Top 5 Control Engineering content: March 11-17, 2024

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week includes PLCs, PIDs, DCS and more.

By Tyler Wall March 18, 2024

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week includes PLCs, PIDs, DCS and more.

1. PLC hardware speed, I/O, communications, redundancy, Part 1: PLC introduction, evolution

In a November 9 webcast, “PLC series: PLC hardware speed, I/O, communications, redundancy,” David Ubert, senior automation specialist at Black and Veatch, and Eelco van der Wal, managing director at PLCopen, discussed how PLC designs have changed to meet automation and control challenges in recent years.

2. PID spotlight, part 2: Know these 13 terms, interactions

Learning proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller tuning begins with the basics: Definition of terms, the PID equation (multiple forms) and seeing how each of the PID terms functions independently from each other and separated from a process.

3. DCS of the future, cybersecurity services, integrated asset management

ABB discussed future process control capabilities, cybersecurity services and integrated asset management to help users interact with automation more easily, as discussed at the 2024 ARC Industry Forum.

4. Low-voltage ac drives evolving toward compact, multi-axis, integrated solutions

The low-voltage ac drive market is shifting toward compact and more integrated solutions that take advantage of technology innovations.

5. Southeast Asia becoming major global manufacturing hub

A series of global manufacturing hubs are being established in Southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

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