IIoT, Industrie 4.0

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 10-16

Articles about the Career and Salary Survey, retrofitting Industrie 4.0, power storage capabilities, alarm management and process safety, and choosing the right HMI were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 10-16. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra June 17, 2019
Harting to be a collaborative partner in a development project to retrofit legacy protocol plastic injection molding machines with an integrated Industrie 4.0 digital control system that is also linked with its factory-wide MES/ERP system. Courtesy: Harting/Control Engineering Europe

The top 5 most read articles online, from June 10-16 for Control Engineering covered the Career and Salary Survey, retrofitting Industrie 4.0, power storage capabilities, alarm management and process safety, and choosing the right HMI. Links to each article below.

1. Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2019

Engineers are getting paid more, although fewer expect to get increases in 2019; top factors for determining job satisfaction are feeling of accomplishment, technical challenge, and financial compensation.

2. Retrofitting Industrie 4.0 for digital control systems

Ypsomed, a medical technology company, was able to retrofit Industrie 4.0 digital control systems onto its legacy plastic injection molding machines.

3. Researchers improve power storage capabilities

Battery update: Several universities have been working on advances to improve battery technologies and make them safer and more reliable for industrial and manufacturing applications. Click on links for more information.

4. Connecting alarm management and process safety

Making the connection between alarm management and process safety management can ensure a safe and productive process.

5. Choosing the right HMI

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are available with many hardware and software features and users should work backwards from the target application to make sure all needs are addressed.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 10-16, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra has been production editor for Control Engineering since 2014 and has worked for the magazine since 2011. He edits articles on all automation topics and has written on topics including robotics, power generation, IIoT, AI/machine learning, and more. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree from North Central College and is also a self-published crime/mystery novelist on Amazon.