Getting data to the cloud (via an ESP8266)

One of the more common services that we carry out is data logging of signals in an industrial environment. The EDM is our main tool for this task and its 6 analog inputs do a great job of picking up a range of signals (currents, voltages et...

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...