Control Engineering November 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 Insider editions in 2022, January and November.

By CFE Media November 10, 2022
Courtesy: Emerson

Below is a sampling of some Control Engineering online content for November 2022, also pushed out to subscribers on Nov. 10 in the new Control Engineering Insider newsletter. For other months, please see, and daily at

On the cover

Remote intelligence enables many-to-many solutions

As remote automation increasingly involves multiple data producers and many distributed consumers, the need for intelligence at the edge becomes essential.


Using edge machine learning for anomaly detection, predictive maintenance

More powerful and cost-effective computing combined with advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) are helping predictive maintenance to detect anomalies, which predicate a maintenance action when needed. Edge computing brings decision-making and intelligence as close to the process as possible.

How AI and machine learning can drive sustainable 5G

Future networks have the potential to reduce the environmental impact of industries that consume high levels of energy, but the industry needs a holistic energy saving solution to maximize the benefits and create real impact.

How should automation companies respond to unsolicited offers?

Automation companies can be subjected to offers from potential buyers about the business, and it is important to determine which are serious and not. Four questions for automation companies to consider are highlighted.


Manufacturing digitalization: Think differently, working smarter

Manufacturers can change how they operate and make better decisions with automation and controls, but it requires a different mindset and approach. See six steps for effective product, operations management.

Digital trends are transforming industrial landscape

The shift from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0 is already happening, and the emphasis on digital technologies and concepts are driving this change. See six growth opportunities for manufacturers.

OT threat detection and research benefits for manufacturers

Operational technology (OT) systems are in more danger than ever of being hacked and manufacturers have to step up their awareness. See four ways the OT cyber attack surface is increasing.

Digital transformation and IIoT’s impact on process manufacturing

Digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies transform their culture and business. Five steps for companies embarking on the digital transformation journey are highlighted.


Using a six-point plan for creating low-code digital thread

Digital threads can help in a manufacturer’s digital transformation, but it doesn’t have to be a complex process. A six-step plan for developing a low-code digital thread is highlighted.

Throwback Attack: An insider releases 265,000 gallons of sewage on the Maroochy Shire

The groundwork for critical infrastructure attack was  in 2001, when an Australian man became the first known hacker to produce a successful cyberattack.

Improved methods for using sensors in robots

Efficiency, flexibility and visibility can be improved in manufacturing plants by using sensor-level networks to enable sensors in robots to collect better data and more of it.

Systems integrators support end user self-service

Farm, power plant and factory control systems have operated in the same way for decades, following static hard-coded automation logic. This automation logic is typically developed during an initial project development phase and is implemented by automation engineers, as it requires a highly technical skillset.

IIoT for Engineers

Ethernet reliability in the age of IIoT, digital transformation

Improving Ethernet technology can enable the better coordination of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) communications and improve reliability.

Benefits of SDRs for IIoT device testing

Software-defined radio (SDR) systems are suitable for implementing testing and measurement of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices.

Leveraging the OT edge to navigate process manufacturing

As plants adjust to meet the realities of a new global marketplace, an evolving control system with secure operational technology (OT) edge technologies will help lead the way.

Inside Machines

Integrate new technologies, MES software

Integrating Industry 4.0 and manufacturing execution system (MES) software can increase revenues, create faster turnarounds, improve quality for manufacturers.

SCARA robot technology benefits

Selective compliance articulated robot arm (SCARA) robots are capable of many types of movement.


New Products for Engineers

Back to Basics

The importance of a process functional ecosystem

The process functional ecosystem consists of a methodology for viewing the different functionalities that are utilized in most production areas.

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