Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 7-13

Articles about I/O systems and the IIoT, SCCR safety tips, smart systems and increased productivity, the Engineers' Choice Finalists, and IIoT adoption programs were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 7-13. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra October 14, 2019

The top 5 most read articles online, from October 7-13 for Control Engineering covered I/O systems and the IIoT, SCCR safety tips, smart systems and increased productivity, the Engineers’ Choice Finalists, and IIoT adoption programs. Links to each article below.

1. Connect I/O systems with the IIoT

Traditional wired input/output (I/O) connections are crucial for most automation systems. The latest generation of I/O systems bridges the gap to bring these connections into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

2. Safety tips on SCCR for industrial control panels, industrial machinery

How to determine short-circuit current rating (SCCR) and avoid misapplications. When the industrial control panel or industrial machinery does not have an adequate SCCR for the available short-circuit (fault) current, an electrical hazard exists

3. New ways to increase productivity with smart systems

Intelligent pneumatics offer flexibility in the age of Industry 4.0, and technology advances such as cyber-physical systems (CPSs) can help valves achieve greater connectivity and intelligence.

4. 2020 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform at

5. IIoT adoption program launched to help IT, OT end users

The IIC accelerator program is designed to stimulate Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) adoption to help information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) users solve real problems they face in their businesses.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Oct. 7-13, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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