Brian Fenn

Brian Fenn is vice president of operations, Avanceon


Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop tuning is a major component of process manufacturing operations. Courtesy: Avanceon, CFE Media and Technology
Video April 11, 2022

PID loop control tuning advice

Brian Fenn from Avanceon offers advice on proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop tuning using examples from a recent project at a food and beverage facility, explaining how operations improved with machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). See video.

By Brian Fenn
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Analytics December 18, 2021

Getting the most value from a facility’s data

Companies are turning to their information technology (IT) departments to leverage and gain insights on the large amounts of data being generated.

By Brian Fenn
PID, APC February 26, 2021

Understanding PID tuning

Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning can be challenging to learn, but the experience gained can serve engineers well in other areas. See six things to do when a PID loop underperforms.

By Brian Fenn
Mobility June 29, 2019

Using mobile devices for communication, data collection

Mobile devices like Raspberry Pi are an inexpensive alternative for controllers in the manufacturing space and can be useful for particular input/output (I/O) applications.

By Brian Fenn
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