Top 5 Control Engineering content: April 15-21, 2024

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week includes VFDs, gen AI, industrial networking and more.

By Tyler Wall April 22, 2024
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week includes VFDs, gen AI, industrial networking and more.

1. How to choose a VFD for medium-voltage motors

Understand the advantages of multi-level output drive topology in medium voltage (MV) motor applications. Motor insulation reliability and reflected waves: What to consider when selecting a variable frequency drive (VFD).

2. How gen AI can help amplify industrial efforts

Carefully curated AI, when integrated on a comprehensive industrial automation platform, will accelerate the way users develop, deploy and optimize manufacturing and processing operations.

3. Industrial networking 101: Everything you need to know

Industrial networking is vital to today’s manufacturing landscape. From different types of networks to key components and best practices, this guide will help you navigate the intricacies of industrial Ethernet networking

4. How unified namespace drives efficiency, quality in manufacturing

A UNS in modern manufacturing enhances efficiency, quality and profitability by standardizing data integration and communication across various systems and technologies.

5. Six Toyota SCADA software requirements; how to select KPIs

Toyota demonstrated how to select key performance indicators (KPIs) among many datapoints available among devices and systems connecting to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software, at the 2024 ScadaFest conference by VTScada by Trihedral. See three elements of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and six requirements for SCADA software selection.

Author Bio: Tyler Wall is an associate editor for CFE Media and Technology