Control Engineering hot topics, January 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2022 included stories on Control Engineering hot topics, industrial automation advances, embedded systems, edge computing advances and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra February 1, 2022
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Hot topics in Control Engineering, for January 2022, for stories posted in the last three months, included Control Engineering hot topics, industrial automation advances, embedded systems, edge computing advances and more. Links to each article below.

1. Control Engineering January 2022 online table of contents

Control Engineering is producing 10 print/digital editions this year and we want to ensure you have easy access to as much content as ever with two Control Engineering inside editions in 2022, January and November.

2. Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2021

Think Again: PLC programming, AI and control system evolution, the Career and Salary Survey and HMI/SCADA design were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website during 2021. Why? See also top 3 covers, top 10 articles posted prior to 2021.

3. Advancing from industrial automation to industrial autonomous operations

A major controls vendor focuses on industry, uses cloud-based software, artificial intelligence and advanced robotics integration to move customers from industrial automation to autonomous operations.

4. Event-driven applications for embedded systems: Summary of PDF

C code is provided and explained for creating event-driven applications for embedded systems, and simulating a task-manager application.

5. OEM delivers automated pressure testing with edge computing

An oil and gas original equipment manufacturer (OEM) uses edge computing for integrated data and control to maintain the safety and integrity of drilling facilities.

6. Decoding your motor’s nameplate

The most relevant information of a motor should be recorded on the nameplate, which includes frame size, voltage, power and more.

7. 2022 System Integrator of the Year winners

Integrator companies Revere Control Systems, Hargrove Controls + Automation and Huffman Engineering are recognized for their outstanding achievements.

8. Seven tips for implementing machine learning in controls environments

Machine learning (ML) applications are evolutionary by nature, so it is important to understand how they work and keep looking for new ways to apply them to deliver an automation advantage.

9. PLCs remain essential in modern automation

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) often fill an essential role in automation by communicating, monitoring and controlling automated processes and will continue to do so in the IIoT era.

10. Launching rockets securely by converging IT, OT and high-speed DAQ

Converging information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and high-speed data acquisition (DAQ) helps make an aerospace solid booster test bench safe from cyberattack.

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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.