Most popular: Top 20 Control Engineering stories of 2006
Oak Brook, IL —The top 20 most popular Control Engineering articles of 2006 follow below, according to monthly rank of the number of times they were accessed at www.controleng.com . Thanks for reading!
|1. Weblog Project: Baton Rouge Wastewater Pump Station SCADA System||11. Servo Motors|
|2. Measure More…Without Wires||12. U.S. government launches nanotechnology center|
|3. Power Monitoring||13. Chipless RFID tags show increasing application|
|4. Controllers: All you needed to know about PLCs, but didn’t know who to ask||14. Wrist-worn PC said to ‘revolutionize’ computer use|
|5. Auto-Tuning Control Using Ziegler-Nichols||15. CNC Programming|
|6. Brushless PM Motors: ‘Big’ on Power, Efficiency||16. Real-time operating system to run safety-critical aircraft display|
|7. Linux helps Navy keep high-tech weapon system updated||17. Test facility opens for solar-powered water treatment|
|8. Skilled worker shortage: New program seeks to provide training||18. Industrial Ethernet Protocols|
|9. Need speed? Is there a delta robot in your future?||19. Goodbye Windows NT|
|10. Seal of Approval Best Technologies of 2005||20. Automation Fair: Pharma engineer rates PLC system over DCS|
Leading articles of prior years include:
Loop Tuning Fundamentals
How to read P&IDs (piping and instrumentation diagrams; Resource Center registration required)
Relay Ladder Logic (Resource Center registration required)
Process Controller Tuning Guidelines
Basics of Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control
Last year’s favorites
Click here to read last year’s top 20.
Here’s a disclaimer to explain the tyranny of numbers. Rankings are based on the top 10 articles each month in 2006, therefore articles later in the year have less of a chance (fewer months to sum). Ranking also doesn’t offer any credit for large popularity spikes or for months when a whole lot of clicking was going on, since 10 was still the highest value assigned within a month (1 was the least). Also it’s conceivable that an article ranked in the top 12 every month, and the sum of clicks might have displaced others on the list in a count of clicks, but we only summed the rank of top 10 finishers monthly.
— Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Mark T. Hoske