Control Engineering hot topics, February 2024

Control Engineering’s most clicked articles in February 2024 included stories on SCADA, industrial networking, DCS and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Tyler Wall March 5, 2024
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering

Hot topics in Control Engineering, for February 2024, for stories posted in the last three months included stories on SCADA, industrial networking, DCS and more. Links to each article below.

1. Improving efficiency through automation with SCADA

A steel pipe maker implements supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), manufacturing execution (MES) and statistical process control (SPC) at their facility to improve operations.

2. Industrial networking 101: Everything you need to know

Industrial networking is vital to today’s manufacturing landscape. From different types of networks to key components and best practices, this guide will help you navigate the intricacies of industrial Ethernet networking

3. DCS of the future, cybersecurity services, integrated asset management

ABB discussed future process control capabilities, cybersecurity services and integrated asset management to help users interact with automation more easily, as discussed at the 2024 ARC Industry Forum.

4. How to use TSN to improve machine design performance, precision

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that specializes in pad printing and hot stamping machines used time-sensitive networking (TSN) to improve overall performance, accuracy and precision for its motion control applications. See video.

5. What makes an HMI excel on the plant floor

A human-machine interface (HMI) can offer engineers different benefits depending on the industry and setting it’s being used in.

6. The time is now for systems integrators

Labor and skills shortages justify increased automation; SIs occupy key position in today’s supply chains; SI Giants embrace the opportunities.

7. Overcome three obstacles to process data analytics, see example

By implementing advanced analytics software, industrial organizations can easily corral data from numerous sources, automate its preparation for analysis and modeling and provide process experts with more time to study the insights and optimize operations for maximum uptime.

8. ARC Industry Forum 2024: Industrial AI potential is here, now

Industrial artificial intelligence (AI) was a dominant theme at the ARC Industry Leadership Forum, but many companies and users are only beginning to scratch the surface of the benefits it can bring. See three things industrial AI applications should do and a video demo.

9. New products for next-generation, open automation infrastructure controller

Schneider Electric delivers next-generation, open automation infrastructure, distributed control node (DCN) with independent software-defined controller, in collaboration with Intel and Red Hat, as announced at the 2024 ARC Industry Forum.

10. Important technological developments to watch for 6G

Several requirements are needed to be considered when designing a 6G radio to further improve link range as well as enhance data rate as research begins.

Author Bio: Tyler Wall is an associate editor for CFE Media and Technology