Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 12-18: NEC changes, control system automation, 2017 Salary and Career Survey, more

Articles about seven NEC changes, control system automation missteps, the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, networking used at CERN, and integrator advice were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 12-18. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra June 19, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 12-18 for Control Engineering, covered seven NEC changes, control system automation missteps, the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, networking used at CERN, and integrator advice. Links to each article below. 

1. Top seven 2017 NEC changes you need to know

The 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) includes many changes covering traditional and alternative sources of electrical power.

2. Eight things to avoid in control system automation projects

Identifying missteps such as not building a cross-functional team and not defining responsibilities early in a project can help ensure that a control system automation project is successful.

3. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2017

Control Engineering salary and career survey research shows an average salary of $96,045 in 2017, up slightly from the 2016 results; job satisfaction continues among respondents. Life-long learning remains critically important. To get youth interested in engineering, more investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and high-profile projects need to be made, respondents said.

4. Networking used to improve superconducting magnet

The world’s largest and most powerful particle smasher large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN has restarted circulating beams of protons and it uses a lot of CANopen networks to control the high-energy physical experiments.

5. Advice from integrators on HMIs, wireless, cloud use, thin clients

System Integrator of the Year roundtable: Tips follow on human-machine interface screen design, wireless and cloud technologies for Industrial Internet of Things, and thin-client use from representatives from two 2017 System Integrator of the Year companies.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 12-18, for articles published within the last two months.

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