Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 9-15: Digital twins, system integrators and IIoT, time-sensitive networking, more

Articles about digital twins, system integrators and the IIoT, time-sensitive networking benefits, an integrated Industrie 4.0 network, and system integrator advice were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra October 16, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from Oct. 9-15 for Control Engineering, covered digital twins, system integrators and the IIoT, time-sensitive networking benefits, an integrated Industrie 4.0 network, and system integrator advice. Links to each article below.

1. Digital twins help to reshape manufacturing

Digitized production and use of a digital twin improves the amount and effective use of valuable data about the manufacturing process. See two methods to create a digital twin. 

2. Five reasons why system integrators are critical assets for the IIoT 

System integrators can help expand the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for companies because they have a deep understanding of many systems and can work as a go-between for many departments as an independent and powerful voice.

3. Time-sensitive networking’s benefits for the IIoT and manufacturing

Technology Update: Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is moving from the idea stage to deterministic networking and the result of widespread adoption will lead to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

4. An integrated network for Industrie 4.0

System integration via the cloud makes networking at the production level easy and secure by vertically integrating management and systems as well as providing a security function for Industrie 4.0.

5. System integration project answers

Roundtable: Integration of automation and control systems and devices raises questions; representatives from 2017 System Integrator of the Year winners Interstates Control Systems Inc. and Panacea Technologies provide answers. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, October 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.

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