Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 4-10, 2022

Articles about optimal loop tuning, IIoT implementation, Engineers' Choice winners, IIoT and manufacturing and information control were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from April 4-10, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra April 11, 2022
Courtesy: Emerson

The top 5 most read articles online, from April 4-10, 2022, for Control Engineering covered optimal loop tuning, IIoT implementation, Engineers’ Choice winners, IIoT and manufacturing and information control. Links to each article below.

1. The control system is key to optimal loop tuning

Leveraging the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning tools embedded in automation software helps identify the ideal tuning values and maintain them, regardless of process changes. Example: Startup and product formula change time fell 40%; production rates of some products increased 35%.

2. Product advice on easy, affordable modern control, IIoT implementation

Next-generation programmable logic controller (PLC) platforms inexpensively and securely deliver reliable and familiar functionality for basic automated control, combined with advanced features like Wi-Fi and data logging, and increased security measures for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

3. Spotlight on Innovation: 2022 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Control Engineering announces the best automation, control and instrumentation products in the 19 categories of the annual Engineers’ Choice Awards program.

4. Six ways IIoT expands manufacturing system capabilities

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is best used to expand process control and automation systems capabilities while letting them perform as designed. See six methods on how the IIoT enhances manufacturing.

5. How automation can bolster information control in a factory

Information flow and control on the factory floor can improve automation and help manufacturers make better decisions.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Apr. 4-10, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.

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