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Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 20-26, 2020

Articles about PLCs, COVID-19 innovations to keep front line workers safe, tips for selecting an industrial valve, data management, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 20-26, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay July 27, 2020
Courtesy: ControlSphere Engineering

The top 5 most read articles online, from July 20-26 for Control Engineering covered PLC’s, COVID-19 innovations to keep front line workers safe, tips for selecting an industrial valve, data management, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Which IEC 61131-3 programming language is best? Part 1

With so many programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and standards from which to choose, what is the right choice for automation and controls applications?

2. Health students not hampered by distance, COVID-19 in innovation

Rice University, Malawi students design devices to help keep medical workers, public safe from COVID-19.

3. Five tips for selecting the correct process valve for the job

Choosing an industrial valve for process applications depends on a variety of parameters: Use these five tips to help with process valve selection.

4. Better data management for manufacturers during COVID-19

Will COVID-19 compel manufacturing companies to streamline connected data management more than previously?

5. Research: Controller programming methods, advice

Control Engineering 2020 research on industrial programmable controllers said ladder logic continues to dominate programming, software integration and simulation capabilities are increasing, and survey respondents seek programming flexibility. See six software-related programmable controller changes since 2018 and nine programmable controller bits of software advice.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, July 20-26, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media, kgay@cfemedia.com.


Keagan Gay
Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.