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Review

Singleboard computers for built-in systems

This article examines the criteria for selecting off-the-shelf hardware for creating computing systems in built-in applications. The author reviews the current standards in this space, and the article includes examples from the companies Advantech, Diamond Systems, Lippert, Fastwel and Octagon Systems.


System Integration
Electric Power Industry

Yantar energy management control system

In this article, the author describes the development and implementation of an energy management control system for shops at the Urals Electrochemical Plant. The article describes in detail the structure of the system and the hardware and software involved.


Chemical Industry

Automating the industrial carbon production process

This article examines various issues involved in developing an automated process control system for the production of industrial carbon, using as an example the system developed under contract for the Nizhnekamsk Industrial Carbon Plant. This system combines robust capabilities with a relatively low cost of ownership. The article devotes particular attention to hardware redundancy issues.


Development
Oil & Gas Industry

Upgrading the distributed control system for a gas pipeline

In this article, the authors address the issues involved in using a PC-compatible controller to upgrade the distributed control system for a gas pipeline.


Hardware
Industrial Controllers

Local automation devices. Microcontrollers.

This article is devoted to technology that can be used to address relatively simple automation problems. The author uses practical examples to illustrate the broad applicability of the LOGO! logic modules from Siemens.


Modems

New technology for continuous data transmission

The author explains the primary advantages of using GPRS technology in automated process control systems, describing the popular MC35 Terminal series of GPRS modems, which were designed for industrial applications.


Ultrasonic sensors for control systems

Continuation of the series of articles on ultrasonic sensors. The author describes problems with these sensors and ways to improve their effectiveness in practical applications, citing the capabilities of the sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs and examples of how they are being used.


Principles of ensuring electrical compatibility of measurement devices


Calibration equipment


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