Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 8-14: Bluetooth and VFDs, PID controllers, consolidating software, more

Articles about bluetooth connectivity and VFDs, PID controllers, consolidating software, five technology trends for 2018, and safety and security for process control applications were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 8-14. Miss something? You can catch up here.

01/15/2018


The top 5 most read articles online, from Jan. 8-14 for Control Engineering, covered bluetooth connectivity and VFDs, PID controllers, consolidating software, five technology trends for 2018, and safety and security for process control applications. Links to each article below.

1. Bluetooth connectivity makes VFDs safer, easier to use

Variable frequency drive (VFD) manufacturers are introducing a wide range of product advances that improve performance, simplify installation and operation, and increase safety.

2. Not all PID controllers are the same

Variations in the proportional, integral, derivative (PID) algorithm from one controller to the next can be confusing. Here are considerations when applying PID to your next implementation.

3. Consolidating software on a single platform

Company sees greater efficiency, can share data across divisions.

4. Five technology trends for 2018

With advancements in automation, industries need to stay on top of the challenges ahead.

5. Bringing safety and security together for process control applications

It is important to understand the interaction between safety and security in process control applications to make better overall decisions.

Despite the demand for standardized communication protocols among manufacturers, both the manufacturers and end users face challenges when it comes to agreeing on a path.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, January 8-14, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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