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Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 3-9, 2021

Articles about connected distribution centers, SCADA master plan frameworks, integrated automation suites, PLC-controlled robots and OPC UA communications were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 3-9, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra May 10, 2021
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The top 5 most read articles online, from May 3-9, 2021, for Control Engineering covered connected distribution centers, SCADA master plan frameworks, integrated automation suites, PLC-controlled robots and OPC UA communications. Links to each article below.

1. Connected distribution center takes control of intralogistics challenges

Cover Story: A connected distribution center boosts device connectivity and networking capabilities with PC control and EtherCAT while cutting controller hardware costs by 50%.

2. Developing a SCADA master plan framework

The best application of the supervisory control and data acquisition system’s components ensure the continuity of a water and wastewater plant’s operational success.

3. Integrated automation suites solve 24/7 connectivity problems

Edge solutions deliver data insights that increase uptime.

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. OPC UA: wider controller communications with TSN, APL

OPC UA uses Ethernet Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and the Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL) for controller-to-controller communications, aiming for standard industrial interoperability.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 3-9, 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.