Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 23-29: Modern HMI elements, father of the PLC, cloud computing, more

Articles about three modern HMI elements, Dick Morley remembered as "Father of the PLC," cloud computing, wireless tank level monitoring, and master welders and robots were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 23-29. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra October 30, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from Oct. 23-29 for Control Engineering, covered three modern HMI elements, Dick Morley remembered as "Father of the PLC," cloud computing, wireless tank level monitoring, and master welders and robots. Links to each article below.

1. Three elements of a modern HMI for improved operations

Cover Story: Advancements in human-machine interfaces (HMIs) lead to increased productivity, simplified graphics configuration, and mobility.

2. Dick Morley remembered as ‘Father of the PLC’

Electrical engineer best known for his work on the programmable logic controller (PLC) dies at 84.

3. How cloud computing works for industrial processes

Cloud computing can process, filter, and analyze data using an HMI that can then be turned into actionable information for industrial facilities.

4. Wireless tank level monitoring: Three key advantages

Properly monitoring and managing levels inside storage tanks can help owners and asset managers improve efficiencies and increase productivity and profitability. In this article, Fritz Cleveland shares three key advantages to wireless monitoring.

5. Master welders teach robots their skills

The skills gap for welders is widening as the workforce gets older and retires. To address this problem, companies are turning to their master welders to teach robots how to weld because robots are more efficient than humans.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, October 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.

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