Top 5 Control Engineering content: August 21-27, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include linear actuator electrification, quantum rods for VR devices, PLC programming fundamentals and more.

By Chris Vavra August 29, 2023
Courtesy: Thomson Industries, Inc.

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered linear actuator electrification, quantum rods for VR devices, PLC programming fundamentals and more.

1. How electrification of linear actuators improve material handling automation

Electric actuators are helping connect the emerging digital world and the physical world. Three factors impacting industrial motion and seven linear actuator advances are highlighted.

2. Arrays of quantum rods could enhance VR devices

MIT engineers developed a way to create these arrays by scaffolding quantum rods onto patterned DNA, which could enhance VR devices.

3. PLC programming language fundamentals for improved operations, maintenance

Programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages help keep manufacturing operations running smoothly. Learn about the five types of PLC programming languages and how they’re used.

4. Motion control, ease of use, sustainability: Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023

First look at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023 includes motion control optimization, ease of use features and sustainability among other topics. Before the Sept. 11-13 show, strong attendance was expected, organizers said.

5. Edge controllers save money, lower risk for water pipeline, pumping, storage

Automation and control of greenfield water distribution system in the world’s largest new city presents challenges and opportunities: Designed-in advantages can be achieved in retrofit automation projects, too.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, August 21-27, 2023, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.