Top 5 Control Engineering articles, November 9-15: PLC or DCS, Engineers' Choice finalists, wireless communication, more

Articles about choosing between a PLC and DCS, the Engineers' Choice finalists, wireless communication developments, mechatronic system controls, and selecting an industrial wireless sensor network were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.

11/16/2015


The top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 9-15 for Control Engineering covered choosing between a PLC and DCS, the Engineers' Choice finalists, wireless communication developments, mechatronic system controls, and selecting an industrial wireless sensor network. Link to each article below. 

1. Six steps to choose between PLC and DCS for process industries

Learn how to choose between PLC and DCS. Though PLC and DCS technologies were invented to serve different industrial processes, the last 15 years have seen a massive merger of functionalities between both worlds.

2. 2016 Engineering Choice Awards' Finalists 

The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. 

3. Developments in wireless communication for industrial use

Recently the wireless industry has seen new advances in Wi-Fi-enabled devices in the commercial space. New features to improve throughput are becoming standard for many commercial devices.  

4. Five tips for improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system

Advanced machine designs and new Industry 4.0 technologies combine mechanical motion with sophisticated electronic controls in a synergy known as mechatronics.

5. Practical considerations for selecting an industrial wireless sensor network

Wireless trends: Choosing a wireless network requires evaluation of communication protocols, device availability, and present and future user needs. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, November 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.  

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



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