Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 14-20: Tesla coil research, fluid power control, augmented reality, more

Articles about Tesla coil research, open- and closed-loop control for fluid power, augmented reality and process control, closed-loop control guidelines, and how to choose open- or closed-loop control were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 14-20. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra August 21, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 14-20 for Control Engineering, covered Tesla coil research, open- and closed-loop control for fluid power, augmented reality and process control, closed-loop control guidelines, and how to choose open- or closed-loop control. Links to each article below.

1. Research team developing Tesla coil designs

Researchers at The Geek Group National Science Institute have set out on an ambitious program of research and experimentation seeking to discover new uses for Tesla coils (TCs).

2. Open- vs. closed-loop control in fluid power applications

Fluid power applications are complex. It can be a challenge to choose between an open- or closed-loop design; both have advantages and disadvantages. See table.

3. Augmented reality for manufacturing and process control applications 

Manufacturers looking to find answers quickly to complex problems within factories, buildings, and process control applications are using augmented reality.

4. Guidelines for using a closed-loop control system

Tutorial: Which factors should be considered to determine whether an open-loop or a closed-loop control design should be used?

5. How to choose open- or closed-loop control

Defining open- and closed-loop control with application examples can help explain when each should be used, why, and with what consequences.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, August 14-20, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.