Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 10-16, 2020

Articles about edge computing and IIoT, automation helping the COVID-19 pandemic response, system integration, MQTT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug. 10-16, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay August 17, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 10-16 for Control Engineering covered edge computing and IIoT, automation helping the COVID-19 pandemic response, system integration, MQTT, and more. Links to each article below.

1. How edge computing will unleash the potential of IIoT

Combining the potential of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices with the processing power of edge computing, automation solutions and analytics is giving manufacturing production data more value. See five ways to make edge IIoT deployment more effective.

2. Automation helps with COVID-19, energy efficiency, robotics, non-contact motion control, STEM

Automation innovation has opportunities to help with COVID-19 pandemic response, energy efficiency, robotics, non-contact motion control using superconductivity, training and by creating increased interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

3. How to build a system integration business case for automation, controls

When starting any system integration project, consider four fundamental components to business case development: business needs, situational analysis, recommendation and evaluation to create due diligence for project management.

4. Engineers design reusable, silicone rubber face mask

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a silicone rubber face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks.

5. Modernize electronic flow measurement with MQTT

MQTT is a publish/subscribe, extremely simple and lightweight messaging protocol.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Aug. 10-16, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.