Technical Applications Blog

Technical Applications Blog

Choose Thermocouple or RTD when using Temperature Sensor Transmitters?

That is the Question Or perhaps, thermistor? By Mike M, Inside Technical Sales Representative, Process Automation Products In the process manufacturing and even R&D / test world, temperature measurement and monitoring is one of the more common and widely applied applications. As a manufacturer of temperature transmitters, Acromag covers a wide range of sensor input transmitters…

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What is Ethernet: Key Terms & Concepts

Ethernet: The IEEE 802.3 protocol standard. It defines a system of interconnecting multiple devices to form a Local Area Network (LAN) for communicating and sharing information/resources. DHCP / Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol: One means of assigning IP addresses to network devices automatically. (As opposed to static IP address assignment inside the device itself). Gateway: A device…

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Flow Meter Pulse or Analog Signals

Twin Totalizers Send Your Flow Meter Pulse or Analog Signals to the Network for Metering or IIoT Remote Monitoring By Mike, Inside Technical Sales Manager Many applications call for converting flow meter pulse or analog DC current signals to an Ethernet network to extend the remote monitoring and control application. In the age of energy…

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What’s the Difference Between Sinking and Sourcing? 4-20mA Current Loop Isolators

By Mike, Inside Technical Sales Representative Sinking, sourcing, active, passive, powered, resistive, two-wire, four-wire, what’s the diff?! One of the most called for products in the process I/O field are our 4-20mA current loop isolators for interfacing field device to control device. There’s a need for galvanic isolation, as well as matching up I/O sinking/sourcing requirements of…

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What is EtherNet/IP? Acromag White Paper

Getting Started with EtherNet/IP If you’re looking for Ethernet/IP modules click here to see a full list This article will go over the operation of EtherNet/IP™ (EtherNet Industrial Protocol) as it relates to Acromag Series 900EN-60xx, XTxxx2-xxx, and NT expandable Series remote I/O modules. You can download a copy of the EtherNet/IP Standard, from the…

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How to Monitor Temperature in a Production Furnace

An Acromag Solutions Video Application Note A manufacturer of specialty furnaces needs to monitor their temperature control, provide warnings/alarms for temperature near fault conditions, and document consistent temperatures throughout the sintering process. Click here to download How to Monitor Temperature in a Production Furnace Click on the AcroMaggie video below to learn How to Monitor…

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Why Do I Need Signal Isolation?

Examining the important aspects of signal isolation; what it does, why we need it, and how to test for it. Acromag is in the business of signal conditioning. We manufacture circuits that amplify, isolate, filter, and convert one signal form to another. Most of these circuits also provide electrical isolation. However, added isolation has a…

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What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC?

APZU FPGA-based digital I/O modules provide programmable Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC This is a brief overview of some of Acromag’s APZU FPGA Zynq® UltraScale+™ with MPSoC products, as well as the features of AcroPack Zinq UltraScale+, the carrier boards that host AcroPack mezzanine modules. We’ll highlight some of the development tools, the engineering design kit,…