Robotics

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020

Articles about how robotics engineers are taking on COVID-19, VFD parameter changes, the true value of data, connecting automation and predictive maintenance, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 30 - Dec. 6 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay December 7, 2020
Courtesy: California Institute of Technology

The top 5 most read articles online, from Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 for Control Engineering covered how robotics engineers are taking on COVID-19, VFD parameter changes, the true value of data, connecting automation and predictive maintenance, and more. Links to each article below.

1. How robotics engineers are taking on COVID-19

Methods used to help robots walk and autonomous cars drive can help epidemiologists predict COVID-19’s spread.

2. Top 5 VFD parameter changes explained

Programming variable frequency drives (VFDs) to fit most industrial applications require only the most basic settings to operate the motor. Understand these 5 VFD parameter changes to optimize VFD programming to fit most motor-drive applications.

3. How to use the true value of data

Manufacturers could save $100 billion through data sharing

4. Connect automation to the power of predictive maintenance

Leveraging operational data already in control systems can drive distribution center (DC) performance and maintenance improvements.

5. China, U.S. leading manufacturing charge from COVID-19 shock

Global manufacturing economic forecasts in the wake of COVID-19 have improved thanks to stronger than expected recoveries from the U.S. and China, but there is a long road to recovery, particularly for some key industries.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media, kgay@cfemedia.com.


Keagan Gay
Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.