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Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 6-12

Articles about multivariable control benefits, control network standards, human-robot interaction, data historians, and IIoT benefits for manufacturers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 6-12. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra May 13, 2019
Model-less multivariable control (XMC) automates the way operating teams have always carried out multivariable constraint control and optimizaton manually. Notably, this method does not require detailed models or embedded optimizers. XMC uses patented rate-predictive control (RPC) internally. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 6-12 for Control Engineering covered multivariable control benefits, control network standards, human-robot interaction, data historians, and IIoT benefits for manufacturers. Links to each article below.

1. Model-less multivariable control benefits

Part 2: Model-less multivariable control (XMC) is designed to solve multivariable control challenges without using detailed models or embedded optimizers.

2. Taking control of controls

Ford’s 10-year operational evolution started with network standards.

3. Fenceless safety methods embrace human-robot interaction

Human-robot collaboration (HRC) is becoming more common, but humans still need to be aware of their machine counterparts. Companies have developed techniques to make it easier for humans and robots to safely interact and improve plant floor productivity.

4. The data historian’s history told

Momentum around time-series data storage suggests a new chapter for a legacy offering.

5. IIoT-ready technologies improve machine controls

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies have the potential to improve user benefits through diagnostics, prognostics and predictive maintenance.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 6-12, for articles published within the last two months.

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

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Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Production Editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media