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Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 24 to March 1

Articles about the Engineers' Choice winners, intuitive HMI screens, IIoT improvements, digital transformation, and machine modules were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 24 to March 1. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra March 2, 2020
Figure 1: HMI development environments typically provide many design elements representing physical devices, such as valves and pumps, and logical devices, like analog meters. Some samples of the AutomationDirect C-more development software are shown here. Courtesy: AutomationDirect

The top 5 most read articles online, from February 24 to March 1 for Control Engineering covered Engineers’ Choice winners, intuitive HMI screens, IIoT improvements, digital transformation, and machine modules. Links to each article below.

1. 2020 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control and instrumentation products in 29 categories.

2. Configure intuitive HMI screens to simplify automation

Design standards and best practices for human-machine interfaces (HMIs) continue evolving, but simplicity and clarity never go out of style.

3. Use IIoT to improve OEE, increasing ROI

Case-use examples illustrate the point.

4. Small-to-midsize manufacturers face digital transformation constraints

IT and OT software and platform convergence moves forward.

5. Machine module provides software-supported product changeovers

Koch Pac-Systeme designed a labeling and grouping unit in a toothbrush packaging line with a transport system at its core.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Feb. 24 to Mar. 1, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.