Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 5-11
The top 5 most read articles online, from Nov. 5-11 for Control Engineering covered tuning tips, Engineers’ Choice finalists, pharmaceutical manufacturers, machine metrics, and functional safety. Links to each article below.
Best practices to follow to increase loop tuning performance and reliability in a facility include increased efficiency, controller gain, and being aware of loop interactions.
The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to enact cybersecurity measures for their programmable logic controller (PLCs) to prevent hackers from causing damage that could have major repercussions for the health of the company’s customers.
Machine as a service (MaaS) and blockchain manage and secure machine data and transactions. Blockchain, while known for its use in the financial world, is being used by Steamchain, a start-up company, to provide secure financial and machine information design to help end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Functional safety can help reduce downtime, improve product reliability, and expand global markets for manufacturers.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Nov. 5-11, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.