Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 30 to April 5, 2020

Articles about coronavirus research, and how it is affecting the industry and business operations were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 30-April 2, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay April 6, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from March 30-April 5 for Control Engineering covered how COVID-19 is affecting manufacturers, employers and employees, and research on the impact the coronavirus has had on the industry. Links to each article below.

1. When remote monitoring and control becomes essential for manufacturing operations

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies to adjust their business practices and settle to a new normal. See four tips on how edge computing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies adjust.

2. Coronavirus will force manufacturers to enhance automation, digitalization

COVID-19 is forcing manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalization for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges.

3. COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help. See Control Engineering highlights.

4. Poll results: Coronavirus, COVID-19 impact on engineers and industry

Coronavirus impact data was collected from March 12 to 17 from visitors to Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer websites. Results cover impact on business, company responses, travel, future outlook, government strategies and other topics.

5. Survey on impact of COVID-19 on electronics industry released

Recent results of a survey on the impact of the coronavirus displayed a shift towards more positive expectations and minimal impact to the electronic components industry.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Mar. 30-April 5, 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.