Just-in-time supply chains have been the standard for many companies for decades. Originally developed in the 1950s by Taiichi Ohno, a Toyota engineer, this inventory philosophy relies on suppliers delivering components just as they are needed. This reduces the need to tie up capital in on-hand inventory, as well as the cost for warehouse space to house it all.Continue reading “Just-In-Time Isn’t Dead, But It Needs Adjustment”
If you’re reading this, you probably already own a GE PLC. So we’re not going to bore you extolling the virtues of these robust, long-lived devices.
Instead, we’re going to give some advice on best practices that will help you get the most out of your system. We have five primary suggestions that will help save you money and will improve the usefulness of these products.
Understand PLC Battery Lifespan
Pretty much every PLC ever designed has a battery backup connected to the CPU board. This battery will power the EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) if the main power supply fails or needs temporary removal, like when maintenance occurs.Continue reading “GE PLC: 5 Things You Need To Know”
A closed-loop system will make automatic adjustments without external adjustment. The system uses a setpoint as part of the initial setup.
Sound difficult? It’s not. Let’s break that down.Continue reading “What is a Closed-loop System?”