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Top 5 Control Engineering articles Oct. 5-11

Articles about using robots to reduce risk for COVID-19 in the workplace, programming variable frequency drives (VFDs), 2021 engineers choice finalists, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Oct. 5-11, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay October 12, 2020
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The top 5 most read articles online, from Oct. 5-11 for Control Engineering covered using robots to reduce risk for COVID-19 in the workplace, programming variable frequency drives (VFDs), 2021 engineers choice finalists, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Reducing COVID-19 worker risks with robots

Focusing on COVID-19 risks in the workplace has shed new light on the benefits of automation and robots and their benefits on the plant floor and manifesting in multiple ways.

2. 2021 Engineers’ Choice Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform at www.controleng.com/NP4E.

3. 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.

4. Younger workforce leads the way for manufacturing

Thirty-four manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 have made significant contributions to their industries, as recognized by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering.

5. Using diamond as a metallic conductor

Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a theoretical model, which could improve solar cells, quantum sensors, optical devices and more.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Oct. 5-11, 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.