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Control Engineering hot topics, June 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in June 2020 included stories about workplace distancing, COVID-19 impacts, cybersecurity risk, HMI/SCADA software, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay July 1, 2020
Courtesy: Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Institute of Technology

Hot topics in Control Engineering, for June 2020, included workplace distancing, COVID-19 impacts, cybersecurity risk, HMI/SCADA software, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Workplace distancing simulation and management: Facilities, manufacturing, offices

To lower risk to COVID-19 exposure, use digital twin design and simulation software, wireless tags and receivers and asset tracking software help manage employee risks and enable workplace productivity. See nine questions manufacturers and facility owners need to ask about COVID-19.

2. Control your move to remote operations

Successful companies manage change in an open environment by understanding the structure of the operations team, the contributions of the staff and the systems required to support them across all modes of operation.

3. Four challenges and four recommendations for manufacturing in the COVID-19 pandemic

As the economy grows after the COVID-19 pandemic slowdown, manufacturers face challenges and opportunities including industrial disaster recovery, manufacturing supply chains, manufacturer staffing, transparency, and manufacturing investments.

4. Integrated control system can reduce cybersecurity risk

Integrated control and safety systems can simplify a strong cybersecurity posture for a manufacturer.

5. Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2020

Career update: Many subscribers work in critical industries; half of non-salary compensation relies on profits, some changed by COVID-19. Lack of skilled workers continues to be the top threat to manufacturing for the survey period ending March 16, before more recent COVID-19 impacts.

6. How COVID-19 is changing the engineering jobs, jobs market

Taking control in an uncontrolled time: Leaders share lessons from the industrial automation, controls, and manufacturing industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

7. SCADA platform tools save time and money

Installing a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system improved efficiency for a Wisconsin-based automotive supplier. Results included greater visibility, faster problem solving, lower costs and more throughput.

8. Doing more with HMI/SCADA software

Modern technology and creative thinking are enabling many impressive projects using human-machine interface software and supervisory control and data acquisition software. HMI and SCADA software help with OT and IT convergence. See six SCADA software advantages, applications.

9. Five ways digital transformation metrics give manufacturers more flexibility

Digital transformation (DX) provides manufacturers with more flexibility and transform industrial processes and operations. See five ways metrics cover the DX solution lifecycle.

10. Create value from data: Using HMIs as intelligent edge devices

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are evolving beyond basic visualization devices to become edge-located, data handling, and analytical powerhouses. See 5 modern HMI attributes.

On Mondays, see the top 5 articles of the prior week.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media, kgay@cfemedia.com.


Keagan Gay
Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.