Zaphne – Content Automation News for 01-16-2018

The Azone: Main Page Copy

Our UL508A Panel Shop has been providing custom industrial electrical panels since 2001. Our Panel Shop has created stringent quality standards through years of experience. We are not just a panel shop; our completed panels are quality checked and tested by experienced engineers. All of our panels UL and Non UL go through a 3 step check out process to ensure quality, all documentation for the panel including pictures are stored on our servers. Our panel wireman and engineers work closely with our customers to design and build panels to your needs with the quality craftsmanship you expect. To allow the installer to properly install the panel in accordance to National Electrical Code and other codes, electrical ratings and instructions are to be clearly explained on the panel. Installation can be completed in two ways: in an enclosure as “Enclosed type” equipment, or arranged onto a mounting panel as “Open type” equipment. For “Open type” equipment, the assembly is installed in an enclosure provided by others, or at the installation site. The UL Listing Mark on an industrial control panel provides evidence of third party certification to the municipal inspection authority and to the purchaser of the panel. It shows that the panel complies with an acceptable safety standard. The Listing Mark may be applied to a wide variety of designs – ranging from custom built, one-of-a kind panels, to standardized designs with only minor variations. The UL Listing Mark on an “Enclosed type” control panel only covers the enclosure and the components that are installed within the enclosure or to the enclosure at the manufacturer’s facility. The UL Listing Mark on an “Open type” control panel only covers the mounting panel and those components that are mounted to it at the manufacturer’s facility. Please note that the UL Listing Mark does not include coverage for externally connected loads, even if provided by the panel manufacturer. The UL Mark does not include coverage of any components shown on the wiring diagram that are indicated as being customer provided or as not being in the panel.

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Automation Enablement

Implementation of Automation Testing in any organisation will result in changes that need to be considered carefully. Manual testing will progressively decline as automation increases and hence the resource mix needs to change over time. Automation script writing requires a high level of standard programming techniques In a short time there will be 1000’s of tests running hourly with each test utilising different test data and producing different errors. Appropriate tools and processes need to be in place, integrated with your existing test management tool. The Agile process needs to be “Test driven” in a way that facilitates very quick test case generation and maintenance changes. In addition to these, organisations have their own specific issues that require resolution, eg possibly insufficient test environments or resource constraints. Recurse uses the following methodology to enable an organisation to work through these and the many other issues that require resolution:We take a hands on pragmatic approach. An initial analysis of your organisation is followed by setting up tools and environments that will handle the test of time. This is followed by creating a core regression test suite involving your current test team and resolving key resourcing issues. The Agile teams are coached on how to become test driven, independent of automation. Then finaly implementation into an Agile sprint, by which time Recurse will ensure that staff are prepared. The key to success is the selection of the resources that will become the leaders and coaches for the rest of your organisation. Recurse will assist with resource selection, traing the key resorces, advise and help implement methodology changes and ensure appropriate knowledge dissemination to ensure ongoing effective implementation. Implementation in the manner allows a progressive enablement of staff with minimal impact to your current release program. This method is quick and effective and will result in your organisation being able to implement Test Automation into your Agile development processes with confidence.

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AutomationPrimer – An Industrial and Factory Automation Resource

Thanks for visiting The Automation Primer! My goal on this site is to create a free community-focused resource dedicated to automation concepts and terminology. The tabs at the top of this page should help you find what you’re looking for. Engineers learn a lot of mathematical and scientific concepts that give them an excellent theoretical understanding of the field, but which fail to provide the necessary practical knowledge that normally comes from years of trial-and-error. I hope to fill in some of those gaps with the resources and posts on this site. Check out especially the Blog, PLC and Resources tabs if you are looking for something in particular, or contact me if you have any specific questions. On this site, you’ll find samples of my book, Industrial Automation: Hands On, published by McGraw-Hill Professional, a complete tutorial on industrial automation. You’ll also find articles on PLC programming focused on making you comfortable using multiple platforms; for a good start on the subject check out my training manual on Amazon and at other booksellers. Also stay tuned for my online courses soon to be released. You’ll also find user-submitted articles and blog posts that run the gamut of automation techniques and tips. Have something to add to the discussion? Want to promote your product or site? Contribute an article. I’ll edit, format, and publish it with full attribution to you. This is the site I wished for when I was getting started in automation. I also provide automation training and services through my company Automation Consulting, LLC, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Some of the subjects you will find covered on this site: Industrial Automation, machine design, control systems, software and programming, PLCs and HMIs, SCADA, motion control, robotics, sensors including proxes and photoeyes, systems integration, Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing, packaging machinery, material handling and conveyors, machine vision, metalforming machinery, jobs and trades related to the automation industry, assembly machines, gauging and a host of other subjects.

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