Top 5 Control Engineering articles Jul. 2-8
The top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 25 to Jul. 1 for Control Engineering, covered ladder logic, robotic automation trends, mechatronic systems, embedded vision’s future, and IIoT effectiveness on the plant floor. Links to each article below.
Nine considerations when selecting a programming language. Ladder logic is favored by manufacturers in discrete industries, but as technology and automation evolve, its usefulness compared to other IEC 61131-3 programming languages and PC programming depends on application complexity and other factors.
Robotic automation trends for the future include further IIoT adoption, increased cybersecurity measures, and increased use of collaborative robots on the plant floor.
Siemens and Festo Didactic teamed up to create the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), which is designed to help students, instructors, and learning institutions address the skills gap in the manufacturing industry.
Embedded vision can be used in many different ways for a variety of functions, and the future of embedded vision technology could take several different paths for manufacturing applications.
Create and collect machine and sensor data to augment overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and determine machine efficiency.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jul. 2-8, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.