Top 5 Control Engineering articles, February 9-15: Selecting and applying VFDs, Engineers’ Choice winners, control engineers and management, more

Articles about selecting and applying VFDs, the 2015 Engineers’ Choice winners, 7 things control engineers should know about management, high-performance HMIs, and control system triggers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, February 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra February 16, 2015

Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 9-15 covered selecting and applying VFDs, the 2015 Engineers’ Choice winners, 7 things control engineers should know about management, high-performance HMIs, and control system triggers. Link to each article below.

1. Selecting and applying VFDs

Clear understanding of the application, noise sources, and configuration parameters ensures peak variable speed drive (VFD) performance, efficiency, and reliability. 

2. 2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards winners

A total of 26 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for the 2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards, which were voted on by Control Engineering’s print and digital audience. 

3. 7 things control engineers should know about management

How to communicate effectively with management and accelerate your career: Engineers should know these 7 things about management today. Don’t wait for others to delegate the needed resources or complain that they haven’t. 

4. High-performance HMIs: Designs to improve operator effectiveness

Users and system designers consider how changing HMI strategy can help make operators better at their job and reduce those confused phone calls. 

5. Support-focused enterprise controls: Control system triggers

Upper-level system applications rely on movement detection circuits to produce dependable triggers when objects enter, stop in position, and exit process stations.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, February 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.

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