The Taylor hydraulic compressor used no moving parts to power an entire mine via compressed air

The Taylor hydraulic compressor used no moving parts to power an entire mine via compressed air
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The Taylor hydraulic compressor used no moving parts to power an entire mine via compressed air

Best Machine Design and Automation companies

Best Machine Design and Automation companies

Hi folks

I'm pretty interested in Machine design and Automation, and I'm looking to intern at companies (as a Mechanical) that specialise in this field.

So far I know of JR Automation, Valin corp, Motion Solutions but I'm sure theres so many out there (especially the medium to small companies) that I'm not aware of.

If anyone knows some good ones, in either the US or Europe, i'd love to know!

Thanks!

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What type of process control system (PCS) have you seen used in your industry?

What type of process control system (PCS) have you seen used in your industry?

Hello /r/engineering,

I am a young engineer with experience exclusively in the biotech industry. I've only been at a handful of project sites, but I seem to almost exclusively see Emerson DeltaV everywhere as the PCS. This falls into the category of a distributed control system (DCS) where multiple controllers are all linked together and can be operated off a single display.

I've seen some equipment that comes as a packaged unit with a programmable logic controller (PLC), but these are usually pre-configured and just linked in to the rest of the network of controllers. I have also heard that there is an alternative to DCS called SCADA, but I don't really know much about it at all.

I am assuming this has to be due to some sort of standardization accross the industry, but I find it kind of odd that I've seen pretty much nothing else in use. Perhaps it has to do with being an FDA regulated industry, and it is the most compliant system for whatever reason.

Anyways, I'm curious to hear about other manufacturing fields and the control systems they use. Petroleum/Chemical, Electronics/Computer parts, Automotive, Food/Beverage, conventional (small molecule) pharmaceuticals, medical devices, mining, finished goods, power/utilities, you name it.

It's hard to find any sort of conclusive information about this topic so I'd appreciate hearing your individual experiences, especially retro systems since nothing I've seen has been older than 10 years old at most…

Thank you!

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What type of process control system (PCS) have you seen used in your industry?

Daily GENERAL Mega-Thread [Oct 22 2017]

Daily GENERAL Mega-Thread [Oct 22 2017]

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I had a dream today, and now I’m stuck…

I had a dream today, and now I’m stuck…

I want to take a few old 2 stroke engines, making a crankshaft somehow, and welding them together to create a multi-cylinder engine. I realized they're aluminum, and welding aluminum doesn't really work (I can't do it anyway). So now not only do I have to figure out how to connect the pistons, I have to figure out how to connect the blocks together.. Fellow engineers, help please…

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I had a dream today, and now I’m stuck…