PID, APC

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: Peter Galan, a retired control software engineer
PID, APC September 2, 2021

Control system improvements: Feed-forward, adaptive, fuzzy control

Control methods that can be more effective than proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers, include feed-forward control, disturbance compensation, adaptive control, optimal PID control and fuzzy control.

By Peter Galan
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC September 1, 2021

Understanding the matrix for APC improvements

More agile tools are helping multivariable control become more effective for advanced process control and other applications than traditional model-based control (MPC) and real-time optimization. Process engineers, operations personnel, DCS and APC engineers, and other process operation and optimization stakeholders benefit from understanding the matrix.

By Allan Kern
Courtesy: APC Performance
PID, APC August 9, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 2-8, 2021

Articles about multivariable control, optimizing manufacturing processing, robotic 3D manufacturing, rotary knife applications and Control Engineering hot topics were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 2-8, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: APC Performance
PID, APC July 30, 2021

Multivariable control as a core competency

A healthy multivariable advanced process control (APC) layer should be a core-competency of the process industries.

By Allan Kern
Courtesy: Peter Galan, a retired control software engineer
PID, APC June 30, 2021

From simulation to computer-aided design of control systems

Cover Story: While simulation systems can help for control system programming design, a general-purpose programming language like C# can be used: First, some basic control system theory.

By Peter Galan
Courtesy: Control Engineering, MIT
PID, APC May 5, 2021

Control loops benefit more than control systems

The world is filled with missing feedback loops that could improve performance if those loops were closed. Learn how your automation knowledge can help others.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
PID, APC May 3, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, April 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in April 2021 included stories on control loop tuning, control system evolution, Engineers' Choice winners, COVID-19 refining tests and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Control Engineering, Aerotech
PID, APC April 23, 2021

How to tune servo systems: Force control, Part 4: Questions and answers

Inside Machines: More answers regarding servo system tuning follow the April 15 webcast on force control as it relates to tuning servo systems.

By Joseph Profeta
Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
PID, APC April 12, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 5-11, 2021

Articles about control loop tuning, OT cybersecurity, Engineers' Choice winners, control system evolution and data visualization were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 5-11, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra