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Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Jan. 25-31, 2021

Articles about top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, free PLC programming software for education, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Jan. 25-31, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay February 1, 2021
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The top 5 most read articles online, from Jan. 25-31, 2021 for Control Engineering covered top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, free PLC programming software for education, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, and more.  Links to each article below.

1. 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.

2. Free PLC programming software for education

Available programmable logic controller (PLC) software that is free for users is crucial for users and students who can’t currently access a lab. See table with a breakdown.

3. Replacing seven SCADA systems with one

Toronto Pearson International Airport starts fast on major baggage program with new, streamlined SCADA system that serves as the heart of the ambitious project.

4. Which IEC 61131-3 programming language is best? Part 1

With so many programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and standards from which to choose, what is the right choice for automation and controls applications? Part 1 provides an overview and focuses on Ladder Diagram (LD) and Sequential Function Chart (SFC).

5. How artificial intelligence will change work

MIT researchers offer insight on the challenges and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and how they will change the nature of work.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jan. 25-31, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media, kgay@cfemedia.com.


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