Top 5 Control Engineering articles, October 5-11: Leaders under 40, common VFD myths, motor starting methods, more

Articles about the Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, current motor starting methods, OEE concepts and formulas, and industrial control panel standards were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 5-11. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra October 12, 2015

Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Oct. 5-11, covered the Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, current motor starting methods, OEE concepts and formulas, and industrial control panel standards. Link to each article below.

1. 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40

The 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40 are a dedicated group of engineers that give hope to the future of manufacturing.

2. The truth about five common VFD myths

Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable frequency drive.

3. Current motor starting methods: Advantages and disadvantages

Starting and stopping “industrial-standard motors” and other operations present great challenges for many companies. Companies can handle these challenges depending on specific conditions.

4. The quick and dirty about OEE: Key concepts and formulas

Learn these key formulas to calculate overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and assess Lean performances.

5. Standard for industrial control panel builders changing

UL 508 is being phased out and replaced by UL 60947-4, which is designed to harmonize international standards by UL, the Canadian Standards Association, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in Europe. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, October 5-11, for articles published within the last two months.

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