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Factory automation needs all together technical knowledge, knowledge in the related standards, knowledge about its evolution, knowledge in technological trends and economical trends and more.
Factory automation has needs too, subcontractors or automation engineers for instance.
In this directory, you will have access to various resources related to industrial automation and control, about technical matters and others.
This folder groups sources of informations about techniques and technologies in relation to factory automation and control.
Among these pages, you will find resources such as educational papers, technical documentation and features, standards, specifications, software tools and more.
Introduction to some educational directories and papers, to the Schneider Electric technical white papers (automation, electricity, motors, safety), and to dynamic forums specialized in various industrial techniques.
Introduction to control technologies such as PID control loops, to advanced control, and to production management (S88 and S95 standards).
Introduction to some automation software such as the open source process control software PROVIEW (programmable logic controller, operator interface, supervisory control and real time data base) and its numerous features.
Introduction to some utilities for automation engineers and to some interesting automation forums.
Introduction to the basics and to the fundamentals concepts in measurement and in instrumentation, introduction to sensors technologies in general, documents about some specific measurement technologies (flow metering, level gauging and more), and then software especially designed to interface instrumentation devices such as "Pactware" or "FDT".
You will find here basics in digital communication networking.
You will also find some informations and utility software in relation with protocols, Ethernet
and internet technologies, field buses, control buses, sensors and actuators networks
(IO-Link for instance), instrumentation networks, computer vision networks
and the basics about HART modem working.
You could learn what is a virtual serial port before looking at an application example of "virtual serial port over IP".
Then, you can read informations about wireless networks technologies and other miscellaneous networks.
Introduction to image processing technology, to machine vision, to colour processing and colour treatment, with overviews of some related standards.
Here are basics and fundamental in robotics. You can access to educational papers about geometry, kinematics (parallel kinematics include) and trajectories. Then you can read informations about trends and economical statistics, about some research projects and about some international projects.
By the time now, it is crucial for the industry to take in consideration how critical are the digital threats.
You can discover here a data base registering all the digital vulnerabilities detected in the industry (and anywhere else indeed).
Then you will get informations on security utilities designed for network usage, personal usage and mobile usage.
Finally, you can get a short list of free prevention software and free software tools for computer maintenance.
A list of resources related to the technical documentation of some manufacturers of factory automation devices.
For your needs, here are informations about some subcontractors involved in factory automation, such as professional automation engineers working as self-employed, craftsmen and small-medium enterprises (SME).
Introduction to the free and open source software world, with resources in free software such as office software, project management tools, numerical computation, data processing and more.
A short list of companies looking for automation engineers, with the presentation of CV introducing some automation engineers, control engineers, instrumentation engineers and technicians.
This is a short list of specific and professional media (web sites, magazines) related to factory automation, instrumentation and industrial matters, with a list of industrial fairs directories and calendars.
A non exhaustive list of organizations in relation with standardization, professional organizations and industrial automation devices manufacturers association.
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