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Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 2-8, 2021

Articles about multivariable control, optimizing manufacturing processing, robotic 3D manufacturing, rotary knife applications and Control Engineering hot topics were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 2-8, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra August 9, 2021
Courtesy: APC Performance

The top 5 most read articles online, from August 2-8, 2021, for Control Engineering covered multivariable control, optimizing manufacturing processing, robotic 3D manufacturing, rotary knife applications and Control Engineering hot topics. Links to each article below.

1. Multivariable control as a core competency

A healthy multivariable advanced process control (APC) layer should be a core-competency of the process industries.

2. Optimizing manufacturing processing and quality management with digital twins, IIoT

An examination of the concepts and practices on the design, implementation and some preliminary outcomes based on a real-world use case in a production process control and quality management application in the steel industry, guided by Lean management and Six Sigma concepts and best practices.

3. Robotic 3D manufacturing providing greater flexibility

Robots are going in new directions thanks to additive manufacturing (AM), which is letting them tackle complex geometries in cutting and collaborating with humans to improve efficiencies in composite layup.

4. Single blade rotary knife: Application overview

Industrial rotary knives, usually servo-driven, cut a continuously-fed web into desired lengths. Software helps size and configure the servo for rotary knife applications.

5. Control Engineering hot topics, July 2021

Control Engineering’s most clicked articles in July 2021 included stories on control system design, IEC 61131-3 structuring tips, scalable IIoT networks, programming standardization and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, August 2-8, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.