B&D Engineering
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Lubricate your electric motors!

Lubricate your electric motors! Most electric motors fail from the lubrication of the bearings. Yes, this is true, and sometimes the plant intervals for greasing is when they hear the motor start...

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N+0 Rethinking redundancy

N+0 Rethinking redundancy N+0, N+1, N-1, N+1/2…. Redundancy is an interesting topic as it revolves around risk calculations. The article from Plant Services advocates utilities and industrial...

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Motion Control Upgrades

Motion Control Upgrades The following article is pretty good discussing motion control upgrades for improved machine performance but lacks one situation that we run into often....

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Working with Magnets

Working with Magnets I was excited to see the electro-magnets I designed showed up as well as the DCS880 drives so we can test several ways of operating the drives as magnet controls. The 150lb...

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OT Cyber Security

I subscribe to various blogs and respect Joe Weiss and his blunt style. I have also been advocating to plants for years that the day of reckoning for cyber security on machines is coming and maybe...

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Panel Design as Art

Panel Design as Art It is interesting that some panel shops grasp the idea that control system and panel design is an artistic endeavor....I think we all feel this way. It is gratifying to see a...

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PLC5 Migration

The Allen Bradley (Rockwell) PLC5 platform is one of the largest control platforms in the world and spanned 30 years until the announcement of obsolesce in 2017. And the stats are very specific...

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