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How to Size Pneumatic Actuators Pneumatic actuators come in many design types, but all share the same need for basic understanding of how their torque operates a valve. Whether you size a valve yourself, or you get someone else to do it, accuracy is critical. Incorrectly sizing an actuator can…

How to Select a Solenoid Valve for Operating a Shutoff Valve Which solenoid valve do you need to control your pneumatic shutoff valve? Direct mounted, remote mounted, three-way, four-way, five-way, AC, DC, normally open, normally closed? So many choices and what does all this mean? I just want to open…

How to Automate an Existing Manual Valve Sometimes requirements change and it becomes necessary to replace an existing manual process valve with an automated on/off or control valve. But, before you pull the old valve out of service and replace it with a new valve, you may want to consider automating your existing…

A Phased Migration from Siemens APACS to Siemens PCS 7 Siemens announced the start of the “cancellation” phase of APACS products in 2011. If you still have APACS hardware running your plant, then there’s a good chance that you’ve started looking at migration options, and Siemens recommends the SIMATIC PCS…

Siemens PCS 7 Tools – Tag Types, Object View, and SFC Types When creating or expanding your Siemens PCS 7 project, there are several bulk systems engineering tools available to assist in the process to optimize efficiency, organization, and future flexibility. In this article, we’ll cover: Process Tag Types Process…

How to Migrate from APACS to Siemens PCS 7 Since Siemens acquired Moore Products in 2000, they have dutifully supplied the hardware for the very popular APACS Control System. However, APACS was announced “mature” in 2010 with planned support running through September 2020. The support will not abruptly end on…

Setting up an iFIX 5.8 ALL-IN-1 Terminal Server/SCADA/HMI Node If you’re looking to combine multiple stand-alone HMI’s onto the same server, you can save some time and frustration from combining graphics, attempting to separate out each stations screens, and view conditions by creating an All-In-one Terminal Server/SCADA/HMI with individual clients. …

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