably wondering what exactly is a pressure sensor. Today, we will hopefully cover all of the questions you may have about pressure sensors. What is Pressure? To understand pressure sensors, first, you need to understand the pressure. Pressure is an expression of force exerted on a surf...
Listed on Dec 26,2019
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When I walked out into our Service Center last week, I was surprised to see 5 extremely large gate valves sitting on the floor. According to our valve technician, he was going to be adding actuators to control the isolation valves. Though opening and closing the valves could be achieved by using the hand wheels that came with the valve, it would be...
Listed on Dec 26,2019
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There are a lot of different types of valve positioners out there. How do you know if you need a pneumatic, electric or electro-pneumatic positioner? In this post, we'll cover the basics of valve positioners in general, as well as an overview of the different valve positioner types. A valve positioner is a device that adjusts the valve actuato...
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