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    welcome to the forum Im sure you can be a good...

    welcome to the forum Im sure you can be a good asset here
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    really amusing fact

    I found out that these56like to eat these57

    had a deep snow fall the other day and it covered the lights completely!
    My neighbor asked me to clean the sidewalk and forgot the lights were there!:o
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    became a trainer

    since Im due for retirement soon the boss finally decided to make me a trainer(as well as my other duties).
    and evidently the system management program and procedure changes i have implemented has...
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    easy resource to learn allen bradley

    heres a resource to introduce and learn allen bradley plc
    if you purchase the trainer you actually get the micrologic plc and indicator lights,
    but you can integrate your own sensors and relays,...
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    generally with a lot of control products you can...

    generally with a lot of control products you can get a lot of information directly from their websites.
    a lot of them have the manuals you can download as pdf.
    you can also google types of control...
  6. Thread: R&D is crucial

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    sadly the ongoing trend of most factories is to...

    sadly the ongoing trend of most factories is to phase out R&D as a redundant and useless expenditure in favour of slapdash decisions expecting everything to be perfect out of the box.
    is it any...
  7. Thread: Wiring

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    correction/ addition on above post, dc wiring:...

    correction/ addition on above post,
    dc wiring: white with colored stripe (signal return from sensors) with color reffering to sensor, but this is also dependent on manufacturer specs as no 2...
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    arduino processors and raspberry PI

    The Arduino uno and the starter kit from oomlout is a great little gadget to introduce you to the world of
    microprocessor automation, robotics, and cybernetics.
    This is an experimenting platform...
  9. Thread: R&D is crucial

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    R&D is crucial

    in designing a system R&D is a crucial aspect.
    one cannot design a control system with out it.
    actually seeing the environment, measuring all dimensions, taking into consideration all scenarios,...
  10. welcome Im not an expert myself but then im...

    welcome
    Im not an expert myself but then im still learning but we can help as much as we can.
    research as much as you can from the manufacturers websites and possible classes
    I generally work...
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    Sticky: that would be kind of difficult because of...

    that would be kind of difficult because of different supply houses and sites having different price markup and tax scenarios.
    then you have to factor in the competition (what could you save by using...
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    old post i know the problem with this is that...

    old post i know

    the problem with this is that there are many calling for the standardization of hardware design and specifications, this indeed would solve a lot of problems but you would need to...
  13. correction to my prior post the arduino is...

    correction to my prior post the arduino is programmed in c language primarily
    but its still a great device to learn programming
    I have yet to pick up a raspberry PI to try it out
    the key thing is...
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    nail on the head there! don't be afraid to seek...

    nail on the head there!
    don't be afraid to seek education elsewhere or employment elsewhere if need be!
    in the world of industry you will have your share of bosses who will jump at the chance to...
  15. java programming language is a great tool for...

    java programming language is a great tool for automation, if you haven't gotten one yet pick up an arduino processor and kits.
    there are a lot of neat little projects you can build and design. its...
  16. Thread: Wiring

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    industry standards are (or was) ac: split phase,...

    industry standards are (or was)
    ac: split phase, (black) leg 1, (red) leg 2, (white) neutral, (green or bare copper) protective ground or earth conductor.
    3 phase (black) phase 1, (orange) phase 2,...
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    you could also add an edit button beside the...

    you could also add an edit button beside the reply button
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    don't get me wrong on this Im not totally against...

    don't get me wrong on this Im not totally against percentage based bonuses, as they can indeed spur a facility to produce more!
    my only problem with it is that there is such a large potential for...
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    hopefully will be more soon as im introducing the...

    hopefully will be more soon as im introducing the site to some other guys at work( young and upcoming technicians)
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    there are a lot of ways to integrate hardware but...

    there are a lot of ways to integrate hardware but it takes a fair bit of knowledge in digital and analog communication,
    with the use of plc/slc and the proper modules this becomes easy.
    you will...
  21. of course this cranks our engineer off a bit...

    of course this cranks our engineer off a bit :D(hes an avid windows fanboy and says he hs no use for linux)
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    the importance of proper program design

    I cannot stress enough the importance of proper design and testing of your plc/slc program as well as proper documentation.
    when our company first started using plc the program writers would just...
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    having the certifications is definitely a plus...

    having the certifications is definitely a plus but those guys are only half correct!
    classes and schooling teaches you what things do in perfect conditions and a limited amount of troubleshooting...
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    if you could get rid of the time constraint on...

    if you could get rid of the time constraint on the forum it would be helpful!
    when i have a lengthy response or post its a pain to have to log in again just to post the answer
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    for the most part part i do not use drawing...

    for the most part part i do not use drawing software for anything more complex than flow diagrams!
    due to the limitations of the programs i have little patience for them.(I'm a grumpy old fart)!...
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