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Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 2-8, 2020

Articles about changes for advanced process control, how augmented and virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap, SCADA, HMI and MES projects, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 2-8, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay November 9, 2020
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology

The top 5 most read articles online, from Nov. 2-8 for Control Engineering covered changes for advanced process control, how augmented and virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap, SCADA, HMI and MES projects and more. Links to each article below.

1. Changes in store for advanced process control

In advanced process control (APC), closed-loop multivariable control brings the inherent benefits of greater timeliness and consistency, fewer alarms and constraint violations and more effective process optimization. Multivariable control is core to most process operations. See “What is ‘real-time’ optimization?”

2. How augmented, virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap

A Purdue team has entered a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an augmented and virtual reality experience prototype called Skill-XR to reduce manufacturing’s skills gap.

3. SCADA, HMI, MES projects produce results, recognition

Cover Story: System integration case studies from several industries show lower costs and greater efficiency in projects using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), human-machine interface (HMI), and manufacturing execution systems (MES). These won awards.

4. Industrial Internet of Things vocabulary terms updated

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released updated definitions for terms such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing and more.

5. Project uses AI to strengthen global supply chains

Cornell University researchers are developing machine learning and blockchain tools to better understand and support the global supply chain, whose vulnerabilities were exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Nov. 2-8, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media, kgay@cfemedia.com.


Keagan Gay
Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.