Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 15-21, 2020

Articles about manufacturing the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity, HMI/SCADA software, digital transformation, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 15-21, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay June 22, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from June 15-21 for Control Engineering covered tips on manufacturing during COVID-19, cybersecurity, HMI/SCADA software, digital transformation, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Four challenges and four recommendations for manufacturing in the COVID-19 pandemic

As the economy grows after the COVID-19 pandemic slowdown, manufacturers face challenges and opportunities including industrial disaster recovery, manufacturing supply chains, manufacturer staffing, transparency, and manufacturing investments.

2. Integrated control system can reduce cybersecurity risk

Integrated control and safety systems can simplify a strong cybersecurity posture for a manufacturer.

3. Doing more with HMI/SCADA software

Modern technology and creative thinking are enabling many impressive projects using human-machine interface software and supervisory control and data acquisition software. HMI and SCADA software help with OT and IT convergence. See six SCADA software advantages, applications.

4. Five ways digital transformation metrics give manufacturers more flexibility

Digital transformation (DX) provides manufacturers with more flexibility and transform industrial processes and operations. See five ways metrics cover the DX solution lifecycle.

5. DCS migration and IT/OT integration oil and gas system integration projects

System integrators discuss an eight-year distributed control system upgrade from a legacy system without downtime and a 100-site information technology and operational technology system integration project to improve data mining, tagging structures, and programming disparities.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, June 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.