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Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 9-15, 2020

Articles about coronavirus prevention and detection, software readiness for Big Data, controlling coronavirus with the supply chain, and the Engineers' Choice winners were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 9-15, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra March 16, 2020
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media

The top 5 most read articles online, from March 9-15 for Control Engineering covered coronavirus prevention and detection, software readiness for Big Data, controlling coronavirus with the supply chain, and the Engineers’ Choice winners. Links to each article below.

1. Preventing coronavirus through preparation

Many manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned with Covid-19 breakouts on the production floor. There are ways to improve worker safety through preventive best practices and proper preparation.

2. Paper device could bring portable coronavirus detection

Purdue University biomedical engineers have developed a handheld paper device that could accurately detect COVID-19 and other coronaviruses with the right manufacturing process, but developing the process is expensive.

3. Software readiness for data analytics and Big Data

Expand industrial data access and get more out of it with tools such as message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT), which can help manufacturers realize Industry 4.0’s benefits.

4. Supply chain’s role in controlling coronavirus

The supply chain is being impacted by coronavirus, but manufacturers can keep their supply chain going by improving visibility and taking advantage of automation technologies.

5. 2020 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control and instrumentation products in 29 categories.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Mar. 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.

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


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