Top 5 Control Engineering content: October 31 to November 6, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered advanced process control, PLC programming, device lifecycle management and more.

By Chris Vavra November 7, 2022
Courtesy: Emerson

Control Engineering’s top 5 content over the past week covered advanced process control, PLC programming, device lifecycle management and more. Links to each article below.

1. Six questions that can help remove advanced process control roadblocks

Advanced process control (APC) helps process manufacturers unlock the full value of automation to reduce variability, improve throughput, and reach sustainability goals.

2. PLC programming dos and don’ts to consider

Programmable logic controller (PLC) programming is often done to resolve an immediate problem, but this can lead to long-term issues, particularly if the original programmer isn’t around.

3. Simplifying device lifecycle management

With smarter, more complex devices, including everything from input/output (I/O) to flowmeters, simplicity is key to help users get the most out of their devices.

4. Soft robots grip with the right amount of force

MIT researchers created a system that lets robots effectively use grasped tools with the correct amount of force.

5. Automation mergers, acquisitions, capital markets analysis: October 2022

The Bundy Group reported eight automation transactions in the month of October. Analysis on the acquisitions and reports are highlighted below.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, October 31 to November 6, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

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


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