Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 15-21: Salary and Career Survey, sensors and signal conditioning, robotic safety, more

Articles about the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, sensors and signal conditioning, robotic safety, easy electrical design, and cybersecurity risk were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 15-21. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra May 22, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 15-21 for Control Engineering, covered the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, sensors and signal conditioning, robotic safety, easy electrical design, and cybersecurity risk. Links to each article below. 

1. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2017

Control Engineering salary and career survey research shows an average salary of $96,045 in 2017, up slightly from the 2016 results; job satisfaction continues among respondents. Life-long learning remains critically important. To get youth interested in engineering, more investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and high-profile projects need to be made, respondents said.

2. Sensors 102: Signal conditioning

Users that have to convert a signal from a sensor on their own have plenty of tools available, but there are aspects that need to be consider such as cost and field conditions.

3. Robotic safety: What you don’t know

With robotic safety, what you don’t know CAN hurt you. Get what you need to know about robotic safety, terms, and standards affecting robotic implementations. See knowledge and references below from a robotic safety class.

4. Electrical design as easy as N-E-C

A step-by-step look at how to rework a motor branch circuit as well as tips when a motor control center (MCC) is not involved in the project.

5. Cybersecurity risk spikes with mingling of operations and IT technologies

Resources available to learn about cybersecurity frameworks; receive alerts, advisories and reports.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.

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