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Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 4-10

Articles about edge computing opportunities, the Engineers' Choice Awards, open architecture advantages, robotics 101, and manufacturing and process facility trends were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra March 11, 2019
Edge computing simplifies an infrastructure by mapping once at the edge and delivering data in a more efficient way, with message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT). Courtesy: Inductive Automation

The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 4-10 for Control Engineering covered edge computing opportunities, the Engineers’ Choice Awards, open architecture advantages, robotics 101, and manufacturing and process facility trends. Links to each article below.

1. New edge computing opportunities available for manufacturers

Edge computing brings data faster to users as well as provide new possibilities for analysis and enhancing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

2. 2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards

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

3. Open architecture adds advantages to automation designs

Manufacturers should consider open architectures when designing new automation products for greater flexibility, innovation, and greater competitiveness.

4. Robotics 101: An overview for beginners

Robots have advanced dramatically over the past few decades and are able to automate a wide range of tasks in an even wider range of industries inside and outside of the factory setting.

5. Manufacturing and process facility trends: Digitalization

Technology update: Digitalization was are among key trends for manufacturing and process facilities highlighted in the media session at ARC Forum 2019.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Mar. 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.