Top 5 Control Engineering articles, December 21-27: Engineers’ Choice finalists, deploying smart HMIs, System Integrator Giants, more
The top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 21-27 for Control Engineering covered the Engineers’ Choice finalists, deploying smart HMIs, the 2015 System Integrator Giants, intelligent and efficient PLC programming, and fixing PID. Link to each article below.
The Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering’s print and online subscribers.
Smart human-machine interfaces (HMIs) can securely tie servers, controllers, and input/output (I/O) devices together, inside and outside the plant. There are many differences between embedded and PC-based HMIs and it is important to know them to find the right fit for a particular system.
The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue.
PID: Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect. Consider how deadtime affects integral action.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, December 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.
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