Top 5 Control Engineering articles Jun. 18-24

Articles about sensor selection, the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, discrete sensors, IIoT effectiveness on the plant floor, and mobile HMI criteria were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 18-24, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra June 25, 2018

A magnet proximity sensor can detect an actuator’s position. Illustration courtesy: Festo

The top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 18-24 for Control Engineering, covered sensor selection, the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, discrete sensors, IIoT effectiveness on the plant floor, and mobile HMI criteria. Links to each article below.

1. Tips on sensor selection

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.

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. Discrete Sensors 101: Sensor types and best practices

Measuring success: Understand which type of discrete sensors to use for what applications, terminology, and tips.

4. Case study: IIoT effectiveness on the plant floor

Create and collect machine and sensor data to augment overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and determine machine efficiency.

5. Five essential criteria for effective mobile HMIs

Mobile human-machine interface (HMI) strategies should consider security, ease of use, level of access and detail, and collaboration when bringing HMI interfaces from the control room to the plant floor.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jun. 18-24, for articles published within the last two months.

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