Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 1-7, 2021

Articles about the 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 3 data analysis tips, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay February 8, 2021

The top 5 most read articles online, from Feb. 1-7, 2021 for Control Engineering covered the 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 3 data analysis tips, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Spotlight on Innovation: 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Control Engineering announces the best automation, control and instrumentation products in the 21 categories of the annual Engineers’ Choice Awards program.

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. 3 data analysis tips: Adapt data, leverage employee skills, innovate

Industry 4.0 requires an appropriate use of data structures, people skills and analytic tools.

4. PLC users can use cloud services without programming

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), machine builders and others can access a no-code Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cloud platform, providing easy-to-use data analysis tools, other functionality for bottom-line improvements.

5. Your questions answered: Motors and drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management

Webcast presenter answers additional questions on motor management tips and tools.


The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Feb. 1-7, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.