IIoT, Industrie 4.0

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 19-25

Articles about IIoT capabilities for refineries, multi-vendor motion control architectures, Engineers' Choice finalists, reasons to appreciate the new Control Engineering website, and choosing the right accelerometer were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 19-25, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 26, 2018
Figure 1. The network architecture supports groups of field instruments and actuators using mesh communication to support reliable data transfer. Each device acts as a data originator and potential relay point. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions

The top 5 most read articles online, from Nov. 19-25 for Control Engineering covered IIoT capabilities for refineries, multi-vendor motion control architectures, Engineers’ Choice finalists, reasons to appreciate the new Control Engineering website, and choosing the right accelerometer. Links to each article below.

1. Bring IIoT capabilities to refineries and process plants

The first step to bringing fieldbus networking and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into process manufacturing plants and refineries may be changing device-level networking practices.

2. How to manage multi-vendor motion control architectures

Manufacturers and machine builders may be required to match motors and drives from different brands; careful design considerations can yield successful applications.

3. Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform.

4. Five reasons to appreciate the new www.controleng.com site

Think Again: Website redesigns can cause user discomfort, but you’ll like the new Control Engineering website in five major ways.

5. Choose the right accelerometer

Comparing vibration sensor technologies for condition monitoring, which are increasingly being used for high volume, smaller machinery.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Nov. 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Production Editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media