Available now: Control Engineering May/June 2024 digital edition

Control Engineering’s May/June digital edition, available online, includes automation workforce development and the 2024 Control Engineering salary survey. Other articles include Product of the Year, good/bad PID tuning, PLCs and programming, drives, cybersecurity, manufacturing execution systems and an automated testing application. See video summary.

By Mark T. Hoske June 28, 2024
Cover image courtesy: CDM Smith

 

Learning Objectives

  • Find and learn from experts in the Control Engineering May/June digital edition online; non-subscribers can view or download by registering.
  • Learn about automation workforce development with cover story and related articles on the Control Engineering salary survey and career advice, skills shortage solutions, STEM and motion control, good and bad of PID tuning, back to the future of the PLC, VFDs, cybersecurity, MES, Product of the Year and exponential gains in automated productivity.
  • Explore links to 14 topical eBooks and other automation and controls multi-media resources.

Control Engineering May/June digital edition insights

  • Control Engineering’s May/June digital edition is available online; non-subscribers can view or download by registering.
  • Cover story is on “How to develop automation engineers,” part of the 13-page workforce development section and annual Control Engineering salary and career study, a subscriber favorite. Product of the Year, good/bad PID tuning, PLCs and programming, drives, cybersecurity, manufacturing execution systems and an automated testing application are among other articles.
  • It also links to 14 summer edition topical eBooks and other automation and 15 links on the online highlights Page 7.

The May/June digital edition of Control Engineering is available online and non-subscribers can view or download by registering.

The cover story of the Control Engineering May/June print-digital edition is on workforce development, part of a 13-page section that includes the annual Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey. Other workforce-development topics include career advice, the making of an automation professional, how to progress in automation, skill shortage solutions and unusual STEM careers in motion control. NEW: Video highlights are provided.

Seven other Control Engineering May/June digital edition feature article topics are Product of the Year, PID tuning, PLCs and programming, drives, cybersecurity, manufacturing execution systems (MES) and an automated testing application. On Page 7, see 15 links for May online highlights.

Control Engineering table of contents on automation and controls

The May/June Control Engineering issue has 13 feature articles, many with additional images graphics and links to related articles online accessible from the digital edition by clicking on the headline. Feature article topics are Control Engineering salary survey, salary survey career advice, Automation engineer pipeline: The making of an automation professional, How to progress in engineering, automation: 3 phases; Solving the skills shortage requires an innovative approach; Spectacular performers fly with motion controls, STEM, not CGI; Advanced process control: One page of PID spotlight, part 5; Seven pages online; Back to the future of the PLC; Power quality, harmonics: How to select a variable frequency drive (VFD); Crafting the right IT/OT cybersecurity strategy; Picking the right MES or automation solution; Product of the Year: What would make your job easier? Make exponential gains now: Automation, I/O, mechatronics (application).

At right, the cover image Control Engineering May/June 2024 digital edition previews the automation workforce development topics and salary survey as well as other automation, control and instrumentation topics. At left, the May/June digital edition of Control Engineering links to 14 eBooks on specific industrial automation topics.

At right, the cover image Control Engineering May/June 2024 digital edition previews the automation workforce development topics and salary survey as well as other automation, control and instrumentation topics. At left, the May/June digital edition of Control Engineering links to 14 eBooks on specific industrial automation topics. Cover image courtesy: CDM Smith

The “Insights” section of the May/June digital edition of Control Engineering includes: Market Update: Mergers in automation; Technology Update: Choosing the right computing paradigm for industrial transformation; Automate 2024 roundup, recap: How to accelerate automation’s benefits; Think Again: Control Engineering, in its 70th year, joins WTWH Media.

The three-page table of contents for the Control Engineering May/June 2024 digital edition previews and links to valuable resources for learning about and advancing in automation, controls and instrumentation. It’s available at www.controleng.com/magazine. Courtesy: Control Engineering

The three-page table of contents for the Control Engineering May/June 2024 digital edition previews and links to valuable resources for learning about and advancing in automation, controls and instrumentation. It’s available at www.controleng.com/magazine. Courtesy: Control Engineering

New products online and more about PLC programming are included. Highlights from emailed newsletters and online eBooks are shown.

Finally, the online table of contents page links to 15 online articles and videos, a subset of automation, controls and instrumentation knowledge posted during May at www.controleng.com.

Cover image, table of contents, 14 eBooks on automation topics

See images of the cover and the eBook page. The cover image explores workforce development best practices as described by three engineers at CDM Smith at three stages in their automation careers.

Mark T. Hoske is editor-in-chief, Control Engineering, WTWH Media, mhoske@wtwhmedia.com.

KEYWORDS: Control Engineering, digital edition, May/June 2024

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Author Bio: Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor/content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop. He has been writing about technology since 1987, writing professionally since 1982, and has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from UW-Madison.