Top 5 Control Engineering content: February 6-12, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week covered material science innovations, advice for optimizing VFDs, and 2023 System Integrator Giants.

By David Miller February 13, 2023
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered material science innovations, advice for optimizing VFDs, and Control Engineering’s 2023 System Integrator Giants.

1. Superconductivity switches on and off in magic-angle graphene

MIT physicists have found a new way to switch superconductivity on and off with magic-angle graphene by using a short electric pulse.

2. Eight frequently-neglected VFD parameters to optimize

Recognizing variable frequency drives (VFD) parameters such as thermal current, pulse-width modulation and more can help engineers get better performance for many different applications.

3. 2023 System Integrator Giants

CFE Media and Technology presents the 2023 System Integrator Giants, a ranking of the top systems integrators by system integration revenue as reported in the Global System Integrator Database.

4. Analysis: Ability to delay Microsoft DCOM hardening patch ends as of March 2023

The mandatory Microsoft DCOM hardening patch, “one of the best changes Microsoft has made for DCOM,” effects only a small percentage, but still a large number of applications. There’s no postponing the patch as of March. Be aware of the impact and related misinformation.

5. Voting is open for the 2023 Product of the Year Program

The Control Engineering Product of the Year program highlights some of the best new control, instrumentation, and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering‘s print and online subscribers.

David Miller, content manager, CFE Media and Technology,