Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 27 to August 2: SCADA cyber security, industrial manufacturer priorities, lathe machine tending, more

Articles about SCADA cyber security, industrial manufacturer priorities, automating lathe machine tending, robotic trends, and safety instrumented systems were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 27 to August 2. Miss something? You can catch up here.


Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 27-Aug. 2, covered SCADA cyber security, industrial manufacturer priorities, automating lathe machine tending, robotic trends, and safety instrumented systems. Link to each article below. 

1. SCADA cyber security

Securing control systems with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA): SCADA software, part of many industrial control systems, can use the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework for cyber security.

2. Top 5 priorities for industrial manufacturers

Booz Allen Hamilton has released a report that advocates industrial manufacturers embrace technology and analytics to optimize operations and improve customer experience to better prepare them for the future.

3. Automating lathe machine tending for the automotive industry

At the Brembo factory in China, the Vicenza-based company, Vimacchine, has installed complete processing lines with integrated robots for the production of brake discs.

4. What’s hot in robotics? Four trends to watch

Four diverse trends are having a big effect on the robotics industry worldwide, and the global media and financial gurus are paying attention to the process.

5. Safety instrumented systems: Tips from the trenches: Part I

The two-part installment introduces safety instrumented systems (SIS) and outlines specific tips on designing, developing, and verifying SIS applications. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, July 27 to August 2, for articles published within the last two months. 

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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