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Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 25 to December 1

Articles about profit-driven operations, data acquisition, the Engineers' Choice finalists, smart instrumentation, and control system design best practices were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 25 to December 1. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra December 2, 2019
Figure 2: Real-time dashboards provide the information required for each level of the plant’s organization. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.

The top 5 most read articles online, from November 25 to December 1 for Control Engineering covered profit-driven operations, data acquisition, the Engineers’ Choice finalists, smart instrumentation, and control system design best practices. Links to each article below.

1. Profit-driven operations require IT/OT integration

Maximizing process plant profits requires close integration across all levels of an organization.

2. Eight data acquisition best practices

To discover which real-time data adds value to improve operational efficiencies and increase competitive edge in the marketplace, first understand data acquisition systems and consider the eight essential best practices for data acquisition success.

3. 2020 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform at www.controleng.com/NPE.

4. Five factors to smart instrumentation in Industry 4.0

Learn how Industry 4.0 incorporates the data and analytics from smart instruments to add tremendous value to an organization.

5. Best practices matter when designing control systems

When lives depend on control system design (and even when they don’t), best practices matter. Here’s what I’d like control system designers to know.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for Control Engineering and has worked for the magazine since 2011. He edits articles on all automation topics and has written on topics including robotics, power generation, IIoT, AI/machine learning, and more. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree from North Central College and is also a self-published crime/mystery novelist on Amazon.