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Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 17-23, 2021

Articles about the Career and Salary Survey, IIoT automation, retaining engineering employees, PLC-controlled robots and ac induction motor advice were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 17-23, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra May 24, 2021
Courtesy: Control Engineering research, CFE Media and CFE Technology

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 17-23, 2021, for Control Engineering covered the Career and Salary Survey, IIoT automation, retaining engineering employees, PLC-controlled robots and ac induction motor advice. Links to each article below.

1. Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2021

Career update: COVID-19 accelerates innovative technology implementations; engineering salaries increase; job satisfaction is high. The lack of skilled workers, economy and lack of necessary materials are biggest threats to manufacturing.

2. Let IIoT do the dirty work: automating sewage treatment

Sewage treatment case study tracks early success, including accuracy and reliability.

3. How companies are winning top engineering candidates in a post-pandemic world

Hiring and retention of engineering and technology-minded talent: Industrial automation companies think creatively about attracting skilled workers. Resiliency matters during a pandemic. See related advice.

4. Benefits of PLC-controlled robots

PLC-controlled robots, companies were given the opportunity to manage a robotic automation solution with a single, unified point-of-control between industrial robots and controllers.

5. Your webcast questions answered: Troubleshooting techniques for AC induction motors

Over their operating lives, most AC induction motors exhibit common problems, from transients to voltage imbalances and single phasing.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 17-23, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.