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Nov 2, 2015
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Stopping Power of Function Blocks (.PDF Download)  

When designing a control system, where the safety system is to be networked, where would you start? To understand the basis for safe motion control, the first place to look would be the PLCopen safety standard. This would give you a vendor-neutral look at the functionality available to programmers and how to implement it in the control architecture. Most controls engineers are comfortable using the PLCopen standard for the motion functions in a system and may have even written their own functions......More
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Oct 30, 2015
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What’s the Difference Between Conduction, Convection, and Radiation? (.PDF Download)  

Heat transfer is the physical act of thermal energy being exchanged between two systems by dissipating heat. Temperature and the flow of heat are the basic principles of heat transfer. The amount of thermal energy available is determined by the temperature, and the heat flow represents movement of thermal energy... Register or Sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable....More
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