Control Engineering hot topics, January 2019
Hot topics in Control Engineering, for January 2019, included MQTT’s role as an IoT transport, the 2019 System Integrator Giants, industrial controller selection, the future of IIoT software. These are based on the top 10 most read articles online in Control Engineering January. Links to each article below.
Messaging queuing telemetry transport’s (MQTT) role as an Internet of Things (IoT) message transport derives from its simple design, when it began as an industrial communicator for a pipeline supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.
Three new companies joined the 2019 System Integrator Giants list in a year when most of the world’s top 100 integration companies saw overall business growth.
Factory automation controllers: When specifying controllers for industrial automation applications, consider capabilities such as data handling, communications, and high-speed control.
A guide to understanding and using data distribution service (DDS), time-sensitive networking (TSN), and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) for advanced manufacturing applications.
Automation software and hardware advances reduce programming tasks and provide more built-in configurability, scalability, background communication among software components, simulation/digital twin capability, and usability.
System integrator helps Chobani streamline operations to provide more flexibility and efficiency.
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Machine builder uses industrial Ethernet for remote monitoring and diagnostic services to improve machine reliability and uptime.
Selecting a Profinet interface may enhance industrial network communication for devices.
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