Control Engineering hot topics, August 2019
Hot topics in Control Engineering, for August 2019, included managing an engineering career, digitizing reality, evaluating controller options, intelligent decisions with the cloud, and more. These are based on the top 10 most read articles online in Control Engineering August. Links to each article below.
A well-managed engineering career means a lifetime career outside the rut. Apply these seven tips to manage a successful engineering career.
Digitizing reality is now possible for workers thanks to technology advances such as the Internet of Things (IoT). This new reality allows workers to benefit from augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) to solve old problems in new and better ways.
Choosing the best industrial controller requires evaluation of automation, communication and security needs.
Users need to be able to capture more precise insights at the edge and make real-time intelligent decisions in the cloud to make the Internet of Things (IoT) valuable.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies realize a greater return on investment (ROI) for plant-floor motors, but companies need to know what they seek and want.
The design phase of a project allows companies to reduce potential machine safety before it has a chance to manifest itself as a hazard and danger to workers.
Sensors are on the front line of the data gathering process, which is vital for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Alarm management has been a great success for the process industry. Initial challenges have largely been met, but new challenges have emerged. Alarm management is most effective as an operations tool, not a safety tool.
A lower self-discharge rate leads to longer operating life for batteries and a lower cost of ownership for remote wireless devices.
An automated loop calibration tool can screen valves and identify which ones require more testing and should be pulled.
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Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.