Control Engineering hot topics, June 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in June 2022 included stories on the Career and Salary Survey, leveraging IIoT, HMI design tips and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra July 1, 2022
Courtesy: Honeywell Process Solutions

Hot topics in Control Engineering, for June 2022, for stories posted in the last three months, included the Career and Salary Survey, leveraging IIoT, HMI design tips and more. Links to each article below.

1. Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2022

Solve the workforce challenge: Automate, innovate, hire and retain great workers. Lack of skilled workers, materials and the economy are biggest threats to manufacturing. Lack of available skilled workers jumped from 37% in 2021 to 57% in 2022.

2. Leveraging IIoT for process optimization, modernization

Industrial facilities need combined production and maintenance strategies using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital twin tools to minimize unscheduled shutdowns and optimize product quality while cost-effectively using existing operations, maintenance and engineering resources.

3. Four ways to build a great HMI with visual hierarchy

When designing a human-machine interface (HMI), it’s important to keep in mind it needs to be designed for the human eye. Four visual hierarchy pillars are highlighted.

4. Three effective HMI design pillars in packaging and beyond

A human-machine interface (HMI) establishes a machine builder’s brand, which makes any upgrade require a balance of optimal user experience, hardware options and upstream communication.

5. IT, OT convergence enabling digital manufacturing transformation

6. Three key design strategies for cognitive load

When it comes to designing HMIs and other interfaces, cognitive load is an important factor. Three design strategies are highlighted.

7. Ode to an induction motor

Recite this induction motor tutorial and savor it; even if poetry really isn’t your favorite.

8. How digital twins, IIoT technologies benefit operations

Examine how digital twins and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies work together. Digital twins benefit industrial operations and systems. Digital twin updates can be automated.

9. Industry 5.0’s role in process manufacturing’s evolution

Process manufacturing industries is undergoing a transformation as a wave of cognitive computing applications and infrastructure, collectively known as Industry 5.0, is changing how goods are produced.

10. Flexible automation, robotics at Automate

Automate 2022 in Detroit strongly emphasized flexible automation as companies seek ways to address the supply chain and labor shortages exacerbated by COVID-19 and other world events.

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Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.