Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 15-21: PID control, tablet-based augmented reality, process optimization, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 15-21 for Control Engineering, covered PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, tablet-based augmented reality, improving midstream process optimization, mechatronics efficiency, and information from wireless transmitters. Links to each article below.
PID loop tuning may not be a hard science, but it’s not magic either. Here are some tuning tips that work.
Video: sensors on critical pumps can feed a system to help technicians or operators identify when failures are pending and improve energy efficiency. A major U.S. refinery will host a pilot pump diagnostic project, similar to an NIWeek 2016 stage demonstration held on Aug. 2.
Boost output and use fewer resources while increasing plant life and performance.
Mechatronics design looks at complexity of interdisciplinary technologies, and there are a number of aspects such as teamwork, efficient design, and functionality that need to be considered.
Wireless transmitters provide process information and increase energy efficiency in facilities.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, August 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.