Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 25-31, 2020

Articles about printing PPE with 3D equipment, high performance HMI, safety precautions to take while trying to reopen due to COVID-19, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 25-31, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay June 1, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 25-31 for Control Engineering covered 3D printed PPE, high-performance HMI, process control systems, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Students printing medical face shields with 3D equipment to fight COVID-19

High school students are using University of Missouri 3D printers to make face shields for health care workers in their area and U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

2. How to upgrade to a high-performance HMI

When beginning a hardware and software upgrade project, look to implement high-performance human-machine interface (H-P-HMI) graphics for greater control of manufacturing processes and systems.

3. 10 steps employers must take to ensure safety before reopening due to COVID-19

The National Safety Council, in coordination with the SAFER task force, releases comprehensive guidance and recommendations for employers to prioritize workplace safety post-quarantine.

4. Know when to migrate a process control system

There’s a big difference between a phased migration and just putting delaying the problem of obsolescence. Those who don’t plan for obsolescence will see options narrow.

5. How COVID-19 is changing the engineering jobs, jobs market

Taking control in an uncontrolled time: Leaders share lessons from the industrial automation, controls, and manufacturing industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, May 25-31, 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.