Control Systems

The August 2021 issue of Control Engineering provides information about applying automation, along with other topics. Courtesy: Control Engineering
Automation September 16, 2021

Control Engineering August 2021 edition gets a grip on applying automation

How to apply automation is the topical focus of the August 2021 digital edition of Control Engineering. Link to the August issue articles below and to prior 2021 issues.

By Mark T. Hoske
Building diagram. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Automation, Controls September 3, 2021

Managing BIM workflow and improving the process

Building information modeling (BIM) is a workflow and acts as a combination of those three words that make up the acronym during the design process.

By David Butts
Courtesy: VIPA ControlsAmerica and New Products for Engineers' Database
PLCs, PACs September 25, 2021

Know your PLC programming audience

Programmable logic controller (PLC) code should never be a bottleneck when troubleshooting and should be designed to address the needs and knowledge of as many engineers as possible.

By Mike Blenman
Courtesy: Seeq Corp.
AI and Machine Learning September 12, 2021

Scaling machine learning for the manufacturing masses

Enabling access to machine learning algorithms in easy-to-use advanced analytics applications accelerates insights in process data. A specialty chemical manufacturer used ML tools to predict over 90% of quality deviations and save more than $500,000 per year in quality downgrades.

By Allison Buenemann
Dedicated Controls June 17, 2017

Industrial motor control system

Striatech's switched reluctance (SR) motor and dedicated control combination is designed for industrial applications such as large conveyors for steady operation.

By Striatech
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC September 7, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 30 to September 5, 2021

Articles about APC improvements, industrial products, face mask prototypes, industrial products, control system improvements and jumpstarting a successful IIoT program were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 30 to September 5, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast: Effective process control system migration
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 17, 2021

Effective process control system migration, Part 3: Poll results, answers

Those who delay a DCS migration risk loss of uptime and reliability and have difficulty applying incremental improvements. Also, related controls and instrumentation upgrades incompatible with legacy equipment.

By Don Bartusiak and Lynn Njaa