Top 5 Control Engineering articles, September 14-20: Leaders under 40, common VFD myths, wireless instrumentation security, more

Articles about the Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, wireless instrumentation security, industrial control panel builders changing standards, and ladder logic advice were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 14-20. Miss something? You can catch up here.

09/21/2015


Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sep. 14-20, covered the Leaders Under 40, common VFD myths, wireless instrumentation security, industrial control panel builders changing standards, and ladder logic advice. Link to each article below. It is worth noting that, combined, the Leaders Under 40 program has received more than 8,000 pageviews since the winners were announced on Sept. 17. Thanks to everyone for their support.

1. 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40

The 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40 are a dedicated group of engineers that give hope to the future of manufacturing.

2. The truth about five common VFD myths

Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable frequency drive.

3. Security for wireless instrumentation

Keeping wireless field device communications secure: Protocols for wireless instrumentation and other field devices use encryption as a key security element. Is it enough?

4. Standard for industrial control panel builders changing

UL 508 is being phased out and replaced by UL 60947-4, which is designed to harmonize international standards by UL, the Canadian Standards Association, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in Europe. 

5. Ladder logic 304: Timer application

A sample timer application written in ladder logic provides examples of various programming tips, such as ensuring the programmer knows what the customer wants.  

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, September 14-20, for articles published within the last two months.  

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



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