Technical Articles

Acromag, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Industrial Computing)
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Whether they're powering a map-sensor payload for a Global Hawk UAV or a man-pack radio system for a soldier on the move, custom computer solutions have to be small and lightweight. Oh, and while...
(Sensor Transmitters)
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The TT230 and TT330 series of space-saving, 2 or 4-wire transmitters and isolators are offered for a range of inputs with sink/source 4-20mA output compatibility. Using isolation, these transmitters...
(Bus Systems)
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In an earlier newsletter, we looked at techniques to ensure a good quality signal at the input to an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter. In this article, we will consider the basic conversion methods...
(Signal Conditioning)
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First appearing in the 1950's with the advent of electrical and electronic controls, the 4-20mA signal standard reigns as one of the most popular mediums for signal transmission and electronic control...
(Bus Systems)
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A common task of real-time systems is to extract information from the real world in a form that can be manipulated by a computer to make logical decisions. Converting real world phenomena like music,...
(Networking Equipment)
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At a large military complex, current reporting of electrical usage is transmitted from Substations directly to the Electric Utility only. The Public Works division onsite would like to establish a...
(Networking Equipment)
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A customer has multiple remote locations linked over an Ethernet network, each requiring discrete outputs. They all need to be sent the same communication signal at the same time....
(Networking Equipment)
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In a wastewater treatment plant, remotely mounted gas detectors monitoring Methane CH4 (ceiling), Oxygen O2 (6 ft high) and Hydrogen Sulfide H2S (floor) have analog outputs. The gas levels need to be...
(Signal Conditioning)
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A variety of plant, process, and instrumentation engineers, along with systems integrators, regularly face the difficult task of shopping for signal conditioners....
(Data Acquisition Products)
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At a remote wastewater pumping station, Methane (CH4) and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) are monitored with MSA X5000 Gas Monitors. The 4-20mA outputs must be split to a GasCard XL Controller and Emerson...
(Temperature Sensing)
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This document illustrates using Acromag's TT330 series to monitor high temperatures in an automotive paint curing oven and transmit to the existing PLC 4-20mA input card/software setup....
(Temperature Sensing)
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Temperature reigns as the most often measured process parameter in industry. While temperature measurement utilizes sensors of many forms, the actual measurement of temperature is accomplished via...
(Communication Devices)
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Acromag manufactures Ethernet-enabled devices that monitor and isolate voltage, current, thermocouple, and RTD signals, plus control analog and digital outputs, and can transmit I/O information over...
(Networking Equipment)
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Acromag has a peer-to-peer technology called i2o. It allows 2 or more modules to talk to each other and no network master or special software is required. I2o operates over any standard Ethernet...
(Temperature Sensing)
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A keen understanding of the three basic laws of thermocouples: Homogeneous Materials, Intermediate Metals, and Successive or Intermediate Temperatures, can be helpful in weeding out potential sources...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Operations at a remote geothermal steam well are monitored by a PLC from the power plant. C&I personnel need to transmit conditions from the wellsite to the control room 2km away. A wireless...
(Fire Detection and Suppression)
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Develop a custom engineered fire suppression system for a new indoor football stadium. Regulations require protection against fire hazards which could occur during monster truck rallies or other...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Motors are used in many automation applications. To prevent unexpected failures, many motors have built in thermal overloads. Also, some companies add vibration sensors to alert them when a motor is...
(Temperature Sensing)
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This white paper will give you a keen understanding of the three basic laws of thermocouples: Homogeneous materials, Intermediate Metals, and Successive or Intermediate Temperatures, can be very...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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This paper is part one of a three part series that takes a look at grounding and its role in protecting personnel, protecting equipment, and ensuring the integrity of electrical signals. In this part,...
(Industrial Computing)
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Customers have started to move away from the traditional rackĀ­based system(VME and cPCI) or deployed applications and are looking for a modern alternative....
(Bus Systems)
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Examining important aspects of single-ended and differential voltage measurement, along with tips on why it might be better to choose one method over the other (Part 2 of 2)....
(Bus Systems)
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Examining important aspects of single-ended and differential voltage measurement, along with tips on why it might be better to choose one method over the other (Part 1 of 2)....
(Bus Systems)
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Examining important aspects of electrical isolation, what it does for you, why it is needed, and how to test for it....