Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 9-15: Selecting and applying VFDs, Engineers’ Choice winners, high-performance HMIs, more

Articles about selecting and applying VFDs, the 2015 Engineers’ Choice winners, high-performance HMIs, integrating wastewater with wireless, and artificial intelligence for control engineering were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, March 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra March 16, 2015

Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Mar. 9-15, covered selecting and applying VFDs, the 2015 Engineers’ Choice winners, high-performance HMIs, integrating wastewater with wireless, and artificial intelligence for control engineering. Link to each article below.

1. Selecting and applying VFDs

Clear understanding of the application, noise sources, and configuration parameters ensures peak variable speed drive (VFD) performance, efficiency, and reliability. 

2. 2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards winners

A total of 26 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for the 2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards, which were voted on by Control Engineering’s print and digital audience. 

3. High-performance HMIs: Designs to improve operator effectiveness

Users and system designers consider how changing HMI strategy can help make operators better at their job and reduce those confused phone calls. 

4. Integrating wireless with wastewater

Industrial wireless network with new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is part of a five-year, $47 million capital improvement plan formed and approved by the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (SWPCA) of Stamford, Conn. 

5. Artificial intelligence for control engineering

Robotics, cars, and wheelchairs are among artificial intelligence beneficiaries, making control loops smarter, adaptive, and able to change behavior, hopefully for the better. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, March 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.