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Workforce Development April 27, 2021

Control Engineering April 2021 issue

Read the April 2021 digital edition to learn about IIoT for automation, smart manufacturing and smart factory acceleration, PID tuning and more.

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Control Systems May 13, 2020

Effects of COVID-19 on automation, controls, instrumentation

In video comments, Control Engineering content manager Mark T. Hoske briefly touches on short- and longer-term effects of COVID-19 on automation, controls, and instrumentation markets.

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PID, APC August 30, 2019

The basics of model-following control

Two proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers can be better than one. Model-following control may be the best choice if it's important to get the process variable to the setpoint without hunting or overshoot.

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Process Manufacturing April 1, 2019

Understanding feedforward control

Feedforward controls applied to a process, with limited, measurable disturbances, can keep the process variable close to the setpoint.

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PID, APC November 25, 2015

Fixing PID, Part 3

PID: Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect. Consider how deadtime affects integral action.

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PID, APC April 28, 2014

Fixing PID, Part 2

Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect.

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PID, APC November 30, 2012

Fixing PID, Part 1

Proportional-integral-derivative controllers may be ubiquitous, but they’re not perfect.

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