Maintains position information when power is removed from a system. Once power is restored the position of the encoder is available immediately. An absolute encoder has multiple code rings with various binary weightings which provide a data word representing the absolute position of the encoder within one revolution.
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A robotic tagging system that eliminates the risk of losing track of billets in the manufacturing process. The automated system welds an identification tag…
Our ControlCore modular control rooms are perfect for managing large scale industrial projects that require managing the risks that can throw a project off track…
A device that monitors and affects the operational conditions of a given dynamical system. The operational conditions are typically referred to as output variables of the system, which can be affected by adjusting certain input variables.
A control system for a manufacturing system, process or any kind of dynamic system, in which the controller elements are not central in location. More.
Conducted noise that appears out of phase (in opposite directions), on two conductors.
Embedded Controller (EC)
A family of computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs). Systems communicating over Ethernet divide a stream of data into individual packets called frames. Each frame contains source and destination addresses and error-checking data so that damaged data can be detected and retransmitted.
A system in which analog and/or digital inputs and outputs are connected to a host computer via some type of Ethernet link…
A programming language that represents a program by a graphical diagram based on the circuit diagrams of relay logic hardware. It is primarily used to develop software for PLCs…
A wood products application designed by Concept Systems. It eliminates unnecessary waste with your bucksaws. By providing length-based solutions, accurate to +/- 1 inch, operators are able to…
A sub-field of automation, in which the position or velocity of machines are controlled using some type of device such as a hydraulic pump, linear actuator or electric motor…
Reduced risk. Smoother startup. Shortened payback period. Our process results in a smoother, shorter startup and commissioning process. That leads to a quicker ramp-up to full production and profitability…
Applies to software used to bring a corporation’s manufacturing-related data together from many sources for the purposes of reporting, analysis, visual summaries and passing data between enterprise-level and plant-floor systems…
Used when a project encompasses customized controls and mechanical applications. Concept Systems partners with premiere mechanical engineering firms to deliver custom mechanical solutions that complement any control system…
The response that does not oscillate about the steady-state value but takes longer to reach than the critically damped case. See also underdamped response.
From an electrical perspective, parallel refers to consisting or having component parts connect in parallel. From a computer perspective, parallel refers to the apparent or actual performance of more than one operation at a time, by the same or different devices.
A diagram in the process industry that shows the piping of the process flow together with the installed equipment and instrumentation.
PC (Personal Computer)
Any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator.
A diagram commonly used in engineering to indicate the general flow of plant processes and equipment. The PFD displays the relationship between major equipment of a plant facility and does not show minor details such as…
A digital computer used for control of machinery on factory assembly lines, amusement rides or light fixtures. PLCs are used in many industries and machines. Unlike general-purpose computers, the PLC is designed for…
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Personal protective equipment refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury by blunt impacts, electrical hazards, heat, chemicals and infection, for job-related occupational safety and health purposes.
A protocol is a special set of rules that enables communication between two computers or devices. The commonly used protocols are Transmission Control (TCP/IP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
Designed to make grain more efficient to unload from railcars, RailHawk is capable of being applied to loading railcars across a variety of industries. The RailHawk system is engineered…
A local area network designed to connect controllers to remote I/O chassis and a variety of intelligent devices such as operator interfaces and AC or DC drives.
The traditional name for a series of standards for serial binary single-ended data and control signals connecting between a DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) and a DCE (Data Circuit-terminating Equipment). It is commonly used in computer serial ports.
A standard defining the electrical characteristics of drivers and receivers for use in balanced digital multipoint systems. Multiple receivers may be connected to such a network in a linear, multidrop configuration.
The cutting-edge manufacturing option for many applications, robotics offers an increasingly affordable automation solution that provides unmatched flexibility in a traditional, but highly configurable package…
Whether the desire is to paint dissimilar parts or increase throughput in small/large production runs, Concept Systems is the partner companies trust to gain a competitive advantage. As a Fanuc Robotic Paint Integrator, Concept Systems works with companies to enable the benefits of robotic painting…
Also known as ANSI/ISA-88. A standard addressing batch process control. S88 provides a consistent set of standards and terminology for batch control and defines…
Valves that operate by transforming a changing analog or digital input signal into a smooth set of steps of movement in a hydraulic cylinder…
An electro-mechanical device that converts the angular position or motion of a shaft or axle to an analog or digital code. The output of incremental encoders…
A system that is resistant to change of position or condition. See also unstable.
One that oscillates within a decaying envelope. The more underdamped the system, the more oscillations and the longer it takes to reach steady state…
A system that is not constant. See also stable.
Custom in-house electrical panel and fabrication services, usually associated with a System Integrators’ Electrical Design and Drafting services…
An efficient, reliable feeding system for unloading difficult to handle goods. Concept Systems’ VisionFeed-3D offers automated line feeding, utilizing an innovative laser-guided…
The RailHawk system is designed to scan the pit infeed as cars are indexed in. Advanced algorithms are used to identify capstans that pass by. When a capstan is detected, its orientation is recorded and its position is tracked through the entire pit. An automated Car Door Opener (CDO) is then dispatched to the capstan, where it automatically aligns, inserts, and opens the gate.
Since the RailHawk continually scans & tracks each railcar, the system has the flexibility to operate on cars that are coupled, uncoupled, stationary, or in motion. In addition, the system will detect when the grain is unloading and – when unloading is complete – it triggers the gate-closing sequence automatically.