Articles about rate-predictive control, the Engineers' Choice Awards, feedforward control, temperature sensor calibration, and connecting quality and process data were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 15-21. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Feedforward controls applied to a process, with limited, measurable disturbances, can keep the process variable close to the setpoint.
MIT researchers have developed a sensor that can monitor wiring in a building or ship, and signal when repairs are needed.
AutomationDirect's ProSense DGA differential pressure gauges are used to measure and display difference in air pressure between two reference points in inches of water.
Experience is required to properly design and apply solids handling systems. Accurately measuring the quantity of solids in a tank or silo is crucial to product management, custody control, and transfer.
Measure multiple variables to deliver data-rich IIoT applications.
Automation product design, system integration, and application advice follows from some of the 2019 Engineers’ Choice winners.
Sensor failure risks are significantly reduced if the temperature sensor can be calibrated in situ.
More hydrostatic pumps are being fitted with electronic controls. While this does provide higher upfront costs in the short term, the long-term benefits are greater.
A combination of information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) cybersecurity expertise is required to manage the influx of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and increased IT/OT integration.