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CJC Jumpers: Why are they needed in Thermocouple PLC Modules?

CJC jumpers are cold junction compensators used in analog thermocouple PLC modules. To better understand the concept of Cold Junction Compensation (CJC) with CJC jumpers, let’s first review what is a thermocouple and its working principle. What is a Thermocouple?  A thermocouple is a sensing device that measures temperature, it’s basically a high-temperature range thermometer. […]

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RTD – What Does it Stand For & How Are They Used in PLCs?

What Does RTD Stand For?  The term ‘RTD’ stands for Resistance Temperature Detector. It’s a type of temperature sensor whose resistance changes with temperature changes. RTDs are popular temperature sensors because of their stability, and they also exhibit the most linear resistance signal in relation to temperature variations of a given electronic device. This means […]

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2022 Industrial Automation Trends

Industrial automation describes a wide range of control systems, such as robots, PLCs, HMIs, Industrial computers, and information technologies, which are used to handle different machines and processes within the factory floor in an effort to reduce/eliminate human intervention. Industrial automation systems are classified based on their level of flexibility and integration into manufacturing operations […]

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Ethernet vs Modbus

Since its introduction, Ethernet technology continuously improved and it has matured to the point that the cost of deploying an Ethernet network solution is now quite affordable. Today, Ethernet is the communication standard for many systems, so it is no surprise that it’s now recognized as one of the standards for factory networking.  Conversely, Modbus communication is by far the oldest […]

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Wired vs Wireless Networks for Industrial Applications

When designing any industrial system, the process of deciding on communication between the field devices and control is usually a meticulous one. It involves considering multiple factors on either side of the scale to determine the best possible communication option. Also, companies and organizations are doing everything possible to get more information out of the […]

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