Top 5 Control Engineering articles Mar. 5-11
The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 5-11 for Control Engineering, covered ladder logic, optimizing manufacturing processes, the Engineers’ Choice winners, alarm management, and safety standards for integrated manufacturing systems. Links to each article below.
In ladder logic, faults are used to capture abnormal circumstances and each cell or station in a program will usually have its own fault routine and can send messages to a human-machine interface (HMI) or programmable logic controller (PLC).
Gilead Sciences used a new, flexible distributed control system (DCS) for a pilot lab to support research and development (R&D), clinical trials, and meet pipeline demands.
The 31st annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 26 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2017 as chosen by the Control Engineering print and digital audience.
Alarm management in an IIoT world: Correlation and classification of industrial process control alarms before the operator sees them vital for safety, speed, and efficiency. Networking and advanced software tools help.
ANSI B11.20-2017 increases worker safety with added processes for those working on or near integrated manufacturing systems (IMS).
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Mar. 5-11, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.