Control Engineering hot topics, December 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in December 2022 included stories on HMI/SCADA systems and solutions, MQTT, SI Giants and System Integrator of the Year winners and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra January 3, 2023
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Hot topics in Control Engineering, for December 2022, for stories posted in the last three months included HMI/SCADA systems and solutions, MQTT, SI Giants and System Integrator of the Year winners. Links to each article below.

1. HMI/SCADA systems: Upgrade your migration

When upgrading human-machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software, don’t just create a new version of the old. Enable workers with advanced HMI/SCADA capabilities after migration. See five tips for optimizing HMI/SCADA screens.

2. Developing a sustainable SCADA solution for global agribusiness

A global agribusiness developed a sustainable supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for their company.

3. Leveraging MQTT, industrial edge devices in automation projects

Message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) and industrial edge devices remove systemic limitations, communicate more data and improve system security for IIoT implementations.

4. SI Giants 2023 average system integration revenue increases

Supply chain, staffing and COVID-19 are main concerns among SI Giant system integrators.

5. 2023 System Integrator of the Year winners

Integrator companies Eosys, NorthWind Technical Services and George T. Hall are recognized for their outstanding achievements.

6. Sustaining SI support for water/wastewater facilities

As water/wastewater municipalities are struggling to replace retiring technical personnel and support increasingly sophisticated automation technologies, they are finding well-staffed system integrators can provide the electrical, instrumentation and controls support they need.

7. Paper-thin solar cell can turn surfaces into power source

MIT researchers develop a scalable fabrication technique to produce ultrathin solar cells that can be seamlessly added to any surface. See video.

8. Process sensors and advanced analytics efficacy

Sophisticated sensors rely on predictive analytics for process and equipment monitoring. See examples of present and emerging process sensor applications.

9. Asphaltene turned into graphene for composites

Rice University scientists are working on converting asphaltene, a carbon-rich resource, into useful graphene.

10. Digital transformation at Gibson, control system integration for chemical, food and beverage

2023 System integrator of the Year, Eosys, excelled in digital transformation, batch control, and other control and automation system project integration, with emphasis on mentoring and continuing education.

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Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.