Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 15-21
The top 5 most read articles online, from July 15-21 for Control Engineering covered PLC programming languages, digitalization advantages, alarm management tips, operationalizing cybersecurity, and CNC developments. Links to each article below.
Ladder logic is commonly used in the U.S. for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), but other languages are better suited for some programming applications. See sample PLC code in five languages.
Think Again: Major automation companies tout next-generation tools offering digitalization advantages, mobility and flexibility, for greater speed to higher profits.
Alarm management has been a great success for the process industry. Initial challenges have largely been met, but new challenges have emerged. Alarm management is most effective as an operations tool, not a safety tool.
Operationalizing cybersecurity requires balancing protection and response with cyber attacks, which are not predictable, and trying to stay ahead of the people who are actively looking to cause problems.
Cover Story: Automation technologies continue convergence across platforms and computer numerical control (CNC) technology advances, along with faster control hardware and software, allow engineers to complete more accurate cuts in less time.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, July 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.