Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 14-20: Engineers’ Choice finalists, five automotive advances, sensor-to-cloud interoperability, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, five automotive industry advances, sensor-to-cloud interoperability, PID velocity, and three-phase motor operation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 14-20. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 21, 2016

The top 5 most read articles online, from Nov. 14-20 for Control Engineering, covered the Engineers’ Choice finalists, five automotive industry advances, sensor-to-cloud interoperability, PID velocity, and three-phase motor operation. Links to each article below. 

1. 2017 Engineers’ Choice Finalists 

For a limited time, the official Engineers’ Choice ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers. Vote for the best Engineers’ Choice finalists of 116 entries across 28 categories. 

2. Five automotive industry advances, lessons for other industries

The automotive industry has made many technological and safety enhancements, which can be applied to other industries. See five advances and advice on traceability and data collection, upgrades, machine vision, robotics, and safety systems.

3. Groups collaborate on sensor-to-cloud interoperability

Cover Story: The FDT Group and OPC Foundation have collaborated on off-the-shelf interoperability designed to help plants, factories, and other industrial facilities gain access to enterprise-wide, sensor-to-cloud interoperability and enhanced lifecycle management throughout the industrial sector. See what standards apply, and how they’re helping.

4. The velocity of PID 

Inside Process: Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) theory is best introduced as the familiar second order differential equation via the velocity form instead of the more traditional positional form. 

5. How to properly operate a three-phase motor using single-phase power

There are several methods to operating a three-phase motor using single-phase power to make what would be an otherwise expensive and arduous process a little easier.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, November 14-20, for articles published within the last two months.  

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