Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 14-20, 2022

Articles about Engineers' Choice winners, tuning a PM motor, maintenance operations, process control systems and bolstering information control were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from March 14-20, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra March 21, 2022
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The top 5 most read articles online, from March 14-20, 2022, for Control Engineering covered Engineers’ Choice winners, tuning a PM motor, maintenance operations, process control systems and bolstering information control. 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. Intro to setting up, tuning a PM motor with a VFD

A permanent magnet (PM) motor requires a variable frequency drive (VFD) to operate effectively. See motor comparison table, induction motor vs. PM torque curve, and VFD programming and tuning advice.

3. Improving maintenance operations with data analytics

Increase reliability by planning and integrating analytics using Big Data that’s already being collected during maintenance operations. See five steps to implementing data analytics in maintenance operations.

4. From DCS to OCS: A change in process control system

Compared to a traditional distributed control system (DCS), an industrial optical bus control system (OCS) has a lower investment cost of automation, shorter installation time and reduces control system maintenance costs.

5. How automation can bolster information control in a factory

Information flow and control on the factory floor can improve automation and help manufacturers make better decisions.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, March 14-20, 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.