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Process Manufacturing

Model-less multivariable control (XMC) automates the way operating teams have always carried out multivariable constraint control and optimization manually. Notably, this method does not require detailed models or embedded optimizers. XMC uses patented rate-predictive control (RPC) internally. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC August 11, 2020

Model-less multivariable control technology acquired

Lin and Associates, Inc. has agreed to acquire APC Performance LLC's model-less multivariable control (XMC) technology, which provides back-end control to distributed control systems and programmable controllers.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Lavoro Technologies
Remote Monitoring August 4, 2020

Cloud solutions enable remote work productivity, without replacing SCADA

Use SCADA to best advantage, and the way it’s meant to be used

By Eric Fidler
Courtesy: McEnery Automation
Data Acquisition, DAQ July 29, 2020

How to put digitalization to work

Digitalization applies software solutions that use data to improve or transform business processes; digital transformation can include many digitalization projects

By Michael McEnery
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Automation June 20, 2020

Maximizing operational efficiency and productivity

Discrete event simulation (DES) on existing processes can help identify and unlock additional production capacity and improve operational efficiency for manufacturers.

By Tim Bednall
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Automation August 10, 2020

Redefining the boundaries of automation

Production challenges do not wait on IT developments, and getting to the root of a problem does not always have to be rocket science, says George Walker.

By George Walker
Courtesy: ControlSphere Engineering
PLCs, PACs August 4, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, July 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in July 2020 included stories about programmable logic controllers, re-entering the workplace after COVID-19, data management, ladder logic, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Endress+Hauser’s booth at WEFTEC had several sensors and tools designed to gather quick and accurate readings that could be sent to a display for the user so they know when something is wrong. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Process Manufacturing July 26, 2020

Analyzing energy consumption using flow sensors

Arla Foods has achieved transparency over the energy consumed during cottage cheese production at a factory in Sweden using flow sensors.

By Control Engineering Europe