Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 4-10: Skills gap, process control systems, storyboarding and software design, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Jul. 4-10 for Control Engineering, covered the oil and gas skills gap, process control systems, storyboarding and software design, Industrie 4.0 and MES, and integrating multiple control systems. See links below.
In tough economic times, smart hiring is essential—and can’t be overlooked.
When legacy control systems are replaced with new technology there is a great opportunity to benefit from modern systems and advanced technology.
Though storyboarding adds an additional step to the software design process, it is invaluable to the client and the engineer when used in software development because it offers transparency and clarity to the client while streamlining the process for the developers and engineers.
Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are becoming less and less useful with the advent of Industrie 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) and cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) can help guide a new kind of MES onto the plant floor.
Control system integration: Very few plants have one monolithic controller running everything. Instead, many have subsystems which need to be interconnected for maximum effectiveness.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, July 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.