Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 14-20, 2021

Articles about HMI and SCADA design, process control systems, six calibration tips, Ethernet-APL standards and diversity hiring were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 14-20, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra June 21, 2021

The top 5 most read articles online, from June 14-20, 2021, for Control Engineering covered HMI and SCADA design, process control systems, six calibration tips, Ethernet-APL standards and diversity hiring. Links to each article below.

1. When designing HMI/SCADA, consider many factors

User abilities, skill levels, future plans, needs of stakeholders, and other items should be explored. See a system integrator’s advice and seven SCADA system integration/design questions to ask.

2. Keep process control systems connected with industrial network strategies

Traditional distributed control system (DCS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems designs can be improved with industrial digital transformation. Seek industrial interoperability, modularity, conformity to standards, including security standards, scalability and portability.

3. Six things automation and control engineers need to know about calibration

Cover Story: Reasons for calibration include new instruments, repairs or modifications or scheduled care. Learn details about calibration’s impact on preventive maintenance, schedules, documentation and more.

4. Ethernet-APL standard is complete, products are on the way: Two-wire, 10Mbit/s Ethernet for process industries

See 10 Ethernet-APL benefits, including technical specifications, test standards, and two-wire Ethernet physical layer components enabling deployment of high-speed communication field instruments in hazardous process automation environments, available after 3 years of work.

5. Diversity hiring for engineering companies: 7 tips

Don’t give up at hiring a diverse team for robotics and engineering companies. Get better at it. These seven tips can inspire a more diverse engineering workforce.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, June 14-20, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.