Top 5 Control Engineering articles, September 7-13: Common VFD myths, control panel standards, system integration management, more

Articles about common VFD myths, industrial control panel builders changing standards, system integration management tips, ladder logic advice, and emerging IIoT trends were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 7-13. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra September 14, 2015

Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Sep. 7-13, covered common VFD myths, industrial control panel builders changing standards, system integration management tips, ladder logic advice, and emerging IIoT trends. Link to each article below. 

1. The truth about five common VFD myths

Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable frequency drive.

2. Standard for industrial control panel builders changing

UL 508 is being phased out and replaced by UL 60947-4, which is designed to harmonize international standards by UL, the Canadian Standards Association, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in Europe. 

3. Project management tips for system integration

Practical advice about project management can help your next system integration project. Project management for control system integration differs from project management in other areas.

4. Ladder logic 304: Timer application

A sample timer application written in ladder logic provides examples of various programming tips, such as ensuring the programmer knows what the customer wants. 

5. Gateways for the Industrial Internet of Things: Emerging trends

Industrial Internet gateways help translate among competing, closed silos of proprietary stacks that provide vertical integration between the things in the field and the integrated cloud services that make them useful.

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

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