Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 24-30, 2022

Articles about the Control Engineering table of contents, artificial neural networks, IT/OT convergence, industrial automation and integrated cybersecurity were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 24-30, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra January 31, 2022
Courtesy: Peter Galan, retired control software engineer

The top 5 most read articles online, from January 24-30, 2022, for Control Engineering covered Control Engineering table of contents, artificial neural networks, IT/OT convergence, industrial automation and integrated cybersecurity. Links to each article below.

1. Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2021

Think Again: PLC programming, AI and control system evolution, the Career and Salary Survey and HMI/SCADA design were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website during 2021. Why? See also top 3 covers, top 10 articles posted prior to 2021.

2. Introduction to artificial neural networks in control applications

Practical applications of artificial neural networks (ANNs) for control systems, especially for non-linear systems, include simulating time-optimal controllers and for ANN-based controlled system (plant) models. Such models, combined with classical proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers, can enable adaptive and other, more sophisticated, control systems.

3. IT/OT convergence combines industrial and laboratory automation

Teamwork enabled the creation of a large testing lab in just nine months

4. Advancing from industrial automation to industrial autonomous operations

A major controls vendor focuses on industry, uses cloud-based software, artificial intelligence and advanced robotics integration to move customers from industrial automation to autonomous operations.

5. Six critical components of integrated cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS)

Examining industrial control system cybersecurity requires looking at audits, access controls, threat detection, risk mitigation, process sensor security and authentication and vendor collaboration.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jan. 24-30, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.