Top Control Engineering articles, June 2012
The most-visited articles at www.controleng.com during June 2012 included articles on HMI and PLC integration, video game influences on HMI design, motor-driven systems efficiency update, wireless instrumentation video, and tutorials on thermowells and boiler drum level controls, among others.
Most-read Control Engineering online articles for June 2012 at www.controleng.com included articles on human machine interface (HMI) and PLC integration, video game influences on HMI design, motor-driven systems efficiency update, wireless instrumentation video, and tutorials on thermowells and boiler drum level controls, among others. More about each article and links follow.
Choices of controllers that include an integrated HMI in one package are growing. These promise greater simplicity if the combination of elements works in your situation.
Industrial HMI developers consider how video game technology can change the way operators work with control systems. Video: ABB demonstrates some interesting possibilities.
Electric motors have received predominant attention from energy-efficiency standards and regulations due their vast industrial usage and well-documented design, performance, and test specifications.
It’s difficult to say what convergence of competing protocols will mean for wireless instrumentation users. See video.
Thermowells, while protecting temperature sensors from a process fluid, can undergo tremendous stresses. A new standard is designed to lower risk of failures.
Avoid Trips And Maximize Steam Output By Reviewing Your Control Equipment, Strategy, And Tuning.
Bluetooth Low Energy technology is a whole new technology that can benefit industrial communications.
Understanding the data and the standards for a deadly plant danger.
If there were a state of Control Engineering, everything in that state would be top secret. Here’s why.
Correct motor sizing is critical for maximum efficiency, as is making the right rewind-versus-replace determination.
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