Top 5 Control Engineering articles, September 28 to October 4: Leaders under 40, automation software changes, SCADA systems, more

Articles about the Leaders Under 40, mechatronics and machine design, LNG transport technologies, variable speed efficiency, and common VFD myths were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 28 to October 4. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra October 5, 2015

Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sep. 28-Oct. 4, covered the Leaders Under 40, mechatronics and machine design, LNG transport technologies, variable speed efficiency, and common VFD myths. Link to each article below.

1. 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40

The 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40 are a dedicated group of engineers that give hope to the future of manufacturing.

2. Mechatronics simplifies machine design

Mechatronics reduces inefficiency, errors, and unnecessary expense by breaking down traditional engineering silos.

3. LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand

Having started with the increased prospects of using LNG to help cut carbon emissions, the shale gas sector continues to evolve in the U.S. While the fuel shows promise, it does require careful handling. Ship shore link (SSL) technology helps minimize the risks associated with liquefying, transporting, and storing liquefied natural gas (LNG).

4. Driving greater efficiency through a variable speed future

Adding a variable frequency drive (VFD) is easier than it used to be. Because of the high power factor and efficiency of permanent magnet (PM) motors, it is important to select a VFD based on the motor horsepower, not on motor current.

5. The truth about five common VFD myths

Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable frequency drive.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, September 28 to October 4, for articles published within the last two months.  

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