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How to Install and Commission a Temperature Controller

A temperature controller is a device that is used to maintain a desired temperature. It is important to install and commission a temperature controller properly to ensure that it functions correctly. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps involved in installing and commissioning a temperature controller. We will also...

The Benefits of Using a PID Temperature Controller

The Benefits Of A PID Temperature Controller & How They Work

If you’ve ever wondered, “How does a PID temperature controller work?”, here’s the straightforward explanation: it uses a feedback loop informed by the Proportional, Integral, Derivative (PID) algorithm to regulate temperature accurately. The device constantly adjusts power outputs to match...

Optimising Power in the Stretch Blow Moulding Process

For the efficiency and greater sustainability of the thermoplastics process, CD Automation has invested heavily to provide customers with customised power quality solutions. Blow moulding is a plastics processing operation that produces a wide range of hollow-body items. Let's dive into the stretch blow moulding process and explore the solutions offered...

CD Automation help McLaren to the Finish

Manufacturers of cars as high end as McLaren need every part of their process to be as close to perfect as humanly possible.  Small glitches and delays can have impacts on turnaround times and quality that are completely unacceptable.  Therefore, when McLaren realised that they were having trouble with a...

Is electrical noise causing you problems?

The presence of EMI or RFI in your electrical environment can be identified by experiencing interference with your telephones, flickering computer monitors, reliability issues with data networks, instrumentation errors, or misbehaving electronics. Unwanted electrical noise, known as Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI), can disrupt digital, analogue, and communication...

The Definitive Guide to Electrical Interference, Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

This article explains the different types of electrical interference and how they can affect your electronic devices, helping you to build your understanding of electrical noise so that you can take-action right now. Does your electronic equipment suffer from… Fuzzy displays or flickering readings System alarms not activating Random unrealistic measurements Unexplainable system lockouts If you...

De-mystifying PID feedback loop control

De-mystifying PID feedback loop control

Many people are still mystified by PID, which stands for Proportional Integral Derivative. It is not, therefore, a great surprise that many are concerned about the thought of grappling with the complexities of feedback control.  Let us explain... PID controller examines feedback, or 'error' signals from sensors...

Power Line Filters that STOP the interference

Power Line Filters that STOP the interference...

If you are experiencing interference with your telephones, flickering computer monitors, reliability issues with data networks, instrumentation errors, or misbehaving electronics you are most likely experiencing EMI or RFI in your electrical environment. Our EMI Power Line Filters are passive electronic devices used to suppress conducted...

How Temperature Kills Long Term Reliability

How Temperature Kills Long Term Reliability

Did you know that with every 10 degree C increase in temperature, the lifetime of electronics is cut in half? And it’s true with static relays and semiconductors too. It stands to reason then that a power switching device, that has been designed to cope with...