Control Engineering hot topics, October 2018
Hot topics in Control Engineering, for October 2018, included the Engineers’ Choice Finalists, matching motors and drives, designing a wireless IIoT gateway, and complex upgrades. These are based on the top 10 most read articles online in Control Engineering October. Links to each article below.
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While it’s common to use the same manufacturer for a motor or drive, when something breaks down, the choice might not be so straightforward. Knowing what kind of problem and how severe the issue is can help determine what to do next.
Wireless: Software-defined radio (SDR) hardware and open-source programming software provides an alternative to proprietary wireless communications systems, helping improve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks.
Partial upgrades to existing automation systems can be difficult, requiring close cooperation between the system integrator and plant personnel.
Commercial challenges for machine designers are being address by the motion control industry. See how these five advances can help with motion control designs.
Pattern recognition software leverages historian data to automate information gathering and make process analytics more efficient and accurate.
"Growing up, I always enjoyed math and science. I loved seeing my work on paper turn into something real as well."
Cover Story: Implementing cost-effective multi-touch panel technology now can future-proof system architectures.
Trap filters are a common solution for managing drive harmonics, but matrix drives can provide additional benefits for the user without the need for peripheral equipment and costs.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a technique that, when implemented properly, can be an efficient deterrent from cyberattacks, but heed these additional precautions to prevent information from being compromised.
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