Courtesy: Adam Smith, USC Viterbi
Process Safety June 9, 2021

How wastewater monitoring can mitigate health outbreaks

USC Viterbi researchers are using data collection to study wastewater as a way of predicting future disease breakouts ahead of testing data.

By Avni Shah
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 1, 2021

Know where to start with control loop tuning

Understanding proportional gain and integral time’s functions in control loop tuning values and how they work together is important.

By Rocky Chambers
The image at left shows the crystal structure of a MoTe2|PtS2 heterobilayer with isocharge plots from a model created at Rice University. When the materials are stacked together, mirror symmetry is broken and there is a charge transfer that creates an intrinsic electric field. This field is responsible for Rashba-type spin-splitting shown by the band structure at right, where the spin is perpendicular to momentum. Courtesy: Sunny Gupta, Rice University
PID, APC March 1, 2021

Theory accelerates push for spintronic devices

Rice University models help ID materials for advanced electronics, computer memories for spintronics.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Honeywell Process Solutions
Process Manufacturing February 28, 2021

Future-proofing process control systems with Lean project execution

Control engineers can future-proof their process control systems (PCSs) with Lean project management principles, which gives companies the flexibility needed to meet ever faster changing customer demands.

By Joe Bastone
Courtesy: Avanceon
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
Image courtesy: Wood
AI and Machine Learning February 17, 2021

Evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence

Cover Story: Can artificial intelligence (AI) prove to be the next evolution of control systems? See three AI controller characteristics and three applications.

By Kence Anderson, Winston Jenks and Prabu Parthasarathy
Courtesy: Avanceon
AI and Machine Learning February 16, 2021

Manufacturing analytics and machine learning benefits

Analytics and machine learning (ML) are the norm in manufacturing and can help users get better, more actionable data. Two examples are highlighted.

By Matt Ruth