Articles about feedforward control, rate-predictive control, IIoT and machine control, Big Data analysis, and the top stories of March 2019 were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 1-7. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plants and equipment are assembled from objects, so controls architecture should be too. New tools help industrial programmers deliver the productivity of object-oriented programming (OOP) without the complexity.
Feedforward controls applied to a process, with limited, measurable disturbances, can keep the process variable close to the setpoint.
Articles about Big Data analysis, edge computing best practices, the Engineers' Choice Awards, industrial mobile robot standards, and rate-predictive control were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 25-31. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Response to more challenging environments.
Advanced control: A new non-PID control algorithm, rate-predictive control (RPC), is adaptive to changes in process gain, which is helpful given the industry’s difficult history of loop tuning, auto-tuning, and model maintenance. RPC also can serve as a model-less feedback multivariable control algorithm.
Articles about the Engineers' Choice Awards, control systems with style, selecting a VFD scope, the future of the IIoT in manufacturing, and robotics as a service were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 25 to March 3. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Cover Story: Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will improve product and service quality, create greater throughput, enhance employee safety, reduce variability, cut waste, and, most increase customer satisfaction.
Selecting a process control system (PCS) involves experienced personnel and understanding critical elements for operations.
CAN in Automation (CiA) is hosting a pair of seminars in March 2019 to explain CANopen benefits for beginners and experienced users.