Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 28 to June 3
Articles about the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, autonomous robot gliders, robotic and Lean manufacturing, condition-based maintenance, and IIoT and sensor functionality were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 28 to June 3, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
The top 5 most read articles online, from May 28 to June 3 for Control Engineering, covered the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, autonomous robot gliders, robotic and Lean manufacturing, condition-based maintenance, and IIoT and sensor functionality. 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. Autonomous robot glider combines qualities of albatross and sailboat
MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.
3. Robotic and Lean manufacturing a good match
Incorporating standardization, optimization, and flexibility fits with Lean’s goals. Motion-centric automation and robotics add speed, flexibility, and productivity, with less energy and product waste.
4. 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.
5. How IIoT impacts tool and sensor functionality
On the front lines of the cloud’s maintenance disruption.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 28 to June 3, for articles published within the last two months.
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