Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 21-27: PC-based control, Engineers’ Choice winners, heat exchanger control strategies, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 21-27 for Control Engineering covered PC-based control, the 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards winners, heat exchanger control strategies, ladder logic and PLC scanning, and data acquisition and analysis. Link to each article below.
PC-based control systems are at the front lines of automation technology and information technology convergence (AT/IT) as businesses find ways to funnel data into a useful, actionable form designed to empower decision makers as they look to stay competitive.
Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories chosen by Control Engineering’s print and digital audience.
Integrating control schemes, such as feedback, cascade, and feedforward techniques, can satisfy the control requirements of even highly challenging heat exchanger temperature control applications.
Understanding how scanning works in a programmable logic controller (PLC) is something that needs to be addressed for a user regardless of the program being used.
A programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to not only provide information on signal levels, but it can also capture data and it can be analyzed, but there are a number of challenges the user faces from a software and logistical standpoint.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, March 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.
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