Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 9-15: Control panel design, choosing a control system platform, choose the best controller, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Jan. 9-15 for Control Engineering, covered good control panel design, choosing the right control system platform, choosing the best controller, the 2016 System Integrator Giants, and a universal Internet of Things (IoT) language. Links to each article below.
Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design.
Choosing between a programmable logic controller (PLC) or a distributed control system (DCS) depends on the type of project and plant. PLCs and a DCS provide different kinds of benefits, depending on the application.
Consider the features and typical applications for industrial controllers to understand what type of controller fits each application. Do you need a programmable logic controller (PLC), programmable automation controller (PAC), or industrial PC (IPC)? See comparison tables for PLCs, PACs, and IPCs.
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.
The zigbee alliance’s dotdot is a universal language for the Internet of Things (IoT) and is designed to make smart objects work together on any network and improve connectivity on the supply chain.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, January 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.