Articles Archives - 2011

ICP DAS USA provides technical articles to help you find your Industrial Control and Data Acquisition needs.

Wireless Technology

3 Ethernet Based Relay Output Devices

Web based relay output modules are flexible and easy to use solutions. They allow you to trigger a remote relay device from any location through a standard web browser like Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Web based relay output devices feature a web server for configuration, monitoring and control. Modbus TCP communication over Ethernet provides for easy use with SCADA and other monitoring and control software through drivers.

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Wireless Technology

New Wireless Technology and Profitable Applications

Wireless capabilities have launched a whole new platform for monitoring and control of equipment and processes. It has many advantages and benefits over conventional wire and fiber systems. Already many wireless control systems are being used and growing and expanding every day. The advantages are to enticing to go any other way.

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Web Based SCADA

5 Steps for Network Enabling Serial Devices

Many instruments and devices like card readers, PLC’s, power meters and data acquisition modules support RS-232 and RS-485 communication. RS-232 and RS-485 Serial Device Servers offer the flexibility and convenience of Internet enabling serial devices. Internet enabling allows you to communicate with serial devices from remote locations or over Ethernet networks. Most serial devices can interface with Windows based data acquisition software through Virtual COM ports.

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Power Monitoring

Power Monitoring and SCADA for Building and Facility Automation Systems

Going green can have two meanings one from an environmental point of view and the other is green dollars or money. Money is more digital now, but getting the green still has its meaning. The use of automation and power monitoring can be instrumental in gaining both versions of green.

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Web Based SCADA

How to Set Up a Web Based SCADA System

Checking the status of an automation system over a web page is convenient and often necessary in this fast paced, always changing, always evolving world. Turning a light or valve on or off from a computer at your home or office can save you time and money in comparison to traveling out to sites for status and maintenance.

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economical solutions

Economical Solutions from Automation

As we enter a cost conscious world, where there is a need for higher profitability, the call for automation is increasing. The cost reduction atmosphere being generated and increased by a recession is creating a more amplified need for better competitive positions. Costs are usually affiliated with requirements of the desired product or service. Many companies adhering to manual or outdated machine systems may find themselves in a non-competitive position or forced into a lower profitability.

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economical touchscreen

5 Ways You Can Remotely Access Your Applications

The ability to remotely access data is very convenient. You can save yourself time by not having to go visit an application site if you do things like can check the status, close a valve, adjust temperature or turn lights off from a remote location. You can save money on travel expenses or on major repairs since you can also set your system up so you can get alarms via email or text message before any damage like a flood can occur.

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data logging article

5 Ways you can do Data Logging in Less than 5 Minutes

Logging data has many benefits. It can help you to save energy, be more efficient, solve a problem or find a trend. There are may different ways you can log data like with a simple data logger, an embedded controller or with data acquisition modules connected to your PC. You can log at time intervals like every minute or every hour. Most of these systems take about 5 minutes to set up.

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