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Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 1-7, 2021

Articles about the Spotlight on Innovation: 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay March 8, 2021
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The top 5 most read articles online, from March 1-7, 2021 for Control Engineering covered the Spotlight on Innovation: 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, and more. Links to each article below.

1. 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.

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. 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.

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. Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 2

Testing a direct drive and geared rotary servomotor shows there are some significant differences between the two when actually put into practice.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, March 1-7, 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.