Top 5 Control Engineering articles, October 26 to November 1: Engineers’ Choice finalists, drive software, process optimization, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, control system HMI development, choosing between a PLC or a DCS, flexible digital displays, and smartphones and tablets in manufacturing were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 26 to November 1. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 2, 2015

Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Oct. 26-Nov. 1, covered the Engineers’ Choice finalists, control system HMI development, choosing between a PLC or a DCS, flexible digital displays, and smartphones and tablets in manufacturing. Link to each article below.

1. 2016 Engineering Choice Awards’ Finalists 

The Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering’s print and online subscribers. 

2. Best practices in control system HMI graphic development

In consideration of the scope of designing, migrating, or upgrading a control system, it is important to not overlook or underestimate the importance of HMI graphic development.

3. Six steps to choose between PLC and DCS for process industries

Learn how to choose between PLC and DCS. Though PLC and DCS technologies were invented to serve different industrial processes, the last 15 years have seen a massive merger of functionalities between both worlds.

4. Researchers build next-generation flexible digital displays

Professors Bernard Kippelen and Seth Marder of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech are developing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) using organic elements that could replace or augment digital displays used in cell phones and TVs while also offering new methods to light a variety of objects. 

5. Smartphones and tablets in manufacturing

Manufacturing environments are seeing wisdom in adopting smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices, offering faster access to critical information and problem-solving applications. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, October 26 to November 1, for articles published within the last two months. 

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