Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 26 to January 1: Ensure proper installation, 2016 SI Giants, pneumatic energy storage, more

Articles about ensuring proper installation, the 2016 System Integrator Giants, storing pneumatic energy, Rockwell's acquisition of Maverick, and VFD benefits for plants were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 26 to January 1. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra January 3, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 for Control Engineering, covered ensuring proper installation, the 2016 System Integrator Giants, storing pneumatic energy, Rockwell’s acquisition of Maverick, and VFD benefits for plants. Links to each article below.

1. Steps to ensure proper installation of monitoring and metering equipment

Following best practices for proper field device installation will help avoid performance issues and help designers realize the true return on investment (ROI). See four steps to ensure proper installation of monitoring and metering equipment and instrumentation, including proper grounding and shielding.

2. 2016 System Integrator Giants

The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue. 

3. Storing pneumatic energy for emergency situations

Pneumatics are versatile and relatively inexpensive compared to electromechanical solutions and we are often called in to troubleshoot applications that are constrained by cost, time, or complexity.

4. Sizing up Rockwell Automation’s big acquisition

What does Rockwell Automation’s purchase of Maverick Technologies mean for the system integration industry?

5. VFDs offer cost-effective benefits for plants

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of the motor and can offer cost-effective benefits for plants.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, December 26 to January 1, for articles published within the last two months.  

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