Top 5 Control Engineering articles, December 15-21: PID loop tuning advice and control, System Integrators of the Year, more

Articles about learning PID loop tuning, object detection, tuning PID loops for level control, improving your aging DCS, and the 2015 System Integrators of the Year were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, December 15-21. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.


Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 15-21 covered PID loop tuning advice, object detection, tuning PID loops for level control, improving your aging DCS, and the 2015 System Integrators of the Year. Link to each article below.

1. Learning PID loop tuning from an expert

Hands-on experience helps accelerate the PID learning curve. 

2. Support-focused enterprise controls: Object detection

The ability to sense objects and trigger an application is the most overlooked fundamental of control design. Two common forms of object detection are presence detection and movement detection. 

3. Tuning PID loops for level control

One-in-four control loops are regulating level, but techniques for tuning PID controllers in these integrating processes are not widely understood. 

4. Assisted living for your aging DCS

Has your control system moved past the point where you can depend on it? Understand the signs that it's time to retire your platform before it's too late. 

5. 2015 System Integrators of the Year

Maverick, Polytron and Malisko Engineering help lead clients into the new world of automation. CFE Media's judges have again chosen three companies to receive the 2015 System Integrator of the Year award in three categories: more than $17 million in annual revenue, $10 million to $17 million annual revenue, and up to $10 million annual revenue. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, December 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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