Manufacturing

Posts & insights relating to the Manufacturing Sector

Advantages of a Solid State Relay over a Mechanical Contactor

Solid State Relay (SSRs) and Mechanical Contactors are both commonly used devices for switching and controlling electrical power. However, in recent years, SSRs have gained popularity over traditional mechanical contactors due to their numerous advantages. In this blog post, we will discuss the advantages of SSRs over mechanical contactors and...

Are you Overpaying for your RFI Power Filters?

Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) is a common issue in many electrical systems, causing disturbances and malfunctions in sensitive devices. To reduce the impact of RFI, power filters are commonly used. However, it's important to be cautious about overpaying for such filters. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons...

The Future of Temperature Control Technology

Temperature control is essential in a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing to food processing to healthcare. The technology used to control temperature is constantly evolving, and the future of temperature control technology promises to be even more innovative and efficient. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the...

Troubleshooting Common Temperature Controller Problems

Temperature controllers are essential devices for maintaining a desired temperature in a variety of applications. However, even the best temperature controllers can experience problems from time to time. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common problems that can occur with temperature controllers and how to troubleshoot...

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...