Automation & Electronics

Automation & Electronics info:

Automation is a method of controlling machines or equipment through electronic and automatic devices with as little human interference as possible. It has become especially prevalent within the industrial manufacturing field due to rapid innovations in computerized technology. Automated systems were developed as a way to minimize human error and maximize production efficiency, and they can take on many forms. From computer-controlled test equipment to automatically operated household appliances, automation can serve as a substitute for manual control in numerous ways. It has become an important part of both commercial and private life, and its range of applications only continues to grow.

Like automated systems, electronics technology is becoming more advanced and expanding its field of use. Electronic systems largely deal with device applications and electrical power distribution. But despite significant technical progress, electronics still focuses on the same fundamental aspects it encompassed since its beginnings in the nineteenth century: inputs, signal processors, and outputs.


Machining Resources - A Guide to Home Automation
This is a guide to home automation.
Relaxation Oscillators
This article describes the design and operational characteristics of RC relaxation and L/R relaxation electronic oscillators.
Shaft-Angle Encoders
This article describes the design and performance characteristics of common types of mechanical system shaft-angle encoders, including rotary, incremental, and absolute encoder devices.
Types of Cleanrooms - A ThomasNet Buying Guide
Cleanroom production and function vary based on facility, product and personnel requirements, resulting in a broad range of options in the cleanroom market.

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White Papers

What Makes Mass Production So Flexible That It Can Meet Individual Demands?
Highlighting how new generation of machines from Siemens have overcome the limitation of the strict either/or scenarios with respect to consumer goods production, this paper includes an example from cosmetics maker Dr Kurt Wolff GmbH & Co. KG wherein they used an advanced solution from Siemens and OPTIMA to maximize filling and packaging...
Machine Vision Solutions for CIJ Print Inspection: Using Vision Tools to Ensure Accurate Text on Products and Packaging.
Explaining what is Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), and Optical Character Recognition (OCR), this paper lists out the challenges in high-speed CIJ printing such as illegibility or misinterpretation of data by machine vision OCR. Including examples highlighting the common print defects, it shows how collecting information regarding common defects on any...
Integrating Loading Solutions
Listing out the factors to be considered before shortlisting a loading arm, this paper highlights the one question that is often overlooked - will the loading arm work with a company's new or existing truck or rail car loading racks? Focusing on the importance of integrating the loading arm into the loading rack and with other dynamic equipment...
Performance Under Pressure: Hoses vs. Loading Arms
Whether top loading or bottom loading tankers or rail cars, the two most popular options in the industry are hose pipes and loading arms. Comparing both hose pipes and loading arms, this paper begins by describing the three categories of hosepipes: Vapor Recovery, Steel Braided and Composite. It explains that compared to hose pipes, loading arms...

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