Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020

Articles about mobile robots, improved PPE, explosion protection for wireless internet, VFD parameter changes, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 28- Oct. 4, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay October 5, 2020

The top 5 most read articles online, from Sept. 28- Oct. 4 for Control Engineering covered mobile robots, improved PPE, explosion protection for wireless internet, VFD parameter changes and more. Links to each article below.

1. Five tips for specifying mobile robots

Before investing in an industrial mobile robot, get answers for these five questions.

2. 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.

3. DIY fitter developed to improve mask filtration

The Badger Seal is a mask fitter with a soft, adjustable “frame” with elastic worn either as ear loops or behind the head and can be made in minutes to improve mask filtration and improve PPE quality.

4. Cost-effective explosion protection for industrial wireless networks

Wireless Ethernet in hazardous areas is on the rise with integration of explosion-proof enclosures for wireless devices.

5. 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.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, for articles published within the last two months.

Keagan Gay, digital media & production coordinator, CFE Media,

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