Top 5 Control Engineering content: May 23-29, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered the Career and Salary Survey, IIoT implementations, PID implementation, PLC modules and tuning a VFD motor. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra May 31, 2022
Courtesy: Inductive Automation

Control Engineering‘s top 5 content over the past week covered the Career and Salary Survey, IIoT implementations, PID implementation, PLC modules and tuning a VFD motor. Links to each article below.

1. Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2022

Solve the workforce challenge: Automate, innovate, hire and retain great workers. Lack of skilled workers, materials and the economy are biggest threats to manufacturing. Lack of available skilled workers jumped from 37% in 2021 to 57% in 2022.

2. Industrial IoT made fast and easy

With the tools available today, implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is not as hard as people think.

3. PID-correction-based control system implementation

The analog PID controller, still considered as the most powerful, can be modified as a discrete-time control system. Equations and examples follow.

4. PLC transaction module bridges IT, OT for system integrator

Connecting the programmable logic controllers (PLC) that run the plant floor operations with the structured query language (SQL) databases can be challenging. An example involving an automation systems integrator is highlighted.

5. Intro to setting up, tuning a PM motor with a VFD

A permanent magnet (PM) motor requires a variable frequency drive (VFD) to operate effectively. See motor comparison table, induction motor vs. PM torque curve, and VFD programming and tuning advice.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 23-29, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.