Control Engineering hot topics, September 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in September 2022 included stories on Engineering Leaders Under 40, PID controller advice, plant instrumentation and controls, modern SCADA features and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra October 1, 2022
Courtesy: Peter Galan, a retired software engineer

Hot topics in Control Engineering, for September 2022, for stories posted in the last three months included Engineering Leaders Under 40, PID controller advice, plant instrumentation and controls, modern SCADA features and more. Links to each article below.

1. Engineering Leaders Under 40, Class of 2022

The future of automation, engineering and manufacturing relies on the younger workforce, and these 36 individuals are here to advance their industries now and for years to come.

2. Tutorial: How to find the best controller

Control system designers consistently seek the best control method for an application. See examples, equations and graphics.

3. Plant instrumentation and controls: Modernize or maintain?

Best project practices: How to achieve successful plant modernization and how to properly prepare for the project. See related article: Why modernize plant instrumentation, controls.

4. Top 10 modern SCADA system features

A modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system should be designed to help manufacturers take advantage of digital transformation and should run on modern technology.

5. Using advanced analytics applications to improve sustainability

Case studies show how process manufacturers leverage data insights to proactively monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.

6. Digital twins, blockchain and IoT are powering the metaverse

The metaverse is evolving for industrial use, and the foundation, going forward, will be digital twins, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT).

7. Automation mergers, acquisitions, capital markets analysis: August 2022

The Bundy Group reported nine automation transactions in the month of August. Analysis on the acquisitions and reports are highlighted below.

8. Implementing a hierarchy of automation safety

A layered approach for addressing industrial automation safety provides optimal results.

9. Circuit board manufacturing relies on fast IPC control

DP patterning provides flexible conductive pattern technology by leveraging PC-based control, EtherCAT, and artificial intelligence (AI) to meet high-precision machining requirements.

10. Edge computing optimization benefits, challenges

Edge computing optimization requires major business tradeoffs, and companies have many options to make the process work for them.

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Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.