Monday, November 23, 2015

Connecting Modbus Transmitter to USB Converter

Multivariable Industrial Transmitter
EJX910 Multivariable Transmitter
Courtesy Yokogawa
Industrial process measurement and control utilizes transmitters in abundance. There may be instances where, for convenience or due to equipment changes, the output signal from the transmitter will need to be converted to a different protocol or format. Yokogawa has produced an instructional video showing, in a clear and understandable way, how to install a signal converter on their EJX910 Multivariable Transmitter. While the instructional video shows a conversion from Modbus to USB, the knowledge and understanding gathered from the short video will help you to meet other signal conversion challenges that may arise in your facility.

Your investment of five minutes to watch the video will generate returns by increasing your understanding and allowing you to move forward with confidence when a signal conversion task inevitably comes up. More information on signal conversion products, as well as process measurement transmitters, is available from an application specialist. Enlisting their help to generate solutions to your industrial measurement and control requirements is also a good investment of your time.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Liquid Density Measurement for Industrial Process Control

Yokogawa Liquid Density Meter
DM8 Liquid Density Meter
Courtesy Yokogawa
Density is certainly a fundamental physical attribute of any liquid that is the subject of a process control operation. The ability to accurately measure liquid density in a process application is achievable using specially applied technology from Yokogawa.

The company's latest version, the model DM8, is a vibration type liquid density analyzer with reliable, multi-function operation. It is the culmination of manufacturing and density measurement technology experience extending back over 40 years. The DM8 employs a converter with an incorporated microprocessor to directly convert sensor frequency signals into displayed density values. One touch calibration, internal diagnositics, and digital communications are also provided.


The DM8 liquid density analyzer measures liquid density of general process liquids with high sensitivity and excellent stability. It has a measuring density range of 0 to 2.0 g/cm3, and is unaffected by flow rate and viscosity. Sensor options include general-purpose, sanitary, and explosion proof versions.

The brochure below provides additional detail on application configuration, product specifications, and operating principle. Share your process process measurement challenges with a product specialist to achieve the best solution for your application.




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Improve Process Safety Compliance With Safety Transmitters

Oil Refinery
Industrial processes often are characterized by substantial hazard through their operation. As operators, engineers, and designers, we are responsible for keeping those actual and potential hazardous conditions and occurrences in check. I recently wrote about safety transmitters that can be used to enhance safe industrial process operation and provide compliance with applicable standards.

I located a single sheet document that summarizes the features, benefits, cost savings, and compliance ratings for the safety transmitters from United Electric. You can get more detailed information on these devices and how to properly apply them in your process control scheme by contacting a product specialist. Combining you process expertise with their product application knowledge will generate a solid solution.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Safety Transmitter for Temperature and Pressure in Industrial Processes

United Electric One Series industrial safety transmitter
One Series Safety Transmitters
Courtesy United Electric Controls
United Electric Controls has developed a safety transmitter that combines transmitter, safety switch, and display gauge in a single, easily deployed device. The One Series Safety Transmitter includes the manufacturer's patented self diagnostics, along with diverse and redundant signal processing that feed algorithms to detect and respond to internal faults and process abnormalities.

The safety transmitter provides a local switch that can be used for rapid emergency shutdown at the point of measurement or detection, eliminating the need to communicate with other safety controllers and await a response. The safety relay output is programmable and can handle high voltages and currents associated with shutting down control valves, compressors, and other industrial equipment.

In addition to the safety relay output, the One Series Safety Transmitter provides logic outputs that can be employed in voting logic schemes often used to produce warnings prior to a shutdown. For reliability, the unit employs no moving parts and includes self diagnostics with a local display of device status.

There is a whole lot more to learn about these "Safety right out of the box" industrial pressure and temperature transmitters. The product brochure is provided below, but you can get the latest and most detailed product and application information from a specialist in industrial process measurement and control.