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Blogs about Industrial Applications

Blogs about Industrial Applications

  • CNC Build #4, words of wisdom or my CNC build and an Oops with my Uno


    We now have many posts for the CNC build and the latest being the Electrical, this post is a suppliment to simple show you what happens when 24V meets an UNO (Pre OPTO Isolators being in place) and a few additional words of wisdom. I am sure by now your frazzled out with the Hours of previous videos I have presented so this is only about 6 minutes long


    • CNC Build #3 Electrical Build of Gantry and Control Panel


      Now we have the mechanical build out of the way, it is time to focus on wiring up the Gantry and the Control Panel, and this is where we get to add all the electronics. There are many ways to drive Stepper Motors and CNC machines, in this post I will only focus on one. I will investigate and show others in future posts The parts for this build all came from RS Components with the exception of the Arduino UNO but this can also be supplied from RS if needed. OPTO Isolators and an Arduino Proto Board was also used and is easy to source. WARNING: This part of the build involves MAINS and the rules and codes required vary between regions and countries. Also if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could KILL yourself so seek experienced help if needed. My installation is based on using 110V, yours may differ. Plan and take extreme care here.


      • CNC Build #2. Mechanical Build


        This is the second video in a series to build and learn about motion control in the form of a CNC router project. In the first post I introduced the project and took you through the build of the base table that the CNC is to sit on. In this post we will build the CNC frame consisting of extruded aluminuim rails based on theOpenBuilds standard and the additional mechanical parts needed to get the X, Y and Z axis all functioning, less the electronics.


        • CNC Build #1 Build a CNC to learn about Motion Control and automation.


          This is the beginning of a series on building a CNC for two purposes 1. it’s cool and would be a fun addition to anyone’s LAB or Workshop 2. It will be a great platform to demonstrate and learn about several practical uses of technology that are used I’m many devices found in the Home or industry I am doing this because I think that many Engineers and Hobbyists are intimidated about making something like this because it looks too complicated or hard, it’s not and this series should help to show that. I will start by taking you through my build but without too much detail about any one thing and later re-visit each area to go into practical detail on Steppers and Servos Drive Control Power Supplies Sensing of limits and why this is important Other stuff as I think of it or viewers ask for it It should be a fun series


          • When the Blockchain Technology meets the Internet of Things


            In this ever-growing world of technology, we are staring to hear how the Internet of Things (IoT) is bound to change our homes, our offices and our cities. At the same time we are starting to hear more and more talk in the financial industry about the Blockchain. What happens when the Blockchain Technology meets the Internet of Things?


            • New capabilities for ‘drag and drop’ panel meter design


              Introducing new features to the PanelPilotACE platform to increase the flexibility of the system and to extend its potential applications. Lascar Electronics has now added powerful new interfacing and maths tools to the PanelPilotACE software package, Design Studio, all of which can all be implemented without users needing to write a single line of code.


              • Flowcode and MIAC controlling time in Oxfordshire


                Flowcode 6 and MIAC users and bespoke clock manufacturers and repairers, Smith of Derby share a wonderful example of how these growing-in-popularity development tools can allow manufacturers to develop quick solutions for market needs and use the hardware in product development too.


                • arduino based plc from industrial shields

                  RS Components

                  The Industrial Shields PLCs and panel PCs are based on the most popular open-source developments boards, such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Hummingboards, and can be programmed exactly in the same way. This unique characteristic allows engineers to go from prototype to industrialisation using the same flexible programming code.