Top 5 Control Engineering articles Feb. 26 to Mar. 4

Articles about alarm management, the Engineers' Choice winners, edge computing benefits and its value, and industrial controllers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra March 5, 2018

The top 5 most read articles online, from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4 for Control Engineering, covered alarm management, the Engineers’ Choice winners, edge computing benefits and its value, and industrial controllers. Links to each article below.

1. Alarm management: 6 hazards, 4 strategies

Alarm management in an IIoT world: Correlation and classification of industrial process control alarms before the operator sees them vital for safety, speed, and efficiency. Networking and advanced software tools help.

2. 2018 Engineers’ Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

The 31st annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 26 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2017 as chosen by the Control Engineering print and digital audience.

3. Key drivers and benefits of edge computing for smart manufacturing

Edge computing means faster response times, increased reliability and security. Five edge computing advantages are highlighted.

4. Defining the value of edge computing

Explore the three important factors of deploying an edge computing solution.

5. Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers

Industrial controllers are using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies such as Ethernet, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), USB, and MicroSD cards to improve price/performance ratios, shrink form factors, and add new features.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.