Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 3-9, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, March 3-9, 2014, including articles about motion control, training simulators, CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers mobile application, Microsoft in process control systems, and control charts.
A piece of Cold War history uses automation for precise control of its floating dry dock. Less expensive components and in-house engineering allowed for a more advanced system.
Changing demographics and the ability to deploy trainers to remote locations are driving new technologies for the next generation of operators.
CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 engineering-related applications for Android and iOS, created by various companies. We've organized apps by category, company, and type. This month, gain access to our vision category.
Engineering and IT Insight: Process control architects and designers are questioning the 15-year wisdom that you cannot go wrong by picking the Microsoft environment for a process control system. See 6 critical requirements for process controls.
For real-time monitoring, a control chart is a statistical tool to analyze the past and predict the future. Choosing the wrong one from among hundreds increases the risk of errors. Advice follows on how to choose the right control chart. This is a March Digital Edition Exclusive.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.controleng.com, March 3-9, 2014, for articles published within the last two months.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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