Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 13 to February 12: Selecting and applying VFDs, control engineers and management, high-performance HMIs, more

Articles about selecting and applying VFDs, 7 things control engineers should know about management, high-performance HMIs, the cloud and mobility technology, and control system implementations were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 13 to February 12.


Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 13-Feb. 12 covered selecting and applying VFDs, 7 things control engineers should know about management, high-performance HMIs, the cloud and mobility technology, and control system implementations. Link to each article below.

1. Selecting and applying VFDs

Clear understanding of the application, noise sources, and configuration parameters ensures peak variable speed drive (VFD) performance, efficiency, and reliability. 

2. 7 things control engineers should know about management

How to communicate effectively with management and accelerate your career: Engineers should know these 7 things about management today. Don't wait for others to delegate the needed resources or complain that they haven't. 

3. High-performance HMIs: Designs to improve operator effectiveness

Users and system designers consider how changing HMI strategy can help make operators better at their job and reduce those confused phone calls. 

4. Moving to the cloud with mobility technology

Human machine interface (HMI) applications and industry are connecting to the rapidly expanding cloud to cut costs, speed implementation, and provide worldwide access to data. 

5. Toward simpler and faster control system implementations

Control system hardware and architectures will look much different going forward: Less customized, more automated. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, January 13 to February 12, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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