Top 5 Control Engineering content: September 11-17 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include PID tuning, PLC programming and Control Engineering’s 2023 Engineering Leaders under 40.

By David Miller September 18, 2023

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered PID tuning, PLC programming and Control Engineering’s 2023 Engineering Leaders under 40.

1. Beyond PID: 6 advanced strategies to add value to modern process control

While PID control is a good choice for most process control applications, sometimes the application is too challenging or complicated. When that’s the case, six strategies can simplify the process.

2. PLC programming language fundamentals for improved operations, maintenance

Programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages help keep manufacturing operations running smoothly. Learn about the five types of PLC programming languages and how they’re used.

3. What makes an engineering trailblazer? Read about the 2023 leaders here

Engineering Leaders Under 40 include 34 rising stars of innovation.

4. Are you applying a PID control to non-linear processes correctly?

How to automate: Using a valve characterizer example, learn how proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control can reach outside of usual linear processes to effectively handle real-world, non-linear applications.

5. How can PID methods protect compressors from surge and choke?

Application: Advanced controls avoid hazardous surges to centrifugal and axial compressors. Processes described make it easier to find optimal PID settings using standard tuning routines that can be the basis for autotuning and makes it easier to implement adaptive control. See diagrams, equations.

 


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