Top 5 Control Engineering articles, August 1-7: PID control, smart machines and IIoT, control system migration, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 1-7 for Control Engineering covered PID control and loop tuning, smart machines and the IIoT, control system migration, DCS migrations, and mobile HMIs. Links to each article below.
PID loop tuning may not be a hard science, but it’s not magic either. Here are some tuning tips that work.
Essential technology developments within distributed, connected machines with real-time capabilities include heterogeneous processing architecture; hardware, software design and development; and readiness for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Control system migration projects can provide significant value to industrial operations by ensuring a smooth transition to newer technology with virtually no changes to physical wiring or intellectual property.
When planning a distributed control system (DCS) migration, some of the old can be retained, but don’t go too far. Training is critical to a smooth and safe transition.
Cover Story: Once a mobile device is connected to the IIoT and can access real-time manufacturing data, it can improve plant operations by helping decision makers when they need the information.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, August 1-7, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.