Control Engineering hot topics, May 2023
Control Engineering’s most clicked articles in May 2023 included stories on the 2023 career and salary survey, PLC ladder logic, Automate 2023 and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Hot topics in Control Engineering, for May 2023, for stories posted in the last three months included the 2023 career and salary survey, PLC ladder logic, Automate 2023 and more. Links to each article below.
Programmable logic controller (PLC) ladder logic code can be mass produced with Microsoft Excel to generate repetitive logic like I/O mapping and alarms.
By increasing visibility into a company’s manufacturing operations and testing an unlimited number of what-if possibilities in real-time, a digital twin can provide factories a reliable way to save time and money.
Leading-edge automation technologies are helping solve workforce shortages and economic challenges by adding efficiency. Automation salaries increased more than bonuses fell. Worker shortages were cited as a threat by nearly half of respondents in 2023.
Partnering with an experienced robotic integrator that utilizes high-performance robots and leading-edge peripherals enables manufacturers to navigate the robotic automation journey.
While Industry 4.0 can potentially allow for the intelligent optimization of multi-pump systems, without an open control platform, operators may struggle to properly coordinate their devices.
It is important to understand what proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control is and the parameters for closed-loop, open-loop and cascading loops and the parameters involved.
Manufacturers at Automate 2023 are emphasizing products that can perform complex tasks, but are designed to be simple and easy to use.
For machine control and other applications, controlling motor speed with variable frequency drives can save energy, but it’s not as easy as just adding a VFD. What else needs to be considered for motor control system efficiency?
Building people skills helps in critical areas such as engineering project management, engineering sales and engineering product marketing.
The Bundy Group reported 15 automation transactions in the month of May. Analysis on the acquisitions and reports are highlighted below.