Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 23-29: IIoT advice, TSN and real-time Ethernet, successful MES implementation, more

Articles about the IIoT and manufacturing, TSN and real-time Ethernet networking, successful MES implementation strategies, hot Control Engineering topics, and five VFD questions were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 23-29. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra January 30, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from Jan. 23-29 for Control Engineering, covered the IIoT and manufacturing, TSN and real-time Ethernet networking, successful MES implementation strategies, hot Control Engineering topics, and five VFD questions. Links to each article below. 

1. IIoT arrives; It’s time to get started

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has progressed from dream to hype to reality. Today, the basic deployment scenarios of the IIoT solutions we implement for our end user manufacturing customers.

2. What does time-sensitive networking and real-time Ethernet data mean for the future of industrial systems? 

Avnu Alliance members explain how real-time communications enabled by Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) will strengthen the future of industrial systems.

3. Tips for a successful MES implementation strategy

Manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions require a great deal of planning and test to be successful and it requires everyone on the shop floor to be on the same page.

4. Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2016, 2017 

Think Again: Control Engineering readers choose hot topics of 2016, and that online traffic points to key trends in Control Engineering in 2017. What can you learn from these top Control Engineering articles of 2016? New: See related articles of 2017 and top graphics of 2016.  

5. Five questions to ask when selecting a VFD

Users looking to select a variable frequency drive (VFD) need to consider their application, power source characteristics, and other safety and maintenance aspects to ensure that a production plant’s operations remain smooth with minimal downtime.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, January 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.

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