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Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 21-27, 2020

Articles about engineering leaders under 40, the younger workforce leading manufacturing, programmable logic controllers, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 21-27, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay September 28, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from Sept. 21-27 for Control Engineering covered engineering leaders under 40, the younger workforce leading manufacturing, programmable logic controllers, and more. Links to each article below.

1. Younger workforce leads the way for manufacturing

Thirty-four manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 have made significant contributions to their industries, as recognized by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering.

2. Which IEC 61131-3 programming language is best? Part 1

With so many programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and standards from which to choose, what is the right choice for automation and controls applications? Part 1 provides an overview and focuses on Ladder Diagram (LD) and Sequential Function Chart (SFC).

3. Top 5 VFD parameter changes explained

Programming variable frequency drives (VFDs) to fit most industrial applications require only the most basic settings to operate the motor. Understand these 5 VFD parameter changes to optimize VFD programming to fit most motor-drive applications.

4. Automation at the Industrial IoT edge

Leverage edge technologies in good times and bad by using remote visualization, monitoring, access and management as well as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and analytical applications.

5. How smart I/O enhances distributed control

Installing smart input/output (I/O) during an upgrade or migration can provide personnel with near-real-time data at their fingertips

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Sept. 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media, kgay@cfemedia.com.


Keagan Gay
Author Bio: Keagan Gay is a digital media & production coordinator for CFE Media.