Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 29 to February 4
The top 5 most read articles online, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4 for Control Engineering, covered the IoT and manufacturing, three VFD trends, 2018 technology trends, robotic additive manufacturing, and selecting an automation controller. Links to each article below.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the manufacturing industry with increased connectivity, an improved supply chain, and has enhanced smart manufacturing.
Variable frequency drive (VFD) development is shifting focus away from general-purpose motor controls that are already meeting market demands toward reduced installation costs.
With advancements in automation, industries need to stay on top of the challenges ahead.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is changing how engineers and part designers think and robots are enabling the technology by making AM machines and processing faster and more accurate than they would be on their own.
Consider these criteria when selecting an automation controller for motion, robotics, machines, and other applications.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, January 29 to February 4, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.