RTU stands for Remote Terminal Unit. An RTU is an electronic device that is controlled by a microprocessor. This device interfaces objects in physical world  to a Distributed Control System (DCS) or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system by transmitting telemetry data to the system. Telemetry data in the sense means the measurements or other data that […]

Automated welding can provide large gains in productivity and profitability – in the right applications. Welding is arguably the most complex manufacturing process and is frequently the least understood. A surprising number of companies spend millions of dollars to automate assembly while ignoring the welding process. Manual welding is still the best process for many […]

In telecommunications, RS-232, Recommended Standard 232[1] is a standard introduced in 1960[2] for serial communication transmission of data. It formally defines the signals connecting between a DTE (data terminal equipment) such as a computer terminal, and a DCE (data circuit-terminating equipment or data communication equipment), such as a modem. The RS-232 standard had been commonly […]

An automated production line is comprised of a series of workstations linked by a transfer system and an electrical control system. Each station performs a specific operation and the product is processed step by step as it moves along the line in a pre-defined production sequence. A fully automated production line does not need people […]

What is Automation? The word ‘Automation’ is derived from greek words “Auto”(self) and “Matos” (moving). Automation therefore is the mechanism for systems that “move by itself”. However, apart from this original sense of the word, automated systems also achieve significantly superior performance than what is possible with manual systems, in terms of power, precision and […]

Switched Mode Power Supply is the source for many applications with required level of voltage configurations. One big level to another smaller one is the major aspect with an SMPS. A switched-mode power supply (SMPS) is an electronic circuit that converts power using switching devices that are turned on and off at high frequencies, and storage […]

Scan Cycle of a PLC Scan cycle of a PLC determines the cycle within which the PLC fetches inputs , runs the inputs and process the outputs. So as a whole we can say that there are 3 basic steps in scanning and each input, program and output scans acts as separate independent functions 1.Fetching the […]