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Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 9-15, 2021

Articles about effective process safety, optimizing manufacturing processing, serial communication monitoring, HMI and SCADA design and what IEC 61499 means for PLCs were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 9-15, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra August 16, 2021
Courtesy: MAVERICK Technologies

The top 5 most read articles online, from August 9-15, 2021, for Control Engineering covered effective process safety, optimizing manufacturing processing, serial communication monitoring, HMI and SCADA design and what IEC 61499 means for PLCs. Links to each article below.

1. 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.

2. Optimizing manufacturing processing and quality management with digital twins, IIoT

An examination of the concepts and practices on the design, implementation and some preliminary outcomes based on a real-world use case in a production process control and quality management application in the steel industry, guided by Lean management and Six Sigma concepts and best practices.

3. System integrators and serial communication monitoring: Why it matters

System integrators can help improve operational visibility and cybersecurity posture for industrial control systems (ICSs) with serial communications monitoring.

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. What IEC 61499 means for the PLC

The IEC 61499 international standard doesn’t signal the end for the programmable logic controller (PLC), but its impact, particularly in process control applications, will change how PLCs are used.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, August 9-15, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

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


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