Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered is a podcast series featuring industrial automation subject matter experts answering questions about automation technologies submitted by end users from the discrete and process manufacturing industries.
How to Select the Right Valve
In this episode, we connect with Ross Turbiville, senior director of global industry sales of flow control products at Emerson Automation Solutions, to learn about the different types of commonly available automated valves, valve sizing and performance issues, how piping and valve materials can impact valve choice, and deciding among electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic valve actuators.
Why Choose the Cloud for Engineering and Simulation Software?
In this episode we connect with Chris Radebaugh of Emerson to learn how DeltaV Simulation Cloud is used to effectively train operators whenever engineering changes are made to production systems, what industries are using it, and how cloud-based engineering and simulation software stacks up to on-premises software.
Inside the Investing Surge in Automation
In this episode, we diverge a bit from our typical course of answering listener questions about automation technologies to explore the surge in interest around investing in industrial automation. With our guest Jim Carlisle, managing director at Thomas H. Lee, a Boston-based private equity firm, we look at why investment firms are increasingly focused on automation and the factors they see impacting this market.
What Is A Machine Risk Assessment?
Learn the details of machine risk assessments, what types of equipment require them, who's responsible for them, when to begin the process, and how to comply with machine risk assessment regulations in this episode featuring Devin Murray, tec.nicum services manager at Schmersal USA.
How to Evaluate PLC Programming Languages
In this episode, we connect with Doug Yerger of system integrator Grantek to discuss the differences among and preferences for Instruction List, Structured Text, Ladder Diagram, Function Block Diagram, and Sequential Function Chart PLC programming languages, as well as C and C+.
How Does a Digital Twin Work in Practice?
In this episode we connect with Dan Riley of system integrator firm Interstates to learn how digital twins are used to represent specific pieces of equipment as well as entire plant floor operations. We also discuss the specific value provided by a digital twin to improve production operations and what industry segments are using this technology most.