What are advanced process controls?

Advanced process controls (APC) refers to a sophisticated and growing collection of algorithms (software) applied used in logic devices for making continous, batch, or hybrid operations. Examples include proportional-integral-derivative (PID) software.
PID, APC July 3, 2018

Ladder logic’s future role in automation

Nine considerations when selecting a programming language. Ladder logic is favored by manufacturers in discrete industries, but as technology and automation evolve, its usefulness compared to other IEC 61131-3 programming languages and PC programming depends on application complexity and other factors.

By Jon Breen, Breen Machine Automation Services
System Integration June 19, 2012

Adding a drive to meet energy regulation

Part of a European motor efficiency standard allows use of a variable speed drive to meet energy-saving requirements.

By Frank J. Bartos, PE