Top 5 Control Engineering content: August 8-14, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered digital transformation, control systems, IIoT, motors and more.

By Morgan Green August 15, 2022
Source: Yokogawa

Control Engineering‘s top 5 content over the past week covered digital transformation, control systems, IIoT, motors and more. Links to each article below.

1. A look at digital transformation using the cloud

Cloud architecture, when examined in its entirety, can be very complex. Focusing on its interface with operations technology makes matters clearer and more manageable.

2. Case study: Redesign the process, then control the system

Pharmaceutical control system integration: Fixing a blind spot in the process design helped user requirements for a heat exchanger control system. A control system may not be able to fix a faulty process.

3. Black channel approach to functional safety

For easier commissioning and better performance, take a black-channel approach to functional safety, combined with the advantages of EtherCAT.

4. IIoT solutions for freedom, flexibility and fast access to data

Data is king in today’s digital world, and businesses are turning to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to keep up with the demand for data. Three examples are highlighted.

5. Integrated stepper motors trim accurate metal forming costs

Back gauges are motorized multi-axis reference edges on press brakes and use smart steppers to reduce system complexity and improve the overall design.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, August 8-14, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

Morgan Green, associate editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology,

Author Bio: Morgan Green, associate editor, CFE Media and Technology.