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Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 6-12, 2020

Articles about COVID-19's impacts on engineers, manufacturers and electronic industry, and advanced process control were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 6-12, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay April 13, 2020
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media

The top 5 most read articles online, from April 6-12 for Control Engineering covered COVID-19’s impacts on engineers, manufacturers and electronic industry, and advanced process control. Links to each article below.

1. Poll results, week 2: Doubled adverse COVID-19 impact on engineers, industry

For respondents answering March 11 to 19 and March 20 to 25, 13% felt a “great deal” of impact in the first week and 35% the next week.

2. COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help. See Control Engineering highlights.

3. Coronavirus will force manufacturers to enhance automation, digitalization

COVID-19 is forcing manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalization for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges.

4. Understanding multivariable control: The missing metric

Advanced process control: An improved understanding of the role of multivariable control in industrial process operations will lead to more cost-effective solutions and engage a wider circle of people in the process automation enterprise.

5. Survey on impact of COVID-19 on electronics industry released

Recent results of a survey on the impact of the coronavirus displayed a shift towards more positive expectations and minimal impact to the electronic components industry.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, April 6-12, for articles published within the last two months.

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.