Questions tagged [automation]

Automation or automatic control, is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching in telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships or aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention

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ASDA-A2 RS-485 Communication Configuration

First of all, I know that my question is very specific for those who have hands on experience with the ASDA-A2 Servo Drive from Delta-Electronics. But I hope that someone will guide me through the ...
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Setup of motor control with remote and limit switches

I have a need to setup a rig that will raise and lower at the press of a button. I have two 12v motors which run the two ends of a gantry (i am not worried about speed control - since I will add that) ...
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LQR for inverted pendulum

I'm studying an optimal control for the inverted pendulum in the following figure the state and the output of the system are defined as $$x=\begin{bmatrix}r & \theta & \dot{r} & \dot{\...
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Using selector switch to engage only one set of valves

Can you have a selector switch engage one set of directional valves on a machine that can have 2 automated cart dampers which share a motor? Basically the first position on the switch means no set ...
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AC servo ASDA-B2 modbus position control

I have a very specific question on ASDA-B2 servo driver and I hope there is someone who has hands on experience with it who can help me out. I have referred to this user manual and it is not very ...
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AC 230V Voltage Line Detection with sharp PC814 Switch Home Automation

I want to use home automation, so I am thinking of using INPUT to ESP8266 from PC814 bi-directional optocoupler for mains 230V physical switch. Using this scheme I don't have to modify my house ...
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Most accurate, available way to control a stepper motor with python

I am doing a project where I am controlling a nema 17 stepper motor with a raspberry pi 3b. The raspberry pi is controlling the motor through a pyqt5 gui (python 3 is the language). I am using tb6600 ...
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Industrial Control Voltages 120VAC or 24VDC

Lately I have been designing some industrialized products (Industrial Arduino / RP IO boards) for use in automation environments. I have worked in the automation field briefly when I was younger and ...
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Stop position circuit for pwm regulated DC motor (bi-directional)

I'm building DC motor blind movement. I've paired motor with bi-directional PWM controller but so far I need to stop/start manually or time it...temporary I have USB relay configured to open blinds ...
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Sample an AM Demodulated Signal to Bits

Is there a method for automatically sampling and converting an analogue signal into a series of bits? I have an AM capture of a ceiling fan remote as a wave form, and so far I've been manually ...
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Reduce amount of I/O required for automated switching

I got a device with a 16-pin connector. One of the functionality tests consists of shorting every pair of pins (the first with the second, the third with the fourth, etc.) and measuring the voltage ...