Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 15-21
The top 5 most read articles online, from April 15-21 for Control Engineering covered rate-predictive control, the Engineers’ Choice Awards, feedforward control, temperature sensor calibration, and connecting quality and process data. Links to each article below.
Advanced control: A new non-PID control algorithm, rate-predictive control (RPC), is adaptive to changes in process gain, which is helpful given the industry’s difficult history of loop tuning, auto-tuning, and model maintenance. RPC also can serve as a model-less feedback multivariable control algorithm.
Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.
Feedforward controls applied to a process, with limited, measurable disturbances, can keep the process variable close to the setpoint.
Sensor failure risks are significantly reduced if the temperature sensor can be calibrated in situ.
Using advanced analytics can help assure product quality and overall operational efficiencies. See case study example.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, April 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.