Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 22-28: Salary and Career Survey, future IIoT systems, graphical programming platform, more

Articles about the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, the future of IIoT systems, graphical programming platforms, sensors and signal conditioning, and easy electrical design were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra May 30, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 22-28 for Control Engineering, covered the 2017 Salary and Career Survey, the future of IIoT systems, graphical programming platforms, sensors and signal conditioning, and easy electrical design. 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. How to navigate the future of IIoT systems

It’s critical to understand which IIoT connectivity technologies to use for each application in the IIoT space. 

3. New graphical programming platform accelerates understanding

National Instruments LabVIEW NXG 1.0 software, the next generation of LabVIEW, aims to deliver LabVIEW productivity to nonprogrammers with an easier workflow. NI continues LabView 2017 development and support. 

4. 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.

5. 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.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.

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

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