Industrial

Mon
02
May
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May the FORTH be with Opto22 PAC and Linux

Opto22 PAC programmed using FORTH in Linux

INDUSTRIAL CONTROLLERS: PAC,PLC & LINUX

Linux support for industrial hardware like PAC or PLC, in the case of the big and well known brands is basically non-existent. Some hardware is based on "exotic" architectures, however the vast majority have in their guts an x86 or ARM based system (Linux friendly architectures!), but the development and management tools remain developed for Windows operating system!

There are so many reasons (commercial, technical, philosophic) that perpetuates same situation. Searching on the web, we can find some PLC/PAC related applications developed for Linux, but practically all of them are communication drivers (for the open and well documented protocols!) , developed by enthusiasts

Tue
09
Feb
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Temperature measurement with RTD PT100 4-20mA transmitter and arduino

Picture of a RTD PT100 connected to a 4-20 mA transmitter sending data to a computer

RTD

In the industrial world where broad temperature ranges and harsh working environment are predominant, the use of Thermocouples and RTDs are very common. All of them have their respective pros and cons, (there isn't an absolute winner) the final application and working conditions are who decide which one is better in every specific case

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