8 Most Popular 'Real Answers' Discussions Among Readers

Based on reader interaction and metrics, here are our most helpful and popular Real Answers discussions.

By Control Design

On a regular basis, we receive industry questions from readers, which we pose back to the community to round up the best advice available. Some of these questions have sparked informative discussions, benefitting not only our readers but also us on the Control Design team.

Based on reader interaction and metrics, here are our most helpful and popular Real Answers discussions.

1. Learning IEC 61131-3 Programming Languages

A system integrator asks our readers about receiving education on object-based programming.

2. How Do We Synchronize Motor Speeds?

Can AC motors and DC motors run at the same pace?

3. How Can We Reduce the Noise?

Alternatives to help sort out the best course of action for resolving electrical noise interference from motors and drives that affect sensor signals and HMI.

4. Can I/O from Different Vendors Be Easily Mixed and Matched with One PLC Processor? 

Can we easily mix and match I/O from different vendors with one PLC processor, providing that PLC processor contains industry standard digital network interfaces? Are they any gotchas?

5. How Do We Tone Down Machine Device Chatter?

Are there standard or standard-based approaches to filter networked hardware and components nuisances?

6. How Much Programming Expertise Do We Need to Integrate Robots in our Machines?

Should cost and connection questions on robotics hinder our integration plans?

7. What's a Wireless Ethernet Standard?

There are many "standards" on the wireless side. What's analogous to wired ethernet in terms of widespread industrial acceptance? 

8. Don't Let New Motor Rules Agitate You 

A machine builder needs to know why his company has to modify its machine design.

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