Wrapper Stretched

Just had an interesting problem with a pallet wrapping machine at a local plastic bottle manufacturer. It is used to wrap clear plastic film around a pallet of plastic bottles with a sufficiently small tension so that they don't get crushe...

Taking control of a Phenix Recloser

The old DOS PC running a Phenix Recloser for one of our customers gave up the ghost recently. The use of computer hardware, software and machine hardware means that everything needs to work for anything to work at all. This can make it qui...

Machine Learning for Steady State Measurements

I had a problem... I indicated that I could produce an accurate chart of motor current flowing as a result of applied motor voltage on a motor fan setup. It was a DC motor with hall effect DC current measurement. Conveniently the applied v...