Overview of Direct Digital Controls
- Iowa Energy Center - An introductory DDC guide for
building owners and engineers covering basic architectures,
hardware and software. Also check out the I/O
Measurements & Instruments
- All Measurements and Instruments - A collection of
articles on various sensor and instrumentation topics
including calibration and principles of operation
Control - Ming
Tham - University of Newcastle Upon Tyne - A collection
of links to very good articles relating to introductory,
intermediate, and advanced process control topics.
- Dr. Hugh
Jack/Grand Valley State University - Over 40 online
chapters devoted to mechatronics!
If you are interested in mechatronics, this is one site
you don't want to miss!
Instrumentation Guide Utilities
- Warnee Instruments Ltd - A collection of useful articles
covering the basics of pressure, level, flow, termperature,
Fieldbus Valves & more
- Integrated Publishing - A
number of courses covering engineering principles in
electrical science, thermodynamics, instrumentation
and control, mathematics, chemistry, material science,
mechanical science, nuclear physics and reactor theory,
- Global Automation - An automation
portal with many good resources including tutorials
on PLCs, DCS, Flowmeters, SCADA, fieldbus & more
- Professor J. M. Cimbala,
Penn State University - Great
lectrue notes on various sensor types including strain,
capacitive, piezoelectric, temperature, flow, radiation,
inductive, magnetic, and sound.
& Laby: Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants
- National Physical
Laboratory - A great
collection of reference materials. Includes units and
fundamental constants,mass, presure, temperature, radiation,
electrical and chemical properties, and more
of Newcastle Upon Tyne: Process Control
- Excellent couse notes and
articles on process control
Control Educational Material - McMaster
T. Marlin - An entire process
control course (Instrumentation for Process Control),
interactive learning modules, tutorial questions with
solutions, lecture slides, and links to other process
control web sites.
Safety Page - STI
- A wealth of information
concerning machine safety including international standards,
risk assessments, control circuits, protective measures,
and technical details covering laser scanners, safety
mats, switches and relays
Fundamentals University - Tektronix
- Tutorials and demos
for oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, signal generators,
and video test, teaching aides plus a bit of humor
Solution Guide - Schneider
A very good tutorial covering data acquisition input
devices including limit switches, inductive and capacitive
proximity detectors, photoelectric and ultrasonic detectors,
RFID, vision, optical encoders, pressure switches, and
more. Although Schneider markets these products, the
material is non-vendor specific
Mechanics Index - Roymech - A
wealth of well written articles covering fluid mechanics
including fluid properties, fluid flow, orifice plates,
hydrostatics, and much more. If you have an interest
in flow and flow equipment, visit this site
Electronics Components -
Filipovic D. Miomir/micro e - An
online tutorial covering basic electronic components
including resistors, capacitors, coils, transformers,
transitors, diodes, thyristors, IC's, optoelectronics,
Cyber Automation - ControlGlobal - This
is just plain fun! Numerous videos demonstrates controls
principles and equipment. While you are at You Tube,
check out some of the "Related Videos"
Fundamentals of Signal Analysis - Agilent
Technologies/The Modal Shop - A
booklet covering time, frequency, and modal domain analysis,
FFT, sampling, digitizing, windowing, and more
technology tutorials - Sensors Magazine
collection of articles explaining numerous sensor technologies
including accelerometers, electric/magnetic, flow, level,
pressure, and more
Networking & Communications - High
Tech Services - Very good industrial networking tutorials.
Be sure to check out the rest of the site too on other
controls related issues including programmable controllers,
signal conditioning, tutorials and many others.
Fluid Power Basics - Hydraulics
& Pneumatics - A
very thorough collection of tutorials covering pneumatic
and hydraulic circuits, reference materials, and components
including pumps, valves, conductors, motors, actuators,
sensors and more.
Measurement Manual - United States Department
of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation - This
is likely one of the most comprehensive online manuals
covering water flow measurement! Chapters include basic
flow concepts, accuracy, equipment, and maintenance.
Notes - Instrumentation Engineer - Check
half way down the page for the complete list of notes
that covers control system basics, loop diagrams, terminology,
signal conditioning, analog recorders, and SCADA systems.
- Budapest University
site provides a course covering sensor technologies,
physical structures, operating principles, parameters,
and applications. The information is presented in a
clear manner making excellent use of graphics and animation.
Development Techniques - National Instruments
online resource for learning about mechatronics development
techniques, example programs, sharing with the online
developer community, and examining best mechatronics
Web - Globalspec
- An excellent
collection of technical information, application notes,
material properties, patents, standards, products and
& Process Control Systems - The Engineering
Tool Box - Numerous
articles on instrumentation & process control. Check
the left side bar for other related engineering categories.
Industrial Automation & Control - e-Bay
- Need to make a purchase of industrial automation &
control equipment? With over 9,000 listings, you might
find a great deal there!
to Feedback Control Systems - Coronado Systems/
McGill University - An entire set of course notes dealing
with the fundamentals of feedback control systems
Edge - Engineer's Edge - A
portal containing a wealth of technical information
covering instrumentation, electrical, electronic, and
sensor technologies, product directories, jobs, and
of Analytical Instrumentation - Brian M. Tissue/Virginia
Tech - An
introductory discussion of many common instrumentation
analysis techniques including data acquisition, imaging,
spectrometry, sensors, optics, and more.
- Nerds in Control
- Control Technology Inc - A
discussion group for a wide variety of control topics
including applications, communications, HMI, PLCs, and
sensors to name a few
- Automation Resources, Inc. - An
excellent educational web site providing featured technical
articles, listings of training and seminars, application
notes, application tools, white papers, reference guides,
industry news and more.
Engineering Reference Guide - Allegro Microsystems
& Compumotor - Great engineering reference material
covering step motors, brush motors, controls, tuning,
communications, calculations, and more.
OpenCourseWare - Massachusetts Institute of
Technology - MIT provides "free, searchable access
to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and
self-learners around the world." There is a wealth
of information here in both technical and nontechnical
areas of study.
Electronics Components - Filipovic D. Miomir/Mikroe
- A great electronics reference book covering the basics
of resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, thyristors,
ICs, and more.
Refining Processes - OSHA - The key to
a viable control system lies in understanding the process.
This website provides insights into petroleum refining
and the associated safety considerations
Notes - Roymech - (Roy Beardmore) - Very
good insights into control systems from a mathematical
- Wilkerson Instrument - 4 great articles:
Industrial Temperature Measurement,
Wiring for Trouble Free Signal Conditioning,
Ground Loops, and
Turbine Meters for Liquid Measurement
Systems - Wikibooks
- An online book covering classical and modern control
Reference Materials - Transcat - Numerous controls
resouces including application notes, temperature reference
resources, glossary, conversion tables, and a list of
Online - Wisconsin Online Resource Center -
This sites contains numerous short animated descriptions
of industrial automation and electonics topics. They
are cool but you have to sift through them to find the
Instrumentation Measuring Devices and Basic PIC Control
- PAControl - Over 120 pages of information covering
the basics of pressure, flow, level, temperature, neutron
flux instruments, and basic control strategies, complete
with review questions!
Technologies - HMS - Clear and concise definitions
of many common industrial networks, from AS-I to Profinet
I/O. Check the left side bar
- ELH Communications Ltd - This site is an amazing collection
of electronics (and controls) related web resources.
There is just too much to define here, check it for
yourself. Be sure to check out the lan
section if you are interested in ethernet.
Course - Emerson
Process Management Plantweb University - An entire
wireless course covering wireless basics, technology,
applications, and implementation consideratons
Equipment - Walter Driedger - A veteran electrical
engineer provides us with the benefits of his experience
controlling basic petrochemical process equipment.
There is no substitute for learning
from someone who has had years of practical experience!
Receivers, from crystal set to stereo - Miomir
Filipovic / Micro E - A series of articles covering
principles of radio transmission and radio receivers.
Tips - Sensorland - As quoted from the Sensorland
website "A series of helpful hints to ensure that
your sensor or system is being used at its best..."
This site definitely is definitely worthy of your time
to PLC controllers - Micro Electronica - A seven
chapter online book covering basic concepts, interfacing,
architecture, and programming compete with examples.
Practical Process Control - Douglas Cooper -
A series of articles covering the fundamental principles
of process control and PID controller design and tuning
complete with examples.
& Control - Authored by Greg Macmillan and
Terry Belgians - A blog covering the technical aspects
process control and modeling. New articles are added
regularly and a wealth of information is organized and
archived in the side bar.
Control Systems - Educypedia - Many links to
excellent control sysem articles. Browse around and
find tons of links to electronics and other controls
Video Room - US Chemical Safety & Hazard
Investigation Board - Videos of industrial accidents,
some complete with forensic analysis, enable us to implement
safer installations and procedures to avoid similar
accidents.Our thanks to Dan Weise at the Lesman
Instrument Company for contributing the link.
Office of Logic Design
- NASA - "A scientific study of the problems of
digital egineering for space flight systems, with a
view to their practical solution." Tons of intresting
& useful information to surf. Be sure to check Tutorials
for Programmable Logic and Military/Aerospace Systems
Applets - University of Athens, Department of
Chemistry - Many great applets covering signal processing
and chemistry topics including fourier synthesis and
analysis, signal smoothing, and analog and digital electronics.
Utilities - Instrumentation Guide - Tutorials
covering process instrumentation theory, equipment,
and application. Topics include pressure, level, flow,
temperature, humidity, field bus, valves, and more.
They Work - Sensorland
- A great collecton of over 70 well articles covering
a varitey of sensors, communications protocols, and
other topics of relevance to control specialists
University Wireless Course - Emerson Process
Mangement - A 20 module course with quizes covering
wireless basics, technology, application, and implemetation
considerations. A very useful course on a timely topic!
Conventional Process Control Schemes
- Dr. M. Willis - Univerity of Newcstle Upon Tyne -
An introductory process control course covering feedback,
feedforward, cascade and ratio control
Acquisition System Design for Human Computer Interfacing
- W. Putman & B. Knapp - Stanford University - A
data acquistition course from researchers at the Stanford
University Center for Computer Research in Music and
Tutorial and Technical Overview from
in-depth, 24 chapter manual covering TCP/IP.
Measurement using Electrical Techniques - Status
Instruments - A 139 page handbook covering temperature
sensing theory, sensors, and application. This is a
very comprehensive work!
Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing
- Dr. S. Smith /California Technical Publishing - A
comprehensive Book on digital signal processing. Thirty-three
chapters cover introductory fundamentals, filters, applications,
and complex techniques. This is an outstanding work!
Electrical Engineering - Professor E. J. Mastascusa,
Bucknell University - Professor Mastascusa has compiled
an excellent tutorial covering electrical engineering
including circuit analysis techniques, electronic components,
digital theory, frequency response, and measurement
Automatic Control Fundamentals - sapiensman.com
- Basic theory of industrial contollers. Also see their
article on Basic
Theory of Stepping Motors
Classical Control Systems - Dr. E. J. Mastascusa
- Bucknell University - An entire control system course
complete with lessons, problems, study guides and resources.
Lessons include basic concepts, analysis techniques
and design techniques.
- Arthur Holland/Eurotherm - Over 40 articles providing
insights on control, instrumentation, temperature sensing
Notes and Learning Centre - University
of Newcastle Upon Tyne - The authors have compiled
numerous links to excellent control theory resources
including PID, multivariable, digital, fuzzy logic,
analysis tools, and much more.
Adrio Communications Ltd - Each week wireless communications
expands its influence in the controls industry. Get
the basics here on technologies, electronic design,
and more. See the left side bar for topics of interest.
of Design Engineering - Machine
Design - Excellent non-vendor specific technical
articles covering motors, drives, power supplies, I/O
devices, power supplies, displays, enclosures, connectors,
Control Handbook - Dr.
S. O'Neil - MicroMo
- Dr. O'Neil's document provides insights into fundamentals
of programmable motion control including basic system
components, system selection parameters, motion mechanics,
standards, and terminology.
Electrical & Maintenance - Articles covering
basic electonics, motors, drives, PLCs and other industrial
Strain Sensor Basics and Signal Conditioning Tips
by J.Gyorki, Iotech, Inc. in Sensors Magazine. A discussion
of strain gauge basics including circuits, heating,
signal conditioning, calibration, and applications.
Be sure to browse the rest of the Sensors web site for
In Electric Circuits
by T. Kuphaldt & ibiblio.
This site contains a comprehensive 6 volume set of online
books covering DC and AC circuits, semiconductor and
digital fundamentals, reference materials, and experiments.
Handbook by Danaher. Dozens of articles covering
cabling, connectivity, drives, feedback, motion controls
motors and safety applied to servo applications.
Foundation Fieldbus Primer - Fieldbus Inc. -
An introduction to the basic principles of foundation
Motor Theory - Reliance - A very thorough, illustrated
electric motor tutorial covering basic physics principles,
theory of operation for AC motors, DC motors and generators,
construction, generator and motor characteristics and
Basics - PLCdev - This website includes a great
introductory tutorial covering the basics of PLCs including
how PLC's work, history, comparisons with other control
systems, numbering systems, and a useful glossary.
Electronics for Measurement Systems by Dr.
C Williams, University of Exeter.
Dr. Williams has prepard several excellent online tutorials
and Temperature Control
Interfaces for Instrumentation Systems &
Fieldbus Pages by Rob
Hulsebos. The author has compiled the largest list
of fieldbus types on the web, over 400 types, many with
links to sponsoring organizations and technical details!
Engineering Reference Guide - Allegro &
Compumotor - A series of pdf files covering step, linear,
and DC motors, servos, and associated controls.
Ted's Guide to VDV Cabling & Lennie
Guide To Fiber Optics by VDV Works LLC. Two
great tutorials covering the basics of video/data/voice
cabling and fiber optic cabling
Information by Samson - A series of documents
covering control system basics including terms and symbols,
controllers, valves, and communications.
Measurement Manual - United States Department
of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. A very thorough
document describing water measurement concepts, accuracy
System Protection Library - Manta Test Systems.
This is one of the most comprehensive collections of
protective relaying articles, courses, and online references
we have found on the web.
Control Fundamentals by National Instruments.
This is a free resource for setting up instrumentation
systems. Covering the latest communication bus and software
technologies, this series of comprehensive tutorials
and multimedia presentations provides a step-by-step
guide to walk you through the process of connecting
and controlling your instruments.
PID Guide for Process Control by Watlow.
In a simple, clearly written publication, Watlow explains
the details of PID control and why it works so well.
Art & Science of Protective Relaying by
C.R. Mason and General Electric. This
is a classic reference for those involved in protective
relaying for electrical systems. GE used the information
for protective relaying courses on the topic and indicated
there was no other suitable reference manual that properly
presented the topic.
Tech Briefs by NASA. Each month NASA reports
to industry new commercially significant technologies
they uncover in their work so industry can increase
productivity and profitability!
Technologies by HMS. This site provides a good,
brief summary of many commonly used industrial network
types. See links under Industrial Networks on left sidebar
Instrumented Systems by Emerson Process Management.
A complete online SIS Course!
is the organization to join if you work in the
controls industry. The organization's website is an
invaluable source of technical information for both
nonmembers and members alike. This week we focus on
the technical communities portion of the web site. Pick
a community and browse topics presented by leading industry
experts. Then browse the links in the left sidebar...
you will be impressed!
101 by Danfoss. A series of tutorials covering the
basics of theory and application of variable frequency
Tutorials by Lantronix. A series of tutorials
designed to provide"a solid foundation and understanding
of basic networking protocols and techniques as well
as serial to Ethernet/802.11 device server technology".
Lantronix has done an excellent job of fullfilling their
Technical Information by PCB Piezotronics.
A site detoted to how piezotronic sensors work! Articles
cover general piezotronic theory, piezotronic pressure
sensors, force sensors, and accelerometers, with additional
articles covering specific issues.
Motors 101 by Machine
Design. Great educational articles
on all types of motors and a listing of motor suppliers.
If you are intrested in electric motors, this is a site
you won't want to miss!
Technical References by IDC Technologies. A wealth
of well written articles covering relevant topics in
instrumentation, electrical, electronic engineering,
IT, and project management. This is one of the best
collections of useful data we have seen on the web.
(Free registration is required).
of Sensing Training Manual
by Allen Bradley. A thorough discussion of presence
sesing components including limit switches and proximity
sensors, including application basics, charcteristics,
System Fundamentals by Athena.
A well illustrated article describing a basic temperature
control system including details on temperature sensors,
control modes, and final control devices.
Reference Center by Machine
Design. An oustanding non-vendor specific
site offereing a wealth of sensor information, articles,
and a supplier directory. Topics include magnetic sensing,
proximity sensors, optical shaft encoders, linear encoders,
light sensors, accelerometers, and much more. Machine
Design has done an excellent job!
An entire Fluid Mechanics course
from the University of Ballarat/Leeds_UK
in Static Fluids
of Stepping Motors: A Tutorial
by Douglas Jones/ University
of Iowa. Basic
principles of stepping motors and their associated controls
including software architecture.
Parmer Technical Information
by Cole Parmer. An
entire library of excellent articles covering industrial
process control, fluid handling, electrochemistry, laboratory
practices, and more.
Controllers Reference Center
by Machine Design/Penton. Tons of resources for motion
control system designers including tutorials, technical
articles, and links to equipment suppliers.
by National Instruments. This
is a "must visit"
site containing a wealth of information concerning
measurement technology. A series of tutorials cover
topics in analog, digital, RF & microwave measurement,
data acquistion, and sensor technology.
Communications eLearning Module
by Yaskawa. Download this excellent audio/visual presentation
describing the fundamentals of network communications.
Analytical Testing and Measurement
by Hach. A number of very good articles on process analytical
topics including pH, conductivity, and other analytical
issues. Also be sure to check out the Information Central
and Support sections in the left side bar for more information.
Application and Reference Handbook
by Mead. Helpful reference information reguarding fluid
power applications. (The download may take a few moments,
so please be patient)
by Grant Wilson. A comprehensive set of study notes
prepared by Mr. Wilson in preparation for the Microsoft
MCSE certification exam.
by IDC Technologies. Numerous
excellent articles covering a variety of instrumentation
and process control topics. The site also includes topics
in data communications, IT, project management, and
electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering.
for Process Control
University. A very well written course covering
introductory concepts of temperature, flow, and pressure
sensors, analyzers, and control valves. Well done McMaster
Danaher Motion. Over 100 web pages covering topics including
cabling, connectivity, drives, feedback, motion controller,
motors, and safety.
Code Digest by
Cooper Crouse- Hinds. This publication discusses the
hazardous location requirements of the National Electrical
Code. Topics include hazardous location ratings, methods
of protection, equipment, maintenance, and reference
material. The publication is based on an American standard
however the principles discussed are applicable to other
jurisdictions as well.
by Honeywell Sesotec. A 95 page manual covering accelerometers,
load cells, pressure sensors, and torque sensors.
Nuclear Power Fundamentals
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Volume 3 of 3 and Instrumentation
and Control Volume 1 of 2 by Integrated
These are excellent training manuals covering temperature,
pressure, level, flow, and radiation detection sensors
and circuitry, process control theory, controllers,
by Contemporary Controls. A vendor neutral course on
the basics of industrial ethernet.
Center for Telecommunications Technology
by Springfield Technical Community College. This site
contains numerous tutorials concerning basic electronics,
fiber optics, computing and programming, math, physics
Directory Submitted Articles
Directory. This web page contains a number of excellect
technical articles regarding flow meters. The site contains
a wealth of commercial and non-commercial data and claims
to be "the most comprehensive web portal on flowmeter
- This website is packed with communications and connectivity
resources including tutorials
on IEEE-488, fiber optic, and copper data cabling, a
very good glossary
of communications terms, and many application tips.
Newsletter of the Seattle Robotics Society. This site
provides robotics related technical information, projects,
product reviews and contests. Not only is it informative,
it is fun!
- This organization offers their online opinion on a
variety of technical topics based on their experience
as consultants in the process controls and lab automation
industries. Their views are interesting, informative,
and sometimes surprising and intended to be unbiased
resource to assist all in industry. In addition, they
provide a wealth of links to good automation resources!
ISA Standard - Manufacturing and Control Systems Security
- ISA - ISA permits free downloading of 2 recently published
standards and 2 draft standards regarding methods of
securing manufacturing and control systems
Web Based Training
by Profibus International - A very good animated graphic
presentation with audio describing the fundamentals,
application, and limitations of Profibus. After navigating
to the site, and clicking on the tool bar on the left
side of the page, you have to wait patiently for the
animation to download.
Interfaces for Instrumentation Systems
- Dr. C. Williams - University of Exiter, School of
Physics - A well written description of RS-232, RS-422,
RS-423 and RS-485, IEEE-488 (GPIB), IEEE-1394 (FireWire),
USB (Universal Serial Bus) protocols.
Signal Conditioning Seminar
- Analog Devices - A reference
book describing sensors and signal conditioning circuits.
Topics include bridge circuits, amplifiers, strain,
force, pressure and flow measurements, position, motion,
temperature, ADCs, smart sensors and hardware design
Modules - Yaskawa
Electric - Numerous audio and visual presentations describing
a variety of communication and motion control topics.
Although most mention the manufacturer's equipment,
much of the information is non-vendor specific describing
fundamental principles in a clear and concise manner.
See also additional
- Clearly written articles describing communication
protocol including ethernet, serial communications,
modbus, and more
Technical Education Self Study Courses
& M/ Siemens
- Numerous good self study courses including basics
of PLCs, Sensors, Motion Control, Electrical Power Distribution
and more. Although discussions are written to include
Siemens equipment, the information presented is applicable
to equipment regardless of manufacturer. Courses are
well written, illustrated, and definitely worth investigation.
Energy Center - A
site designed to help keep building control system designers
and owners abreast of developments concerning design,
installation, operation, and manintenance of DDC systems.
Introduction to Neural Computing
- Computer Associates
Basics - Hart
Communication Foundation - A very good short
tutorial on the basics of HART communications complete
with a test at the end.
and Temperature Control
of Exeter - C. Williams
- Pepperl & Fuchs - Site includes engineering tools
(wire gauge calculator, unit convertor, etc), references
(enclosure ratings, cable references, intrinsic safety,
hazardous locations), articles and white papers, links
to standards organizations, and more.
Protection Technical Application Notes
- MTL Surge Technologies. This site contains a number
of very good articles describing the basic principles
of lightning and surge protection applied to electical,
electronic, and communication systems including hazardous
Control Lecture Notes
- Dr. Thomas Edgar - University of Texas
Sarco Learning Centre
- An excellent leaning center focusing on using steam
in industrial applications
Tips on Buying a SCADA System
- Control Systems International - F. Kling. This article
provides good purchasing advice applicable to those
making any type of major equipment purchase.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Engineering - Each week Control Engineering
provides a very useful brief article on control system
basics. Topics last month included: Learning Level Sensing
Technologies, Power-switching Device Aronyms, Picking
a Robot Controller, Barcode Scanning Basics, and Protecting
Summary of Class I, II and III Hazardous (classified)
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. - A summary of technical
issues relating to hazardous location classifications
in the United States, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere.
If you deal with hazardous locations, this site is a
- Industrial Automation
- Look under the tutorials section near the bottom of
the page and download an excellent tutorial on the AS
- A very good collection of illustrated articles describing
instrumentation and control issues including, temperature,
pressure, level, flow, position sensing, motors and
- Phoenix Contact - Several tutorials about overvoltage
protection, power supplies, data transmission and more.
Click on General downloads on the left side to select
the course from the list. To install the software, just
download and extract the ZIP file on your Harddisk and
start the Programm "Start.exe". Be sure to
click on the UK/USA flag for the English version.
-Fisher Controls - This is an excellent valve reference
manual, a must download!
My thanks to ControlGlobal
for mentioning it in their magazine.
- Provides free information about standards and technologies
used in Process Control and Industrial Automation -
Measurement, Instrumentation, Control Systems, Fieldbus,
Advanced Control, etc
Nearly three dozen articles on process control optomization,
tuning, control valves and much more.
Flow Measurement Theory
- Emerson Process Management - This tutorial provides
a great illustrated mini-tutorial on flowmeters, transmitters,
and the operating principle for coriolis flowmeters.
Information from John Shaw - Mr. Shaw, a process
control engineer with over 25 years industrial experience
provides information about process control, particularly
the PID control algorithm, controller tuning, cascade
control, ratio control, and other topics. Although the
site clearly promotes the author's publications (we
all have to eat), his articles are clearly written,
concise, and well illustrated.
Information from Thermo-electric. This site provides
numerous articles on thermocouples, thermowells, RTD's,
and other temperature, piping, and electrical topics
The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society
- Published by ISA,
the premier trade organization for control and automation
professionals, this site provides excellent articles
on control fundamentals, sensors, safety, standards,
technology, industry news, and more. If you only join
one trade organization as a control or automation professional,
make it ISA.
Center - Control Engineering - This
is an excellent controls resource web site including
e-books, tutorials, white papers and much more. Although
typically a paid subscription is required to visit the
resource center, free 7 day trial periods are available.
Definitely take the time to check this site out.
and Practice of pH Measurement - Control Global/Rosemount
Analytical - The
booklet describes the theory of measuring pH and how
to avoid common application problems.
Technical Reference Series - Omega - A
four volume illustrated technical reference series including
historical review, theory, and applications of infrared
temperature, data acquisition, pressure, and force instrumentation.
Control Articles, Software Reviews - ExperTune
This is a site dedicated
to loop control and contains a huge assortment of quality
resources including on-line videos, introductory tutorials,
articles and white papers concerning tuning and optimization
Manufacturing Systems with PLC's - Grand Valley
State University/Dr. H. Jack. This
book is a thorough and comprehensive PLC resource. It
was updated in January 2005 and has been downloaded
over 88,000 times.
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