Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 17-23: Engineers’ Choice, PLC programming, PLC coding guidelines, more

Articles about the 2017 Engineers' Choice finalists, PLC object-oriented programming, PLC coding guidelines, process data tools, and SCADA sending system information were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 17-23. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra October 24, 2016

The top 5 most read articles online, from Oct. 17-23 for Control Engineering, covered the 2017 Engineers’ Choice finalists, PLC object-oriented programming, PLC coding guidelines, process data tools, and SCADA sending system information. Links to articles below. 

1. 2017 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

For a limited time, the official Engineers’ Choice ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers. Vote for the best Engineers’ Choice finalists of 116 entries across 28 categories.

2. PLC object-oriented programming benefits

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is about organizing and simplifying program elements in an optimal way by using objects, methods, and properties. 

3. PLC coding guidelines released

PLCopen has released coding guidelines designed to help provide industrial control programming solutions for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and was created by members from different companies as well as educational institutions.

4. Finding the right tools to delve into process data

Cover Story: New tools beyond the spreadsheet are needed to empower process engineers so they can derive insights from the data that is being transmitted.

5. Journey to the center of the plant: SCADA returns system information to sensors, process tools

After the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software is in place and the system is optimized, system information flows from sensors, field instruments, and other process tools to the control room and back again. Users must provide automatic and manual control commands to alter the process.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, October 17-23, for articles published within the last two months.  

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

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