Top 5 Control Engineering articles, September 21-27: Leaders under 40, automation software changes, SCADA systems, more

Articles about the Leaders Under 40, automation software changes, SCADA systems and the big picture, common VFD myths, and Ethernet connectivity were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 21-27. Miss something? You can catch up here.


Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sep. 21-27, covered the Leaders Under 40, automation software changes, SCADA systems and the big picture, common VFD myths, and Ethernet connectivity. Link to each article below.

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. Changes in automation software licenses, upgrades

Industrial software users should take advantage of new features and innovations without subscribing to costly annual software maintenance contracts or paying for each individual software version release.

3. Journey to the center of the plant: SCADA systems and the big picture

Having a clear understanding of how process information is flowing through an automation system managed by SCADA is a key skill for every instrumentation and control specialist whether they are responsible for the design, integration, installation, or maintenance of the system. 

4. The truth about five common VFD myths

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

5. Acadian Seaplants Ethernet connections help with 40% capacity increase

New seaweed-processing facility with Ethernet infrastructure and integrated motor control centers allowed Acadian Seaplants to increase capacity by 40% and provide flexibility, visibility, and improve maintenance without production disruption.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, September 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.  

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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