Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 9-15
The top 5 most read articles online, from Jul. 9-15 for Control Engineering, covered sensor selection, modular design enclosures, IIoT’s effectiveness on the plant floor, ladder logic, and safety instrumented systems. Links to each article below.
Many different sensors are available to manufacturers and knowledge about the application type and basic operation conditioning requirements can create a more informed and accurate choice.
Modular design enclosures provide more flexibility and a reduced footprint for users versus unibody enclosures, and their design and construction provide additional advantages for users.
Create and collect machine and sensor data to augment overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and determine machine efficiency.
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.
A sustainable safety instrumented system (SIS) is more open than a conventional SIS and are more accessible to process plant personnel while providing opportunities for continuous feedback and improvement.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jul. 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.