Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 24-30: Engineers’ Choice, wireless remote monitoring, Big Data analysis, more

Articles about the 2017 Engineers' Choice finalists, wireless remote monitoring advances, Big Data analysis, PLC object-oriented programming, and cost-effective VFDs were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 24-30. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra October 31, 2016

The top 5 most read articles online, from Oct. 24-30 for Control Engineering, covered the 2017 Engineers’ Choice finalists, wireless remote monitoring advances, Big Data analysis, PLC object-oriented programming, and cost-effective VFDs. 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. Advances in wireless remote monitoring

Wireless monitoring is helping users solve problems by integrating new and existing technologies across a common infrastructure to get data into the hands of those who need it—securely.

3. Automating Big Data analysis with algorithms

MIT researchers have developed Big Data algorithms that are designed to allow data scientists to accomplish tasks in days when it used to take months.

4. 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. 

5. VFDs offer cost-effective benefits for plants

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of the motor and can offer cost-effective benefits for plants.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, October 24-30, for articles published within the last two months.  

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


Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.