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Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 22-28, 2021

Articles about the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay March 1, 2021
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The top 5 most read articles online, from Feb. 22-28, 2021 for Control Engineering covered the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence

Cover Story: Can artificial intelligence (AI) prove to be the next evolution of control systems? See three AI controller characteristics and three applications.

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. 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.

4. Evolving control systems are key to improved performance

Flexible computing, contextual data and modular architectures will change the face of control systems and improve overall plant performance, helping to lower risk from retirements.

5. Four SCADA considerations for manufacturers

Considerations for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and human-machine interface (HMI) systems include situational awareness, an emphasis on cloud and mobile delivery and more.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Feb. 22-28, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

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

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