Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 11-17

Articles about the R&D tax credit, easy automation, IIoT software in manufacturing, IEEE 1584-2018, and the Engineers' Choice Awards were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra March 18, 2019

The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 11-17 for Control Engineering covered the R&D tax credit, easy automation, IIoT software in manufacturing, IEEE 1584-2018, and the Engineers’ Choice Awards. Links to each article below.

1. How the R&D tax credit can benefit control system and process engineers

The research and development tax credit can help control systems and process engineers offset the mounting costs from product and service enhancements.

2. Automation needs to be easy to use

Automation advice: Devices and systems should provide a positive customer experience and be easily connect, monitor, commission, and operate. Use the smartphone benchmark.

3. The future of IIoT software in manufacturing

A guide to understanding and using data distribution service (DDS), time-sensitive networking (TSN), and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) for advanced manufacturing applications.

4. IEEE 1584 -2018 changes offer a robust upgrade

Comprehensive standard review impacts arc flash analysis.

5. 2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Mar. 11-17, for articles published within the last two months.

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


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