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Top 5 Control Engineering articles Aug. 3-9, 2020

Articles about the value of digital transformation during COVID-19, programmable logic controllers, electronic flow measurement, IIoT and edge computing, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug. 3-9, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay August 10, 2020
Courtesy: ABB

The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 3-9 for Control Engineering covered the value of digital transformation during COVID-19, programmable logic controllers, electronic flow measurement, IIoT and edge computing, and more. Links to each article below.

1. COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation

Industrial organizations are realizing digital transformation value during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes rapid production changes, enterprise-wide connectivity, and a shift from proof of concept to proof of value for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.

2. Which IEC 61131-3 Programming Language is best? Part 2

With many programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and standards from which to choose, select the best language for specific automation and controls applications. Part 2 focuses on function block diagram (FBD), continuous function chart (CFC) and structured text (ST).

3.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.

4. 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.

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 controleng.com, Aug. 3-9, 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.