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September 1, 2007

Multivariable Control

Sound knowledge and preparation will help you to unleash its full power

Hans H. Eder, ACT GmbH

Multivariable (MV) control is a powerful technology. Applied in industry for several decades now, substantial benefits from its use have been reported in many publications. Yet, this technique is still by far not utilized to the extent it could and should be, one reason being that there is still a lot of uncertainty about it. Many control professionals are not proficient enough on what MV control really means and when to use it. In fact, most consider it a rather complex, expensive and time-consuming endeavor, inherently too heavy to be dealt with — a perception that calls for correction....

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