Top 5 Control Engineering articles Apr. 30 to May 6

Articles about data analytics, building a small controls project, motor service factor, April hot topics, and building a process model were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 30 to May 6, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

05/07/2018


Figure 3: The energy management team and process operations group spent most of their time wrangling data instead of analyzing it, and only one person could understand and work with the spreadsheet to create a report. Courtesy: Seeq Corp.The top 5 most read articles online, from Apr. 30 to May 6 for Control Engineering, covered data analytics, building a small controls project, motor service factor, April hot topics, and building a process model. Links to each article below.

1. Four ways spreadsheets limit data analytics

Tools needed for data cleansing, visualization, contextualization, and modeling.

2. Six tips for designing and building a small controls project

When designing and building a small controls project, aspects such as ordering and specifying parts, building the system, and programming should be considered to make the process as smooth as possible.

3. Defining motor service factor

Understanding the proper applications of motor service factor (SF) to maximize a motor’s life expectancy and performance.

4. Control Engineering hot topics, April 2018

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in April 2018 included stories about DCS implementation, IIoT's capabilities, ladder logic, cybersecurity advice, and AI's impact on robotics. Miss something? You can catch up here. 

5. Ten reasons to build a process model for a manufacturing plant

A process model can be anything from a simple spreadsheet to a complex model that includes all aspects of a real-world manufacturing plant, which includes only what is necessary to answer vital questions.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Apr. 30 to May 6, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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