Hot topics in Control Engineering, for April 2021, included control loop tuning, control system evolution, Engineers’ Choice winners, COVID-19 refining tests and SCADA master plans. Links to each article below.
Understanding proportional gain and integral time’s functions in control loop tuning values and how they work together is important.
Cover Story: Can artificial intelligence (AI) prove to be the next evolution of control systems? See three AI controller characteristics and three applications.
Control Engineering announces the best automation, control and instrumentation products in the 21 categories of the annual Engineers’ Choice Awards program.
Rice University-led study evaluates methods to find signs of COVID-19 virus in municipal wastewater plants and have found a viable and consistent method for detection.
The best application of the supervisory control and data acquisition system’s components ensure the continuity of a water and wastewater plant’s operational success.
As the volume of industrial data grows exponentially, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are providing improved data visualization and storytelling tools to support intelligent automation and strategic decision making.
Case study: Used equipment had functional controllers, typically legacy programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and others had defunct PLCs or no automation at all. Edge controllers and input/output (I/O) devices helped integrate the equipment into a cohesive system, which led us to make an edge controller the central focus.
Technology ranges from the simple to the sophisticated.
Industry 4.0 might seem daunting and expensive, but manufacturers can make it practical without getting bogged down in details.
Sewage treatment case study tracks early success, including accuracy and reliability.
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