Top 5 Control Engineering content: May 20-26, 2024

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week includes PID, robotics, cybersecurity and more.

By Tyler Wall May 28, 2024
Courtesy: Ed Bullerdiek, process control engineer, retired

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week includes PID, robotics, cybersecurity and more.

1. PID spotlight, part 4: How to balance PID control for a self-limiting process

Control of a self-limiting process with a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller begins with learning the role of controller gain, integral and derivative in controlling the self-limiting process. Controller gain responds to the present, integral corrects based on the past, and derivative can be used to best-guess the future.

2. Advance plant-floor robotics three ways with ROS-Industrial tools

Automate 2024: ROS-I tools and resources make open-source more accessible to industry through collaboration, said Matthew Robinson at Automate 2024 by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). Video: 3 take-aways about open-source robotics. See also video clips, photos.

3. Four steps to designing for future OT cybersecurity challenges

Manufacturers are continuing to be a major target for cybersecurity attacks and need to plan and design for the future. Four steps on how to do this are highlighted.

4. Picking the right MES or automation solution for a life sciences application

Life sciences manufacturers have more automation options than ever, but choosing the right manufacturing execution system (MES) or software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to streamline and improve operations is not as difficult as it may seem.

5. Automation engineer pipeline: The making of an automation professional

Strategic automation engineering professional workforce planning requires developing the necessary talent to meet current needs and future personnel demands. The need to attract and introduce new young professionals to the automation discipline and to cultivate the pipeline for the future workforce has never been greater.

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

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