Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 21-27

Articles about the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, condition-based maintenance, IIoT and sensor functionality, spreadsheets limiting data analytics, and IIoT analytics and predictive maintenance were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 21-27, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra May 28, 2018

Figure 4: Leading criteria for non-salary compensation by significant margin are company profitability and personal performance with product profitability and safety metrics next in line. Courtesy: Control Engineering 2018 Salary and Career Survey

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 21-27 for Control Engineering, covered the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, condition-based maintenance, IIoT and sensor functionality, spreadsheets limiting data analytics, and IIoT analytics and predictive maintenance. Links to each article below.

1. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2018

Career Update 2018: Engineers are getting paid more and a greater percentage expect to get increases in 2018, but the technical challenge and a general feeling of accomplishment remains the highest factors for job satisfaction.

2. Three levels of condition-based maintenance

Compressed air strategies to maximize uptime are happening in a shift towards maintenance of equipment and systems called prognostics and health management.

3. How IIoT impacts tool and sensor functionality 

On the front lines of the cloud’s maintenance disruption.

4. Four ways spreadsheets limit data analytics

Tools needed for data cleansing, visualization, contextualization, and modeling.

5. Smart manufacturing: IIoT analytics and predictive maintenance

Enhance operations by using Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and data analysis.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.

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