Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 11-17, 2021

Articles about Engineers' Choice finalists, machine control migrations, IIoT improves operations, SCADA benefits and improved sustainability were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 11-17, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra October 18, 2021
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation

The top 5 most read articles online, from October 11-17, 2021, for Control Engineering covered Engineers’ Choice finalists, machine control migrations, IIoT improves operations, SCADA benefits and improved sustainability. Links to each article below.

1. 2022 Engineers’ Choice Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote online at

2. Machine control migrations hinge on system openness

Cover Story: When upgrading controllers and automation platforms consider increasing flexibility and adding capabilities while being cost conscious. Four controller selection questions are highlighted.

3. Exploit IIoT to improve operations

Off-the-shelf IIoT solutions use intelligent routers and associated cloud services.

4. SCADA can accelerate automation, IIoT implementations

As industrial automation evolves, how do we keep speaking the same language? It helps to evaluate automation by functions, not components. Think about how industrial automation technologies like SCADA can accelerate application capabilities.

5. Next-generation automation development for sustainability

Successful digitalization can enhance sustainability efforts, and Schneider Electric is helping customers with both, according to a Pack Expo Las Vegas conference presentation.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, October 11-17, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is web content manager for CFE Media and Technology.