Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 16-22

Articles about process control and instrumentation productivity, control system technology, Leaders Under 40 winners, modern manufacturing, and electronic motion control developments were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 16-22. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra September 23, 2019

The top 5 most read articles online, from September 16-22 for Control Engineering covered process control and instrumentation productivity, control system technology, Leaders Under 40 winners, modern manufacturing, and electronic motion control developments. Links to each article below.

1. Continuing education advances process control, instrumentation productivity

Process control productivity requires education for optimal technology specification, integration and use. Industrial suppliers are among those doing the educating.

2. Shift in control system technologies, design

Project execution using a process control system highly integrated virtual environment melds software and networking to uncouple control applications from physical equipment, and controllers from physical I/O. This reduces capital cost by shifting from customization to standardization and eliminating some non-value-added work.

3. Manufacturing, automation leaders inspire, mentor

Achievements in manufacturing and communities inspire mentors and younger engineers seeking to create greater efficiency, optimization and a brighter future.

4. Evolution of modern manufacturing: more data

Automation future: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are widely known concepts, have not been widely adopted. On the way, physical device data connectivity can increase information flow to add efficiency, eliminate errors and increase uptime.

5. 5 enduring developments in electronic motion control

Motor drives, power-switching transistors and microprocessors, sophisticated control algorithms, software influences, and mechatronic integration are among the standout electronic motion control developments.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Sept. 16-22, for articles published within the last two months.

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


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