Control Engineering hot topics, September 2023
Control Engineering’s most clicked articles in September 2023 included stories on PID Control, Control Engineering’s 2023 Leaders under 40 and model predictive control. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Hot topics in Control Engineering, for September 2023, for stories posted in the last three months included PID Control, Control Engineering’s 2023 Leaders under 40, model predictive control and more. Links to each article below.
While PID control is a good choice for most process control applications, sometimes the application is too challenging or complicated. When that’s the case, six strategies can simplify the process.
Engineering Leaders Under 40 include 34 rising stars of innovation.
NPI’s singulation and sortation solutions, which leveraged PC-based controls and EtherCAT, helped a California distribution center reduce difficult-to-fill labor requirements while increasing throughput and decreasing turnaround times.
Application: Advanced controls avoid hazardous surges to centrifugal and axial compressors. Processes described make it easier to find optimal PID settings using standard tuning routines that can be the basis for autotuning and makes it easier to implement adaptive control. See diagrams, equations.
Manas Dutta, a general manager for Honeywell’s Workforce Excellence Growth Initiative, discusses the changes happening in process manufacturing and the impact artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) is having and will have in the industry.
Model predictive control offers food and beverage operations a variety of gains in efficiency, safety and waste reduction.
Virtual twins can help give manufacturers a clear and dynamic picture of a facility and help resolve supply chain and operations challenges they face.
Recent innovations have been good for tracking technology providers and end-users; what’s in the pipeline seems likely to provide additional industrial benefits.
Electric actuators are helping connect the emerging digital world and the physical world. Three factors impacting industrial motion and seven linear actuator advances are highlighted.
Manufacturers are working on developing larger factory automation systems that can encompass most, if not all, of a facility’s needs.