Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 7-13, 2022

Articles about Engineers' Choice winners, VFDs, motion control implementation, PWM effects and asset management were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from February 7-13, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra February 14, 2022
Courtesy: AutomationDirect

The top 5 most read articles online, from February 7-13, 2022, for Control Engineering covered Engineers’ Choice winners, VFDs, motion control implementation, PWM effects and asset management. Links to each article below.

1. Spotlight on Innovation: 2022 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Control Engineering announces the best automation, control and instrumentation products in the 19 categories of the annual Engineers’ Choice Awards program.

2. VFDs from the inside out

Variable frequency drive (VFD) vocabulary words: These 50 terms can help properly apply VFDs.

3. Product advice on easy, affordable modern control, IIoT implementation

Next-generation programmable logic controller (PLC) platforms inexpensively and securely deliver reliable and familiar functionality for basic automated control, combined with advanced features like Wi-Fi and data logging, and increased security measures for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

4. Understanding the effect of PWM when controlling a brushless dc motor

Motion system designers can be challenged when selecting or developing electronics using pulse-width modulation (PWM) to drive brushless dc motors. Heed some basic physical phenomena to avoid unexpected performance issues, along with general guidelines for using a PWM driver with a brushless DC motor. See diagrams, equations.

5. Configuring alarms in an asset tree improves alarm management

Alarm servers deliver real-time alarm management throughout a system, allowing a company to organize alarms in an intuitive asset structure for easy navigation and roll-up, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Feb. 7-13, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.