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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

Comparison of Thermal Buffer Effectiveness
This paper presents a study conducted by CAS DataLoggers that examines the behavior of RTD probes in various thermal buffers in refrigerator and freezer applications. Specifying the methodologies and equipment used in the experiment, the paper details how the test was performed with freezer/refrigerator setup, series 3 dataTaker DT85 universal...
7 Ways Automation & Control Can Streamline Your Process: How DAQ Systems Can Improve Process Quality and Lower Costs
Highlighting that automation is revolutionizing industrial process and production in every job sector and application, this paper explains how sophisticated data acquisition systems could capture and process data at extremely high speeds and accuracy. It states that the company's high performance real time ADwin DAQ systems are capable of parallel...
Basic Techniques for Accurate Resistance Measurement: Reduce Measurement Errors in Your Application
Highlighting the concerns of different users working in accurate resistance measurement applications, this paper presents basic measuring techniques that reduces error and improve accuracy at low, mid and high resistance ranges. It details how properly-configured universal input data logger aids in low-resistance measurement, high-resistance...
Computers Deliver a Wealth of Data at Rugged Job Sites
Over viewing the inception and growth of Layne Christensen Company in the field of drilling technology for water treatment and construction projects, this paper states that the company needed a solution which would aid the operator in knowing all the drilling and injecting parameter at the same time. It explains how Noax C12 computer with its 12"...

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