One of my most favorite high school memory was performing in
a school musical. All the dancing, singing, and being able to establish the
friendship with my classmates brought me very good memories. I believe all of
us had some pretty flamboyant personalities that clamors to be heard.
These among many other things that contributes to the good
memories of a student. What any other way to feed a teenager’s ego right? I am
very proud to say that now I am still friends with my previous classmates I met
in the drama club during my high school days. And in that light, this is where
the customer product really hit home in my heart.
The Durand Interstellar was able to create a 512 channel
controller for the lights of all shapes, types, and sizes. These are now being
used in such locations such as the theaters and museums and they are up to 127
presets that can be finally stored and called up through a command of the
computer or the MIDI host. The controller presets can now be activated by time
or external event. For some, it even can be also called up automatically when
it is powered on.
In addition to this, the 4201-B stellarDMX DMX512-A
Controller was initially designed to be easily modified for other custom uses
and it is also widely available as a bare or assembled/tested board for other
customization use. The Durand Interstellar is now even happy to be able to
provide for a quote that is being used for the custom firmware and/ or
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We discovered that our TV stand would not work in the living
room. Yesterday, we had spent the day scrubbing his apartment so the car was
full of cleaning supplies such as vacuum, mop, and garbage cans. Since we
passed a furniture store we decided to stop and just check out what was
Finding the perfect stand at a great price, we knew we had
to make the purchase immediately. However, there would not be room in the
vehicle. Our sales assistant helped us come up with a non-conventional method
to pack all of the items in the car and we made it home in record time.
Another area non-conventional items or methods are common is
in electronics. There are many standard components such as printed circuit
boards, wires and connectors, and plastic enclosures to hold it all together.
Once a customer asked how to attach a swivel to his enclosure.
He was inventing a product that could be worn on a cord
around a person’s neck. In order for the product to work correctly, it had to
be able to rotate on a specific axis, which is where the swivel came in.
This is not a very common issues that is usually being
encountered. Even though, there are wide variety of electronics enclosure
product line. This line is versatile enough to be able to accommodate even the
most non-conventional items under electronics equipment.
The companies would only need to machine or put a round hole
on the enclosure. At the location where the two pieces should come together.
Especially when the product is being finally screwed together. This will now
allow some of the parts to slide better unto the grooves on the swivel. And it
can also secure the swivel properly while maintaining the maneuverability
around the axis.
Being a Cleveland sports fan is very very hard. Because of
the team’s last year performance, their most notable low game point happened in
July. It was also nationally reported that LeBron James have finally decided to
leave the Cleveland Cavaliers. These infamous words by James “I have chosen to
take my talents to South Beach” I think will haunt Cleveland fan’s memories
Just this morning before the broadcast of James’ decision,
the Cleveland’s owner – Dan Gilbert – promised to make sure that his team will
bring the championship to Cleveland. Even before Lebron can win one for Miami.
After the game of not so famous ‘10-‘11 season, I was really excited to see the
draft of 2011 NBA as Cleveland has already accepted its 1st overall
pick. Of course, with the excellent opportunity for them to increase their
talent on the bench.
Just like the Cleveland team, who just recently got a new
talent in the draft, there are enclosure manufacturing companies who are
getting ready to launch their new product lines. These companies will be on the
run for the expansion of their top line NEMA-rated electronic enclosures. And
this line also has the additional sizes and version available for their
With these new developments, there will be no longer a need
for the acquisition of a different flange kit available to the NEMA boxes. As
these newly updated enclosures will constitute a surface-mounting flanges that
are molded directly on the box. This is a new and convenient features of the
flanged NEMA boxes that comes with their accessibility.
The customers will also be able to remove the cover of the
enclosure without removing the electronics enclosure from its surface it is
currently mounted on. In addition to this, the brass inserts also allow for the
re-entry into the enclosure box. Given that you can do this for unlimited
number of times. And also, always remember that the enclosure series NEMA rated
enclosures are generally design to fit to IP65 of IEC 529 and adopt the NEMA 1,
2, 4, 4x, 12 and 13 specifications.
While watching UP one afternoon, I was amazed by the
innocence and ingenuity young Ellie showed at the beginning of the movie. Even
if she is not totally involved in driving and steering the ship, she made a
positive impact on her husband that she left him with wonderful mark. Including
this is the fact that she taught her husband how to do the nifty and tricky
system of ropes and pulleys which was used later on in the movie.
This scene has made me think a lot about how my grandparents
were about during their generation, and how they have made up for the lack of
technology before? Were they able to figure out how things can work without the
help of today’s innovations?
With this in mind, I am amazed by how everything was offered
in a silver platter because today’s innovations has enabled us to at least
figure out how things should work out and we don’t have to invest time and
energy in discovering things.
This is the reason why there are people who takes pleasure
in working in a manufacturing field. A group of people can be composed of
designers and engineers that makes things possible and brings difference to the
lives of other people. Their ideas are being utilized for the betterment of the
society. They are the group of people with new ideas and options for
improvements. Engineers can take ideas together with available materials to
make things and engineering projects happen. Whether it is theft retrieval
systems, cars running on bio-fuel and cancer research, they can just follow
their ideas and they will be able to create products that can bring positive
changes on the world.
Even if the project fails, they will still add ideas to the
things that does not work and it opens up to new options available.
This is the same case with other enclosure manufacturing
companies. Their design engineers are continuously working on the products that
will be released. Even with a wide variety of over 1400 styles and options,
they are always open to expanding their current product line.
One of the options of the end users is to make a request
about the way their enclosures should be worn – for instance, attached to a
belt. There are enclosure series that are made handheld and they have optional
rubber silicon boot for easier attachment. These molds are directly attached to
the belt loop. This gives provisions for the enclosure to be worn on any kind
of way that belts attach together – tool belt, clothing, shoulder strap, etc.
The belt loop is being improved and reinforced to give protection to the boot
from further damage and tearing that can be caused by continued use.
continue to come up with different use and innovations to make enclosures
improved and better than before.
There are ladies that are not ready to be called and
perceived as a “girlie” girl. They have the tendency to exemplify the
disgracing attitude of a drunk three legged bull making them not ready for
sports. Boys can have the tendency to teach women about the rules, stats, and
terminology of nearly every sport imaginable on the planet. Just by watching
the episode of a sports commentary show – the commentators will discuss about
the recent boxing match that just happened. The new terms that one can get are
TKO (technical knock out.) It is easy to figure this out but it is not common
to know the T in TKO. Because it is more common to hear KO in these scenarios.
So imagine if someone who are well versed in technology
heard about the knockouts in enclosures. Obviously, it is not the same TKO or
knock out in boxing however, the concept is quite similar when it comes to
enclosures. A customer was looking for two different versions of a same case.
The other versions should have one hole on the left while the other should have
one on the right. In effort to be cost-efficient, the customer is looking for a
way to produce one version in larger batches rather than just producing
enclosures in two small batches. In order for them to do this, they should look
for a way on how to only have one hole showing at a time.
To be able to do this, there is an option to make a machine
knockout on the enclosure to make a thru-hole. The knockout should be
essentially look like a round hole except that there are 2 small webs of
plastic material that can hold the plastic slug in the hole. If the end users
want to use the hole, they should simply break the webs of material to be able
to remove the slug. This is what they call knocking out the material.
In other terms, companies can use machines that makes both
holes as thru-holes and they can just simply cover the un-needed hole. There
are enclosure manufacturing companies that does not carry products that cover
or plug holes. There are different companies offering that type of products. Just
by searching on Google, one can easily find a cover or plug holes for the
Just recently, I instantly decided to get rid of my unneeded
furniture placed in the basement. It was already old, out of style and it so
happens that my cats are living down in the basement. The furniture was
completely covered in my cat’s fur because my two white cats loves to sit on
the (then blue) white couch. Anyone who will see my furniture will tell me that
it looks completely gross. And it is.
And because of presence of fleas, I decided to move the
chairs by myself. I cannot wait for my boyfriend to arrive even if he is just
20 minutes away from my house. I almost got near the carpet but for once I
decided to drag it upstairs. I just don’t have the energy to turn it to then
haul it out open to the door.
When I carefully looked at the chair, I hefted the back of
the chair onto the stair to make it leveled up to the front end whilst stepping
up to the next level of the stairs. I said to myself, “one step at time.” I
just patiently keeps on repeating this mantra as I slowly inch my way up to the
stairs just balancing the two legs of the chair. When I finally got to the
landing of the chair, I had to make the turn. I just hefted the back left leg
of the chair onto the landing platform just in front of the right leg on the
front end. While the chair is recently balanced like this on opposing legs, I
just have to push it all the way to make a safe landing.
With this in mind, why should my impatience about furniture
hauling matter? This is because without the ability to balance the chair on two
opposing legs, I should have not succeeded. I recently got this idea from an
enclosure making company that just launched their hand-held plastic enclosures.
The unique enclosure design shows how it sandwiches a PCB between two screw
There are customers who have asked how this works and they
show a doubtful face that says “How does this keep the board from flexing?” The
place of the board on the enclosure, then insert (and tighten) the screws into
the screw holes on the enclosure. Which is now threaded unto the screw towers.
This is primarily because the enclosure is so slim, that it leaves no room for
the board to easily flex or twist like that inside the enclosure.
The screws can easily hold down the opposing corners of the
PCB board. Thus making it just level and stable once the enclosure is
successfully screwed together. This also allows the end user to use the space
that surrounds the PCB without the need for the mounting attachments of bosses
made in most sizes. However, because of the extra length of the KT-70, the
mounting bosses are finally included for the additional stability.
There are several most important items that engineers should consider when they are in the process of choosing a controller for machines and automation processes. The break down of the equipment’s needs for operations requires a starting point that helps the equipment to have an analysis of the different ranges of controllers being specified by OEMs or machine makers. This depends on the way the equipment is being operated to fit in the larger manufacturing environment, the system can be automated to give and provide concrete & complete solution to have control on the individual parts.
The controller specified for this is the programmable logic controller (PLC) or the programmable automation controller (PAC.) These control systems can have control over a single station, machine, process unit, assembly line or even the entire plant which it was installed. Once the integrated manufacturing system is being automated, the single control systems controller can use multiple expansion and remote input/output (I/O) bases. This now having communications that use Ethernet that can give end-to-end control. On the other hand, this application may require the compartmentalization of different automation systems that can be broken in the system. This can lead to multiple, logical sections. However, in this case, the automation should be spread among much smaller PLCs or micro ones but this depends on the demand and the functionality.
Most of the automation engineers will see this as the irreversible decision they can make between two choices. This can also have vastly different platforms but this not have to be the only case. Some of the controller systems offer different platforms, size options that use or utilizes the same programming software. However, the single programming environment can offer larger application flexibility that can help companies save time and money. These programs can be easily converted or located from one PLC to another PLC to adapt to the compatibility of the projects.
These are such critical and expensive equipment which would need some protection in case of several incidents such as, water from pipe leaking, water fire extinguisher in case of fire and many more. Therefore we need some cabinets, enclosures or boxes to protect this equipment. There are a lot of enclosures and cabinets, provide a different protection level in each different type categorized by an organization called NEMA enclosures, or standard such is IP ratings various used in Europe.
One of the hardest parts of deciding is if a single program should be operated on a large PLC or to have the same project operate on smaller PLCs. Each of this should only have the parts executed that are needed to run by the specific subsystem.
With this in mind, this is much complex compared to picking
PLC, PAC, or PC-based controller-size that depends on its characteristics,
capabilities, and other functions. In order to help engineers in deciding which
is the best controller to be used for this kind of application, they should
consider the following factors:
Automation needed for a new system
Existing environmental issues (depending on the application)
Communication and Programming
Location of I/Os
Analog and Discrete Devices
However, regardless of whether the system is new or not, it can dictate several critical factors for selection. Once these products are already installed, it is a recommended practice to come up with a new system that is compatible with the existing one. A small number of controller products can possibly come from the same manufacturing plant, and they may not be compatible with other controllers.
The one great function of system integrators is they are in the industry to help companies solve automation problems. This happens by integrators giving the time, talent, and technology that is crucial to converting a plan into a completed company project. Once a manufacturing plant is prepared to make its operations bigger, the production systems should also upgrade its processes. However, the main question that should be answered is wherein the part of the expansion a system integrator can help?
To help companies answer this question, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) a body formed for independent, professional service providers that utilize hardware, software, and communications products are ready to give the clients within a specific industry the best options for systems integration. This includes control and information systems. With this in mind, this body dictates that the system integrators create the design and implements complicated systems for the end-users of the process in different industries. Such as manufacturing, process plants, and other industrial facilities.
Siemens Digital Factory
The Siemens Digital Factory is popular with their engineering capabilities and information technologies that help businesses automate their manufacturing processes. This covers all types of businesses from the plant floor to the corporation and enterprise level. The automation processes enable the company owners and manufacturers to have cost-efficient ways and practical energy use. In return, this helps in the increase in production while decreasing the harmful effects on the environment.
There are articles that discuss different system integrators. There is one case study that involves water and wastewater treatment plants. In this study, there is a PLC involved. The project involves the replacement of the PLCs or programmable logic controllers. There is also converting protocols, upgrading supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system both hardware and software. The second case involves PLC consolidation and the upgrade of SCADA software. With this in mind, both projects are really successful.
Another case study shows how the users of the systems such as insurance companies, system manufacturers, different government offices. These companies and offices can identify their need for a process safety system. This system should be designed, operated, and well maintained over its life cycle. In the article, they list the set of key codes and different standards that are very well applicable to the different process of other industries and they give different perspectives about the fulfillment of legacy systems.