Hot Control Engineering controllers articles in 2023

The most-viewed articles about controllers posted over the last year include PLC programming fundamentals, PLC ladder logic, PID strategies and more.

By Chris Vavra February 8, 2024
Courtesy: Automation LLC

Control Engineering top 5 articles online about controllers posted over the last year covered PLC programming fundamentals, PLC ladder logic, PID strategies and more. Also: See additional controller stories here.

1. PLC programming language fundamentals for improved operations, maintenance

Programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages help keep manufacturing operations running smoothly. Learn about the five types of PLC programming languages and how they’re used.

2. How to create PLC ladder logic code with Excel

Programmable logic controller (PLC) ladder logic code can be mass produced with Microsoft Excel to generate repetitive logic like I/O mapping and alarms.

3. Beyond PID: 6 advanced strategies to add value to modern process control

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.

4. Controllers, interfaces provide advanced edge computing capabilities

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are used for real-time control, but now they can do much more to ease implementation of analytics and other needs with edge computing technologies.

5. PLC programming fundamentals and uses in discrete manufacturing

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are the main method of controlling discrete machinery in manufacturing.


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