Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 3-9: Digitization trends, integrator advice, 2017 Salary and Career Survey, more

Articles about digitization trends, integrator advice, the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, NEC changes, and VFD fundamentals were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 3-9. Miss something? You can catch up here.

07/10/2017


The top 5 most read articles online, from Jul. 3-9 for Control Engineering, covered digitization trends, integrator advice, the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, NEC changes, and VFD fundamentals. Links to each article below. 

1. Digitization trends to leave large footprint on automotive industry

A rise in average vehicle life, shift in repair opportunities and sales outlets, and emerging online sales have all created an opportunity for major growth in the automotive aftermarket industry that will likely continue to grow in the future. 

2. Advice from integrators on HMIs, wireless, cloud use, thin clients

System Integrator of the Year roundtable: Tips follow on human-machine interface screen design, wireless and cloud technologies for Industrial Internet of Things, and thin-client use from representatives from two 2017 System Integrator of the Year companies.

3. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2017

Control Engineering salary and career survey research shows an average salary of $96,045 in 2017, up slightly from the 2016 results; job satisfaction continues among respondents. Life-long learning remains critically important. To get youth interested in engineering, more investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and high-profile projects need to be made, respondents said.

4. Top seven 2017 NEC changes you need to know

The 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) includes many changes covering traditional and alternative sources of electrical power.

5. The ABCs of VFDs

Find the right application to match the motor need and know the conditions for using a variable frequency drive (VFD).

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, July 3-9, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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