Top 10 Control Engineering articles, March 12 to April 11: PLC scanning, Engineers’ Choice, data acquisition and analysis, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 12 to Apr. 11 for Control Engineering covered PLC scanning, the 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards winners, data acquisition and analysis, cyber security protection, and sensor actuation charts. Link to each article below. Also see what ranked 6-10 over the last month.
Understanding how scanning works in a programmable logic controller (PLC) is something that needs to be addressed for a user regardless of the program being used.
Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories chosen by Control Engineering’s print and digital audience.
A programmable logic controller (PLC) is designed to not only provide information on signal levels, but it can also capture data and it can be analyzed, but there are a number of challenges the user faces from a software and logistical standpoint.
Watch for a backdoor cyber security assault. End users, integrators, and device manufacturers need to adapt and prepare for this new reality. Follow these cyber security steps.
To document speed transition points, designers remove the aspect of time and adopt sensor activation charts. These charts purposely convey an object’s station-specific movement information to control system designers.
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As an online-only feature, we’re featuring the stories that finished 6-10 over the past month.
A survey of IT and OT professionals indicated that the is a lack of preparation for a potential cyber security attack against industrial control systems (ICSs), particularly in the energy industry, which faces more cyber attacks than any other industry.
The oil and gas industry has plenty of data; now it needs to put it to better use.
PC-based control systems are at the front lines of automation technology and information technology convergence (AT/IT) as businesses find ways to funnel data into a useful, actionable form designed to empower decision makers as they look to stay competitive.
Industrie 4.0 is propelling organizations and their production and service delivery capabilities far beyond steam power and factory electrification, and industrial control systems (ICSs) can provide a vital layer of protection to keep networks safe.
As implementations of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 frameworks commence, network communication protocol translations are needed.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, March 12 to April 11, for articles published within the last two months.
– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.