Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 18-24: Engineers’ Choice finalists, 2018 System Integrators of the Year, robot implementation, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, 2018 System Integrators of the Year, robot implementation success steps, collect and optimize data, and PLC software benefits were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra December 25, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from Dec. 18-24 for Control Engineering, covered the Engineers’ Choice finalists, 2018 System Integrators of the Year, robot implementation success steps, collect and optimize data, and PLC software benefits. Links to each article below.

1. Vote now for 2018 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform at www.controleng.com/NP4E.

2. 2018 System Integrators of the Year

Burrow Global, Automation Plus, and ECN Automation are chosen as the 2018 System Integrators of the Year for their service and solutions to the system integrator community.

3. 5 steps to robot implementation success

In order to ensure success when implementing a robotic system, it is important to get company-wide support, define success, and more.

4. Collect, optimize data

Use automation to collect pertinent operations data in the right format for worthwhile outcomes. See three data structure tips.

5. PLC software benefits for industrial manufacturers

Software-based programmable logic controllers (PLC) present numerous advantages over traditional hardware products and the addition of software systems enables greater productivity, detailed reporting for optimization and overall system flexibility.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, December 18-24, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.

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