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Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2020

Articles about mulitvariable control, PLCs, robots remotely assisting in health care, HMI's, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay September 8, 2020
Courtesy: AutomationDirect

The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6 for Control Engineering covered mulitvariable control, PLCs, robots remotely assisting in health care, HMI’s, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Feedforward: Not as popular as expected, again

Feedforward and feedback: Multivariable control, like single-loop control, can be accomplished primarily with feedback control and selective (not wholesale) use of feedforward.

2. Which IEC 61131-3 Programming Language is best? Part 2

With many programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and standards from which to choose, select the best language for specific automation and controls applications. Part 2 focuses on function block diagram (FBD), continuous function chart (CFC) and structured text (ST).

3. Robots remotely measure patients’ vitals for COVID-19

Robots can remotely measure patients’ vital signs, which could reduce health care workers’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

4. Embedded HMIs excel in automation applications

Delivering the right human-machine interface (HMI) experience is critical whenever people need to interact with automation.

5. Which IEC 61131-3 programming language is best? Part 1

With so many programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and standards from which to choose, what is the right choice for automation and controls applications? Part 1 provides an overview and focuses on Ladder Diagram (LD) and Sequential Function Chart (SFC).

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media, kgay@cfemedia.com.


Keagan Gay
Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.