Top 5 Control Engineering articles Jun. 11-17

Articles about IT and OT convergence, the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, IIoT's impact on tool and sensor functionality, autotuning PID control, and smart manufacturing were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 11-17, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra June 18, 2018

While practical examples of IT/OT convergence are not new, it’s only now that strong technology and business reasons are driving companies to this convergence. The convergence of IT/OT will offer out-of-the-box integration solutions for plant automation, asset management, and manufacturing execution systems with IT apps, while providing scale and heightened security for networks. Courtesy: L&T Technology The top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 11-17 for Control Engineering, covered IT and OT convergence, the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, IIoT’s impact on tool and sensor functionality, autotuning PID control, and smart manufacturing. Links to each article below.

1. Understanding the convergence of IT and OT

Information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) are converging to improve manufacturing operations, that can offer benefits such as improved productivity and security.

2. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2018

Career Update 2018: Engineers are getting paid more and a greater percentage expect to get increases in 2018, but the technical challenge and a general feeling of accomplishment remains the highest factors for job satisfaction.

3. How IIoT impacts tool and sensor functionality 

On the front lines of the cloud’s maintenance disruption.

4. Pros and cons of autotuning control: Part 1

Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers that can automatically select their own tuning parameters sound good but face challenges.

5. Smart manufacturing: IIoT analytics and predictive maintenance

Enhance operations by using Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and data analysis.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jun. 11-17, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.