Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 8-14
The top 5 most read articles online, from April 8-14 for Control Engineering covered evaluating a system integrator, the Engineers’ Choice Awards, IIoT and machine control, questions to ask an SI, and rate-predictive control. Links to each article below.
There are many aspects to consider when evaluating a system integrator for a project, and taking the time to ask important questions up front allows a company to reap long-term benefits.
Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies have the potential to improve user benefits through diagnostics, prognostics and predictive maintenance.
Being prepared, having project management structures and processes in place, and building trust with the customer are the most reliable ways to simplify the systems integration process. See eight system integration project management tips.
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.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, April 8-14, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.