Archive For: Process Control

M.M. & I., Inc Provides Production Information 24/7 To Pratt Industries

M.M. & I., Inc Provides Production Information 24/7 To Pratt Industries

Michael Miles and Investors (M.M. & I.) has been in the commercial and industrial electrical markets since 1986. The company began by offering Web-based database and Visual Basic applications supporting school systems. In 1994, we ventured into the computer market, becoming proficient in information technologies and high level programming. In 2002, we saw a need ... Read More
 
Volatile Material Handling for IBM

Volatile Material Handling for IBM

When IBM needed a control and delivery system for Silane gas at the T. J. Watson Research Facility in Yorktown Heights, NY, they turned to KCC Software of Huntsville, AL. Silane gas is essential in an ultra-pure method of applying silicon in the manufacturing of semiconductors and solar panels. The SiH4 compound, however, is extremely ... Read More
 
AAA Absolute Automation and Electrical Services, Inc. Implements Energy Savings Through Machine Control

AAA Absolute Automation and Electrical Services, Inc. Implements Energy Savings Through Machine Control

AA Absolute Automation And Electrical Services, Inc. is an independent control systems and industrial electrical company based in Covington, Georgia. They provide solutions to both end user and OEM clients in many industries including material handling, chemical processing, food and beverage, metals processing, plastics, recycling and general manufacturing. Services offered range from complete turnkey automation ... Read More
 
Why the WinPLC?

Why the WinPLC?

When a “do-it-yourself user” makes the decision to automate, integrate or just simplify applications and machinery, the world is his/her oyster. In today’s world of industrial automation controllers there are many options. Depending on your specific needs, you could select a very extravagant or very basic automated system. The automation application could range from simple ... Read More
 
The Future Of Technology

The Future Of Technology

Who: Joseph Michael Blakely (Joe) From: Toledo, OH, USA Attending College: University of Washington (Seattle, WA) Major: M. S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, graduated December 2008 What first got you interested in your area of focus? I have been deeply fascinated by air and space vehicles for as long as I can remember. When I was a young ... Read More
 
Introducing…The Practically Free PLC

Introducing…The Practically Free PLC

PLC Speaking has something new and exciting to talk about. AutomationDirect® and our parent company KOYO Electronics have released a new line of stackable micro brick PLCs – the truly innovative CLICK™ PLC. You get a stand alone CPU/PLC with eight digital inputs and six digital outputs which is easily expandable up to 142 I/O. ... Read More
 
C-more HMI With Enhanced Allen-Bradley PLC Driver Support (Part Two)

C-more HMI With Enhanced Allen-Bradley PLC Driver Support (Part Two)

In part one of this two-part article, we discussed the types of Allen-Bradley PLCs that are supported by the AutomationDirect C-more HMI and covered in detail which protocol should be selected for your application. We also covered the various Data Types for Tags that are supported. This latest group of drivers supports the A-B family of PLCs; ... Read More
 
The Future Of Technology

The Future Of Technology

Who: Ryan Andrade From: Hollister, California College: University of California, Davis Major: Mechanical Engineering Graduation Date: June, 2009 What first got you interested in your area of focus? I am interested in design and control of electromechanical systems in the alternative energy industry. My interest originated from experiences I had as a 2nd year undergraduate engineering student in the UC ... Read More
 
Natural Gas Reclaimed from Expired Wells

Natural Gas Reclaimed from Expired Wells

Natural gas can come from wells specifically drilled to reach gas trapped in pockets beneath the surface of the Earth. These wells produce huge quantities of gas which can be piped directly to distribution centers and then on to consumers. Some wells produce a lower-quality gas which has to be processed to remove unwanted components ... Read More
 
The Future Of Technology

The Future Of Technology

Who: Diyan Zagarov From: Bulgaria Attending College: Lanier Technical College, North Georgia Diyan Zagarov grew up in Bulgaria. Growing up, Diyan thought of himself as the adventurous type and often felt the desire to travel and see the world. However, he grew up under the shadow of the Soviet Union, so for a long time traveling outside of ... Read More