Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 5-11, 2021

Articles about control loop tuning, OT cybersecurity, Engineers' Choice winners, control system evolution and data visualization were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 5-11, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra April 12, 2021

The top 5 most read articles online, from April 5-11, 2021, for Control Engineering covered control loop tuning, OT cybersecurity, Engineers’ Choice winners, control system evolution and data visualization. Links to each article below.

1. Know where to start with control loop tuning

Understanding proportional gain and integral time’s functions in control loop tuning values and how they work together is important.

2. How to protect embedded systems in OT cybersecurity

Understanding cybersecurity issues in embedded devices is a complicated, ongoing process, but it’s well worth doing … and doing right. Here are a few steps to get you started on the journey.

3. Spotlight on Innovation: 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Control Engineering announces the best automation, control and instrumentation products in the 21 categories of the annual Engineers’ Choice Awards program.

4. Evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence

Cover Story: Can artificial intelligence (AI) prove to be the next evolution of control systems? See three AI controller characteristics and three applications.

5. How to accelerate data visualization

As the volume of industrial data grows exponentially, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are providing improved data visualization and storytelling tools to support intelligent automation and strategic decision making.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, April 5-11, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media,

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

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