Submitted by scechowski on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 11:51
Today's machine builders face a growing litany of design and build specifications, and must provide support, troubleshooting and maintenance services that marry them to users for the operating lifetime of their machines.
We do a lot of controls upgrades including panels with a lot of old mechanical relays. Our first response is to simply replace them all via PLCs. Some of the non-variable functions, though, are ideal for relays, and many of the installations are in high-EMI areas where relays do better...
RFID technology is changing the way nuclear plants are assuring the safety of their guards and communities. Georgia-based iQuest has implemented a safer, more foolproof system that enables guards to verify the identity of a carload of people without ever leaving their stations.