Top 5 Control Engineering content: May 8-14, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include pump control, PID loop tuning and women in manufacturing.

By David Miller May 16, 2023

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered pump control, PID loop tuning and women in manufacturing.

1. How open process automation will shape the future of pump control

While Industry 4.0 can potentially allow for the intelligent optimization of multi-pump systems, without an open control platform, operators may struggle to properly coordinate their devices.

2. Four things to look for in a robotic integration partner

Partnering with an experienced robotic integrator that utilizes high-performance robots and leading-edge peripherals enables manufacturers to navigate the robotic automation journey.

3. PID loop tuning parameters and control fundamentals

It is important to understand what proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control is and the parameters for closed-loop, open-loop and cascading loops and the parameters involved.

4. How to get more women in manufacturing careers

A “Women in Manufacturing” event is one way Jane Addams Resource Corp. helps increase the number of women in industrial careers; JARC offers free training and certifications in workplace safety, statistical process control, CNC operation, G-code programming, welding and other areas.

5. Control Engineering research: Edge computing, AI

Control processes, SCADA and HMI are leading applications for edge computing; enhancing control capabilities is a common use of artificial intelligence.