DCS vs. PLC: Selecting the Right Platform for Your Application

Despite much of the argument that has persisted through the years, distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are not mutually exclusive technologies. When the end-use application serves as the basis for making a sound decision, the selection process becomes more efficient, and a more effective outcome results. This white paper provides general…

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Homerun Project

One interesting project our Industrial group has been working on recently is the control panels for a company that does lighting for recreational parks. Though this project may initially sound like an average lighting controls project, it actually has some unique features that make it more impressive than typical lighting jobs This particular project is specifically…

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Water Energy Nexus Described in “WaterWorld” Article

We typically think of water and electricity as elements that don’t play well together. But in the real world of wastewater treatment, there is a significant intersection of water and energy, called the “water energy nexus.” It is this relationship that is described in an article written for WWEMA (Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association)…

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How the Automation Alliance Group Membership Benefits Our OEM Customers

Two recent examples within our OEM group have demonstrated the immense value of Automation Alliance Group membership to us and our customers. In one case, our OEM customer asked us to provide a quote for project startup costs. The project location would have required two travel days per week for a Revere person, meaning only three days of actual…

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