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Top 5 Control Engineering articles Jun. 4-10

Articles about autotuning PID control, the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, remote technical training, motion control safety, and IT and OT convergence were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 4-10, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

Chris Vavra
06/11/2018
Top 5 Control Engineering articles Jun. 4-10

Figure 3: For some applications where the process behaves in a very predictable manner, a slight detour in a setpoint change is sufficient to identify the behavior of the process. Courtesy: Control Engineering, CFE MediaThe top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 4-10 for Control Engineering, covered autotuning PID control, the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, remote technical training, motion control safety, and IT and OT convergence. Links to each article below.

1. Pros and cons of autotuning control: Part 1

Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers that can automatically select their own tuning parameters sound good but face challenges.

2. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2018

Career Update 2018: Engineers are getting paid more and a greater percentage expect to get increases in 2018, but the technical challenge and a general feeling of accomplishment remains the highest factors for job satisfaction.

3. Implementing remote technical training

By using an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateway, or a remotely-controlled PC, critical how-to skill-based training can be made available to engineering students anywhere there’s an Internet connection.

4. Observation wheel demonstrates safety with a view

Case study: Automation’s attention to safety, reliability, and ease of implementation at the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Observation Wheel.

5. Understanding the convergence of IT and OT

Information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) are converging to improve manufacturing operations, that can offer benefits such as improved productivity and security.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jun. 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra(at)cfemedia.com.

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