Top 20 Control Engineering articles of 2008 at www.controleng.com
|Control Engineering article says electrical CAD software is driving productivity gains for panel builders, system integrators and end users by adding layers of intelligence to two-dimensional drawings.|
Oak Brook, IL– Below are links to the top 20 articles posted during 2008 that received the most traffic during the calendar year at the Control Engineering website, www.controleng.com. Of course looking at a calendar year favors stories that went online earlier in the year. They had more time to be searched and read. Even so, a remarkable eight of 20 appeared in June or later.
Top 20 Control Engineering articles of 2008
6/1/2008 Use of electrical CAD software is driving productivity gains for panel builders, system integrators and end users by adding layers of intelligence to two-dimensional drawings.
10/1/2008 Some simple rules to apply to software projects that significantly reduce the risk of failure. Here they are.
1/1/2008 Programs designed to inspire the next generation of engineers ensure that fresh talent is ready to work as today’s engineers begin to retire.
For numbers 4-20, see table below, for more about fiber optics versus copper, soft starter design, piping and instrumentation drawings (P&ID), preventing measurement errors, pressure sensing, PLCs and PACs, and more.
| 4 News – Fiber optic vs. copper: 5 reasons fiber wins 1/29/2008 Although similar to copper wire systems, fiber optics are steadily replacing copper wires as a means of communication signal transmission; applications include manufacturing, process control, and supervisory control and data acquisition. Learn five reasons why fiber optic cables are preferable to copper cabling.
5 Back to Basics tutorial on Soft starter designs, functions 6/1/2008 High inrush currents and mechanical wear and tear are two principal causes of motor damage. When a variable speed drive isn’t an option, a soft starter can ease the initial impact of the motor starting and soften the blow when it shuts off.
6 News: Learning piping and instrumentation drawings; How to read P&IDs 10/30/2008
7 System Integration eNewsletter: Legalities: Integrator uses wrong measurement, a $2.5 million error 1/3/2008
8 Article: Pressure Sensor Technologies 2/1/2008
9 Product Research: Servo Motors Speed Up 1/1/2008
10 News: Swarm robotics: Debugged naturally for 120 million years 6/20/2008
11 Engineers’ Choice ONLINE extra: 2007 New Product Compendium 2/8/2008
12 Instrumentation eNewsletter Tutorial: Differential pressure sensors 3/20/2008
13 News: Maker’s Mark fuels operations with bourbon waste 12/16/2008
14 PLCs and DCSs Converge 5/1/2008
15 Article Intrinsically Safe or Explosion Proof?
16 Supplement Control Engineering 2007 Engineers’ Choice Award Winners 2/7/2008
17 Winners: Machine and Embedded Control 2/1/2008
18 News – Skills gap: Consider an online Master’s in Systems Engineering 4/1/2008
19 News – Finding, retaining talent: Culture is key for motor manufacturer 1/31/2008
20 Article – Upgrading Control: Migration or Evolution? 9/1/2008
Blog posting: If included in the ranking above, the following blog entry would have placed first:
, from a Control Engineering blog, AIMing for Automated Vehicles, by Paul Grayson, Jan. 14, 2008.
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