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gloTermDiagnostic Tags
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Diagnostic Tags provide status about each device connection, such as if the device Is Connected, Hostname, Device Name, performance information, and more.


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gloTermDiscrete Manufacturingdiscrete manufacturing

Refers to manufacturing of individual items such as cars as opposed to Process Manufacturing which refers to continuous streams of production such as oil from a refinery. Discrete manufacturing generally uses PLCs for control, and Process Manufacturing generally uses Process Control systems. There is some crossover, but each type system (PLC or Process Control) is best suited to its own industry.

Big names in PLC control are:  Allen-Bradley, GE, Siemens, Modicon, Automation Direct, and Omron. Big names in process control are:  Honeywell, Porter & Fisher, Rosemount, and Bristol Babcock.

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gloTermdata-centric
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A task or system that is focused around interacting with data. This could mean reading, writing, or both. Often it is referring to data stored in a database.


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termLabelsgloTermDrawing ToolstermAbbrstermSynsdrawing tools

Drawing tools allow you to draw your own vector graphics on a window. Using the drawing tools you can create your own shapes such as lines, rectangles, circles, triangles, arrows, and freehand paths. These shapes are components with their own set of properties.

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