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Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

Articles about programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the top 5 VFD parameter changes, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, using diamond as a metallic conductor, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay January 4, 2021
Courtesy: Inductive Automation

The top 5 most read articles online, from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3 for Control Engineering covered programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the top 5 VFD parameter changes, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, using diamond as a metallic conductor, and more. Links to each article below.

1. 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).

2. 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.

3. Replacing seven SCADA systems with one

Toronto Pearson International Airport starts fast on major baggage program with new, streamlined SCADA system that serves as the heart of the ambitious project.

4. Using diamond as a metallic conductor

Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a theoretical model, which could improve solar cells, quantum sensors, optical devices and more.

5. 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).

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Dec. 28 to Jan. 3, 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.