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Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Dec. 14-20, 2020

Articles about migrating legacy PLC programs to modern PLC hardware, system integrators reducing maintenance costs, flowmeter testing and calibrating challenges, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 14-20 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay December 21, 2020
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The top 5 most read articles online, from Dec. 14-20 for Control Engineering covered migrating legacy PLC programs to modern PLC hardware, system integrators reducing maintenance costs, flowmeter testing and calibrating challenges, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Migrating legacy PLC programs to modern PLC hardware

Zero downtime is a requirement for many water/wastewater processes, often necessitating upgrading legacy automation by migrating existing code

2. How system integrators can help reduce maintenance costs

Shirley Ike from Wood Americas offers advice on predictive and prescriptive maintenance.

3. Flowmeter testing, calibration has many challenges

There are several challenges of testing and calibrating flowmeters used in high pressure and high temperature applications.

4. Top 5 VFD parameter changes explained

Programming variable frequency drives (VFDs) to fit most industrial applications require only the most basic settings to operate the motor. Understand these 5 VFD parameter changes to optimize VFD programming to fit most motor-drive applications.

5. How modern simulation software addresses intralogistics challenges

Cover Story: Advanced simulation software provides optimization insight, enabling distribution and fulfillment centers to address issues and optimize efficiency. See video.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Dec. 14-20, 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.