Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 11-17, 2020

Articles about personal protective equipment, effects of COVID-19 on automation, an overview of industrial IoT, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 11-17, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay May 18, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 11-17 for Control Engineering covered personal protective equipment, COVID-19 effects on automation, data flow, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Approved face shield design addresses PPE shortage through 3D printing

Michigan Medicine and the U-M College of Engineering have offered a recommended design that is effective and straightforward to produce that addresses the PPE shortage for the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Effects of COVID-19 on automation, controls, instrumentation

In video comments, Control Engineering content manager Mark T. Hoske briefly touches on short- and longer-term effects of COVID-19 on automation, controls, and instrumentation markets.

3. An overview of industrial IoT, from edge to cloud

Next generation distributed I/O brings users one step closer to seamless connectivity

4. Controls engineers, mission-critical for digital transformation, are in short supply

Smarter workers: Developing a standardized operational technology (OT) architecture to support the new digital environment is challenging, especially with many devices with diverse protocols. Those with expertise in controls, automation, and instrumentation can help with digital transformation.

5. Data flow is no longer hierarchical

Can industrial edge computing fit into the Purdue model?

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, May 11- May 17, 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.