Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 13-19: Salary and Career Survey, binary-coded decimals, tool calibration and robots, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 13-19 for Control Engineering covered the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, binary-coded decimals and PLCs, tool calibration and industrial robots, high-performance HMIs, and engineering career advice.
Control Engineering research shows nearly a 5% increase in salaries among respondents to an average of $94,747; analysis of salaries by years with employer shows upward salary pressure for engineering new hires.
Binary-coded decimal (BCD) is a class of binary encodings of decimal numbers where each decimal is represented by a fixed number of bits, usually four or eight, which goes against the way humans compute data. This disconnect can cause problems for programmable logic controller (PLC) users.
A teach-position method calibrates tools used by six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) robots for peak efficiency and improves industrial processes.
This two-part series examines the development of high-performance human-machine interface (HMI) methodology. Part 1 covers HMI evolution, security, improving usability, and consistent use of color.
Many subscribers taking the 2016 Control Engineering salary survey provided write-in advice about engineering careers; education, workplace strategies, and project management are among engineering tips and reminders.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.