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What are PID Tuning Parameters?

What are PID Tuning Parameters?

In this article, you will learn about PID Tuning Parameters through a few practical examples. PID is an acronym for Proportional, Integral, and Derivative. A PID controller is a device that is used to control a process. The controller can be a physical, stand-alone...

Introduction to ET 200SP Base Unit (Overview & Usage)

Introduction to ET 200SP Base Unit (Overview & Usage)

This article will answer two important questions for you;  1. What is an ET 200SP Base Unit? 2. How can you install and use this device in your system? Like you’ve come to expect from all RealPars articles, this article is packed with relevant information that you can...

What is a Vibration Sensor? | Types of Vibration Sensors

What is a Vibration Sensor? | Types of Vibration Sensors

In this article, we are going to talk about the different types of vibration, the different types of vibration sensors, and how to choose a vibration sensor based on parameters. For optimum performance of the machines, it is necessary to continuously monitor the...

What is a Level Sensor? | Types of Level Sensors

What is a Level Sensor? | Types of Level Sensors

When you get in your car to go on a drive you often look at your gas gauge, which is a type of a level sensor. Industries use several different types of level sensors to detect their products. In this article, we are going to talk about the different types of level...

What is SCADA? (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)

What is SCADA? (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)

The SCADA acronym stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. When considering this term, you can conjure varying images and you should.A SCADA system is a collection of both software and hardware components that allow supervision and control of plants, both...

What is the Difference between VFD and Soft Starter?

What is the Difference between VFD and Soft Starter?

In previous articles, we have talked about variable frequency drives (VFD) and soft starters. If you need a refresher on the detailed working of either a VFD or Soft Starter be sure to look back at those articles by clicking the links below. What is a VFD? What is a...

What is DCS? (Distributed Control System)

What is DCS? (Distributed Control System)

In this video and article, we are going to do a deep dive into the DCS and discuss some of the why’s and how’s associated with the DCS. Let’s first clarify for the purpose of this lesson, what we mean by DCS. Over the years, the term DCS has evolved from the original...

What is a Soft Starter?

What is a Soft Starter?

There are quite different methods for starting an electric motor such as “Direct On Line (DOL)”, “Star-Delta”, “Auto Transformer”, “Primary Resistor”, or using solid-state power electronic devices such as “VFD” or “Soft Starter”. Every single method has its own...

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