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Automation is a method of controlling machines or equipment through electronic and automatic devices with as little human interference as possible. It has become especially prevalent within the industrial manufacturing field due to rapid innovations in computerized technology. Automated systems were developed as a way to minimize human error and maximize production efficiency, and they can take on many forms. From computer-controlled test equipment to automatically operated household appliances, automation can serve as a substitute for manual control in numerous ways. It has become an important part of both commercial and private life, and its range of applications only continues to grow.

Like automated systems, electronics technology is becoming more advanced and expanding its field of use. Electronic systems largely deal with device applications and electrical power distribution. But despite significant technical progress, electronics still focuses on the same fundamental aspects it encompassed since its beginnings in the nineteenth century: inputs, signal processors, and outputs.

Guides

Electric Double-Layer Capacitors (Supercapacitors)
Despite their apparent similarity to batteries, capacitors are actually designed and used in markedly different ways. A capacitor is an energy storage device that, unlike a battery, generates an electrical field between two parallel conductor plates.
Electrical Standoff Insulators
Although standoff insulators perform an ancillary function within most electrical systems, they can be critical for maintaining a devices operational capability.
Harmonic Oscillators Buying Guide
Oscillator circuits produce repetitive signals to control periodic activities of devices like watches and lights. Harmonic oscillators are a type of oscillator that produces these signals at a steady rate.
Inductors
This article offers a brief introduction to how inductors work, as well as several common types of inductor cores. Basic applications are also discussed.

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White Papers

How to Use Temperature Data Loggers to Simplify Warehouse Storage; Wireless and UHF RFID Temperature Dataloggers Save Time and Money
Reviewing the use of temperature data loggers in warehouses, this paper presents few useful factors addressed by CAS dataloggers which are to be considered while opting a temperature monitoring system. It explains that selection of data logger and type of temperature sensor depends upon the equipment or room which is to be monitored, and...
How to Prevent IE8 Graphing Issues with Accsense Monitoring Systems; Graph Data in Real Time with Accsense Wireless Systems
Highlighting that changes in internet explorer 8 and above is causing some issues in Accsense monitoring system web interface while loading historical graphs of users' data, this paper discusses about the solution offered by Accsense in order to solve this issue. It presents internet explorer's compatibility mode as a solution for IE8 graphing...
How Your Plant Can Lower Its Bills Using Power Factor Correction; Identify Savings and Improve Efficiency by Measuring Your PF
Focusing on Power Factor (PF) and its effect on factory's power bill, this paper highlights that substantial savings and greater equipment efficiency can be achieved by measuring factory's PF and applying suitable PF correction techniques. It explains how the three electrical power aspects namely real, reactive and apparent power are used to...
Playing it Safe with a Chip
This paper briefs about the quality management system practiced at one of the largest mustard maker in Dusseldorf, Lowensenf, where a secure access management system is tested and chosen to prevent the improper operation of QM system and the packaging unit. It states that protecting the system parameters such as password functions has become a...

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