PID, APC

Courtesy: Emerson
PID, APC April 11, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 4-10, 2022

Articles about optimal loop tuning, IIoT implementation, Engineers' Choice winners, IIoT and manufacturing and information control were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from April 4-10, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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PID, APC April 1, 2022

The control system is key to optimal loop tuning

Leveraging the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning tools embedded in automation software helps identify the ideal tuning values and maintain them, regardless of process changes. Example: Startup and product formula change time fell 40%; production rates of some products increased 35%.

By James Beall
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC March 7, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 28 to March 6, 2022

Articles about Engineers' Choice winners, advanced process controls, VFDs basics, HMIs and tuning a PM motor with a VFD were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from February 28 to March 6, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC March 1, 2022

Understanding the critical role of metrics for advanced process controls

Advanced process controls (APC) requires appropriate metrics, or key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure safe, efficient operations. Alarms, relief valves, safety systems and APC need monitoring. Learn five good APC metrics, the missing metric and four recommended practices for APC metrics.

By Allan Kern
Courtesy: Peter Galan, retired control software engineer
PID, APC January 31, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 24-30, 2022

Articles about the Control Engineering table of contents, artificial neural networks, IT/OT convergence, industrial automation and integrated cybersecurity were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 24-30, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Peter Galan, retired control software engineer
PID, APC January 27, 2022

Introduction to artificial neural networks in control applications

Practical applications of artificial neural networks (ANNs) for control systems, especially for non-linear systems, include simulating time-optimal controllers and for ANN-based controlled system (plant) models. Such models, combined with classical proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers, can enable adaptive and other, more sophisticated, control systems.

By Peter Galan
Courtesy: Wunderlich-Malec
PID, APC December 21, 2021

Evaluating different PID forms

A theoretical basis for effects of different proportional-integral-derivative (PID) forms on idealized line 1st & 2nd order systems.

By Brian Philbin
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC December 6, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 29 to December 5, 2021

Articles about Engineers' Choice finalists, finite-state machines, AI shortcuts, nanotube-based sensors and SCADA and automation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 29 to December 5, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC November 29, 2021

Understanding APC limits and targets

Process automation and optimization need to use automated multivariable control so it evolves into an industry core-competency, providing low cost, low maintenance and high agility with long life-cycle technology instead of manual multivariable control. Understand limits and targets of advanced process control.

By Allan Kern
Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC October 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, September 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in September 2021 included stories on the 2021 Engineering Leaders Under 40, APC and control system improvements, COVID-19 testing, digital transformation ROI and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra