Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 7-13: Engineers’ Choice, IEC 61131-3, FDI integration, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 7-13 for Control Engineering covered the 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards winners, IEC 61131-3, FDI integration standards, process models facilitating feedback control, and what to consider when specifying a servo system. Link to each article below.
Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories chosen by Control Engineering’s print and digital audience.
Although the IEC 61131-3 standard for control programming languages has been around for nearly 25 years, limited awareness of its scope and features has kept it from becoming a requirement in North America.
Companies should expect to start hearing a lot more about FDI in 2016, as products that support this new device integration standard come to market. Control Engineering Europe reports on FDI’s journey so far.
Mathematical models of process behavior can be used to improve the design and performance of feedback controllers.
This tutorial will help with selecting a servo system that will perform at the optimal level for the selected application. Ensure these areas are addressed.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, March 7-13, for articles published within the last two months.
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