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Figure: Rate-predictive control (RPC) uses a pre-set move rate, and tapers the move based on the PV’s predicted (apparent or already manifest) value. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has hundreds of patents for process control; as of this writing, RPC is the only one with the claim of being inherently adaptive. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
Wireless May 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, April 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in April 2019 included stories about rate-predictive control, Engineers' Choice Awards, feedforward control, object-oriented programming, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: Two variants of mesh technology. Courtesy: Behr Technologies
Wireless April 30, 2019

Wireless low-power IIoT sensor networks differentiated

Mesh networks and low-power WANs are for different IIoT use cases and installation settings.

By Albert Behr
Sponsored White Paper Wireless April 30, 2019

Turn Remote Sites Into Smart Remote Sites – Cellular Networking Solutions to Connect, Monitor and Control Remote Assets

This white paper explains how using cellular networking to build smart remote sites overcomes many infrastructure, financial and safety barriers.

By Red Lion Controls
Figure 1: Intelligent and accurate tracking of connected parts and products at every stage across a supplier network and production process enables truly “just in time” manufacturing. Image courtesy: HERE Technologies
Wireless April 28, 2019

Five ways location intelligence improves IIoT operations

Digital representations of factories and industrial spaces lead to opportunities.

By Charity Rumery
Figure 1: Process manufacturing plants have PRVs as part of any sealed system where pressure can develop. Large facilities can have hundreds. Courtesy: Emerson
Wireless April 26, 2019

Should assets be monitored in-house or in the cloud?

Wireless sensors and specialized software deliver options for improved effectiveness.

By Brian Joe
Advantech's ICR-3211B router is designed for wireless communication in the mobile networks that make use of traditional cellular technologies. The primary purpose of this router is its use in the Category M1 (Cat M1) services on the cellular LTE network. Courtesy: Advantech
Wireless April 26, 2019

Router for wireless communication in mobile networks

Advantech's ICR-3211B router is designed for wireless communication in the mobile networks that make use of traditional cellular technologies. The primary purpose of this router is its use in the Category M1 (Cat M1) services on the cellular LTE network.

By Advantech
It's an eight-step process for companies to turn data into information, according to Drury. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Wireless April 11, 2019

Use context with IIoT to provide automation value

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has a lot of potential, but without context and a clear goal, value for companies will be less. See 8 ways to move from data to information.

By Chris Vavra
Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. Courtesy: LoRa Alliance
Wireless April 4, 2019

Networking groups announce liaison agreement

The LoRa Alliance and the DLMS User Association (DLMS UA) announced they have signed a liaison agreement to jointly develop DLMS-over-LoRaWAN to support smart metering use cases.

By LoRa Alliance
Courtesy: Hannover Messe
Wireless April 3, 2019

Hannover Messe 2019, Day 2: New partnerships, new Partner Country

Open Industry 4.0 alliance formed, Indonesia named Partner Country for 2020, TSN testbed released

By Bob Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
Wireless April 2, 2019

Architecture proposal for integrating connectivity standards released

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) and Beeond Inc.'s architecture proposal is designed to integrate core connectivity standards – OPC UA, DDS and TSN – for industrial systems.

By Real-Time Innovations (RTI)