Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 16-22, 2021

Articles about scalable IIoT networks, robots for manufacturing operations, motor and drive tips, HMI/SCADA design and effective process safety were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 16-22, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra August 23, 2021
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The top 5 most read articles online, from August 16-22, 2021, for Control Engineering covered scalable IIoT networks, robots for manufacturing operations, motor and drive tips, HMI/SCADA design and effective process safety. Links to each article below.

1. Four tips for designing scalable IIoT networks

Don’t get distracted by the promises of the latest so-called solutions for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Focus on these essential design principles while building a data network. Intelligent input/output modules and other tools can add flexibility.

2. Choosing the right robot for warehousing, manufacturing operations

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and static robots have different needs and abilities. Knowing the difference is critical to understand which choice will be the best fit.

3. Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 1

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

4. When designing HMI/SCADA, consider many factors

User abilities, skill levels, future plans, needs of stakeholders, and other items should be explored. See a system integrator’s advice and seven SCADA system integration/design questions to ask.

5. How to achieve effective process safety

Automation systems and people can work together with a corporate safety culture in place that emphasizes zero-risk tolerance and proper understanding of engineering principles such as using proper alarm management strategies and systems, regulatory procedures and industry best practices.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, August 16-22, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


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