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An instrument is an engineering device used for identifying, measuring, recording, or controlling the value of a given quantity. There is a diverse variety of industrial instruments, many of them highly specialized and designed for specific applications. Speedometers, scales, and clocks are examples of fairly common instruments used to measure velocity, weight, and time, respectively. But engineers and manufacturers also rely on more specialized equipment, such as galvanometers for calculating electrical current or hydraulic regulators for controlling applied pressure. Such instruments are not only helpful, but often necessary for many industrial projects.


Controls are used to manage industrial machinery, tools, or processes to ensure that the elements within a given project function properly on their own or in coordination with one another. This type of management can involve analysis of a system's output, or reactive measures to adjust workflow. For example, a control valve can regulate the pressure, volume, or direction of flow in a transmission system, while a mainframe control panel provides users with an interface for directing computer operations.A membrane switch is an electrical switch for turning a circuit on and off. Both manual and automated controls, such as CNC, are used in industrial processes.

Guides

An Introduction to Temperature Controls
This article discusses the overall use of temperature controls in manufacturing and the different kinds of controls available.
Different Types of Air Filters
Ionic, HEPA, carbon, and UV light air filters are effective methods for filtering air in various applications.
How Gas Detectors Work
Gas detectors are devices integral to workplace safety that monitor toxic and combustible gases. Here is an overview of gas detector functions, technologies and examples of where they are utilized.
Laboratory Glassware: Types of Laboratory Flasks
Flasks are useful tools for containing liquid and performing mixing, heating, cooling, precipitation, condensation and other processes.

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White Papers

Pulse(TM) Case Study: Partnership for Manufacturing Excellence
This paper presents the company profile of Harper's client, and highlights that sustaining a safe, reliable and competitively positioned operational excellence, while delivering a high quality product, as the key objective of the company. It lists short term objectives like rebuilding production lines, tailoring training program for site...
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...

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