Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 8-14, 2020

Articles about workplace distancing due to COVID-19, the 2020 career and salary, industrial controllers, IIoT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 8-14, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay June 15, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from June 8-14 for Control Engineering covered workplace distancing with COVID-19, the 2020 career and salary survey, industrial controllers, IIoT, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Workplace distancing simulation and management: Facilities, manufacturing, offices

To lower risk to COVID-19 exposure, use digital twin design and simulation software, wireless tags and receivers and asset tracking software help manage employee risks and enable workplace productivity. See nine questions manufacturers and facility owners need to ask about COVID-19.

2. Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2020

Career update: Many subscribers work in critical industries; half of non-salary compensation relies on profits, some changed by COVID-19. Lack of skilled workers continues to be the top threat to manufacturing for the survey period ending March 16, before more recent COVID-19 impacts.

3. 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.

4. Industrial controllers: past, present, future

Increasing technology integration, cross-pollination and connectivity have shaped the development of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers (PACs) and today’s edge controllers, indicating how to invest for the future.

5. Seven ways automation design software helps IIoT

Electrical and automation design software can help with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) automation implementations in seven ways. See product examples.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, June 8-14, 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.