Top 5 Control Engineering articles Mar. 26 to Apr. 1

Articles about pick-and-place robots, fog computing, building a machine with motion design software, Big Data analytics, and steam trap stations were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 26 to April 1, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra April 2, 2018

Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE MediaThe top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 26 to Apr. 1 for Control Engineering, covered pick-and-place robots, fog computing, building a machine with motion design software, Big Data analytics, and steam trap stations. Links to each article below.

1. Benefits of pick-and-place robots for manufacturers

Pick-and-place robots have become a commonplace robotic application in today’s facilities and are designed to provide advantages for manufacturers and relieve workers of monotonous, repetitive work.

2. Fog computing for industrial automation

How to develop a secure, distributed automation architecture in a data-driven world: Two examples and five advantages of fog computing are highlighted.

3. Building a machine using motion design software 

Motion design software allows engineers to design machines for improved accuracy and overall performance.

4. Turning Big Data analytics into actionable information

To be effective, Big Data analytics must deliver on the end-user experience, and not on the hype associated with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

5. Testing steam trap stations by temperature

The relationship between steam pressure and temperature makes temperature measurement extremely helpful in understanding many different operating conditions of steam components in the steam and condensate system. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Mar. 26 to Apr. 1, for articles published within the last two months.

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

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