Tags: automation

  • May 08, 2012
    Remotely Updating Programs Panasonic can help companies easily make updates to a PLC program for remotely located end users. In the case of program improvements or fixes, it’s important not to give the ability to view or modify their proprietary programming logic. There are a few ways to do this, such as using a GT Series HMI SD Card slot, or FPLoader.
  • February 03, 2012
    A5 Servo Notch FilterThis video demonstrates the A5 Servo's Notch filter function. This is useful for vibration suppression by eliminating harmonic frequencies. Check out Panasonic's YouTube Channel for more product videos.
  • January 05, 2012
    PID Tuning Tuning a control loop, or PID, is the adjustment of its control parameters (gain/proportional band, integral gain/reset, and derivative gain/rate) to the optimum values for the desired control response. Stability, or bounded oscillation, is a basic requirement, however different systems have different behavior, different applications have different requirements, and requirements may conflict with one another.
  • November 03, 2011
    Speed Control Loop A good example of a speed control loop is the action taken when adjusting the speed of the belt (or conveyor) to maintain the speed at a desired RPM (or Travel Time). This typically involves an encoder mounted on the belt/conveyor, connected to a PLC high-speed counter (HSC), used as a feedback to measure its speed.
  • November 01, 2011
  • October 25, 2011
    Sensing Ranges Why do Sensing Ranges vary depending on their make-up when using Diffusing Sensing? A diffuse/reflective sensor shines its light onto a sensing object and detects the object by how strong the light (intensity) is reflected back.                                                          
  • October 18, 2011
    Temperature Controller A temperature controller is a device that one can employ to provide a consistent temperature in their process. Panasonic temperature controllers have a PID function to calculate an appropriate counter response to fluctuations in the process.
  • September 26, 2011
    Inverting The Logic Of An Output