Review articles planned for 2017 related to the top 10 hot topics online in 2016. 1: Mathematical models of process behavior can be used to improve the design and performance of feedback controllers. Neural networks in process control: Neural network architecture, controls, Feb.
(Using online traffic and input from subscribers, Control Engineering sets the editorial calendar for 2017.) Because using the calendar year gives a numerical advantage to articles posted earlier in the year, this article online also contains links to top articles from August, October, and December, to better cover hot topics posted later in the year. 4: Inside Process: Integrating control schemes, such as feedback, cascade, and feedforward techniques, can satisfy the control requirements of even highly challenging heat exchanger temperature control applications. IEC 61131-3: What’s the acceptance rate of this control programming standard? 16: Cover story, automation upgrades: Although the IEC 61131-3 standard for control programming languages has been around for nearly 25 years, limited awareness of its scope and features has kept it from becoming a requirement in North America. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2016, May 11: Control Engineering research shows nearly a 5% increase in salaries among respondents to an average of $94,747; analysis of salaries by years with employer shows upward salary pressure for engineering new hires. 6: Inside Process: PID theory is best introduced as the familiar second order differential equation via the velocity form instead of the more traditional positional form. 26: Inside Process: Neural networks have been used in process control strategies for years, but they’re still not commonly found in the industry.
The fundamentals of control engineering, automation, and controls dominated the hot topics in Control Engineering for 2016, with articles on proportional-integral-derivative (PID) and loop tuning, control strategies, and controller programming in the lead.
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This two-part series examines the process of producing a neural network application and includes tools to simplify the process.
Part 1 of this 2-part series covers neural network architecture, control space, model range, data types, and dataset selection. Advanced process control and real-time optimization, Jan.
This online version also contains the top 10 articles posted prior to 2016 and links to hot-topic coverage of 2015. Respondents continue to indicate they like their jobs, by more than 80% this year, but financial compensation is becoming more important, as the economy is seen as the biggest threat to manufacturing today. Ladder logic 105: PLC scanning, March 4: Understanding how scanning works in a programmable logic controller (PLC) is something that needs to be addressed for a user regardless of the program being used. This technology has been applied in a number of fields with great success.
(For a near-real-time analysis of hot topics, Control Engineering posts the top 5 articles of the week on Mondays.) 2016 articles: Hottest topics Below are the hot control engineering topics of 2016, based on traffic at January through December. Understanding PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, July 26: PID loop tuning may not be a hard science, but it’s not magic either. With proper training to lift the veil from the technology, it can be more widely applied-without mystery-to solve some of the most nagging process control problems.