Control Engineering hot topics, August 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in August 2022 included stories on IIoT optimization, digital transformation and the cloud, 5G, IIoT's impact on manufacturing and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Morgan Green September 2, 2022
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Hot topics in Control Engineering, for August 2022, for stories posted in the last three months included IIoT optimization, digital transformation and the cloud, 5G, IIoT’s impact on manufacturing and more. Links to each article below.

1. Leveraging IIoT for process optimization, modernization

Industrial facilities need combined production and maintenance strategies using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital twin tools to minimize unscheduled shutdowns and optimize product quality while cost-effectively using existing operations, maintenance and engineering resources.

2. A look at digital transformation using the cloud

Cloud architecture, when examined in its entirety, can be very complex. Focusing on its interface with operations technology makes matters clearer and more manageable.

3. IIoT is reshaping the industrial sector in 2022

If you and your customers aren’t realizing the top 5 benefits of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in 2022, are your competitors? See how wireless connectivity and industrial 5G are among IIoT trends.

4. Case study: Redesign the process then control the system

Pharmaceutical control system integration: Fixing a blind spot in the process design helped user requirements for a heat exchanger control system. A control system may not be able to fix a faulty process.

5. Plan for the future with 5G, mobile edge computing

With the help of 5G and mobile edge computing, business owners, manufacturing facility managers and control engineers are experiencing the benefits of transforming traditional, manual processes into automated, efficient technological solutions.

6. The driving force behind Industry 4.0 success

Smart sensors play a key role in helping manufacturers achieve Industry 4.0 goals.

7. Top 10 modern SCADA system features

A modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system should be designed to help manufacturers take advantage of digital transformation and should run on modern technology.

8. Black channel approach to functional safety

For easier commissioning and better performance, take a black-channel approach to functional safety, combined with the advantages of EtherCAT.

9. Four cybersecurity technologies, concepts can reduce industrial network risk

Explore the qualities and benefits of zero trust, principle of least privilege and other methods of improving cybersecurity. Four key technologies and security concepts are highlighted.

10. Understanding the wiring and programming of a labeler application

Tutorial: Labeling machines are commonly used as part of the packaging process and must be precise. The setup process for wiring and programming can be complex; here’s how make it simpler.

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Morgan Green, associate editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology,

Author Bio: Morgan Green, associate editor, CFE Media and Technology.