Tutorials for Automation & Controls
Access all current and historical Control Engineering editorial tutorials. Tutorials How-to information covering Industrial and Process Automation, Discrete Control, Mechatronics, Green Manufacturing, System Integration, and Information, Process, and Machine Control.
Peter Welander, April 1, 2010
There are many ways of setting PID strategy to make a controller respond the way you want it to. It all depends on what you think should happen. More
Mark T. Hoske and Renee Robbins, Control Engineering, April 1, 2010
While three-quarters of those practicing mechanical engineering are positive about their jobs, there's a need for more application-based education. Control Engineering salary survey respondents also expressed greater appreciation for the business value of good engineering. More
Tim McAward, Kelly Engineering Resources, March 24, 2010
Engineering organizations seek to manage costs while recruiting and retaining good talent. Here are 4 key strategies to better manage engineering contractors. More
Frank J. Bartos, P.E, Control Engineering, March 9, 2010
Simple electromechanical structure of switched reluctance (SR) motors offers benefits of robustness and reliability by eliminating permanent magnets, rotor bars, and more - tutorial. More
Vance VanDoren, Ph.D., P.E., Control Engineering, March 1, 2010
Here's how to augment feedback control with feedforward control. More
Mark T. Hoske, January 27, 2010
Wireless resources: More than three years of wireless industrial technology, tutorials, and case history articles from Control Engineering are gathered in one place for easy reference. Bookmark this page! More
Peter Welander, February 16, 2010
Using differential pressure to calculate flow is a very basic and common method. Here's how it works. More
Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, February 1, 2010
Are there differences in servo drives and servo amps? What are the different kinds of motor braking strategies? 'Brake' now for motor learning. More
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