Top 5 Control Engineering content: January 16-22, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week covered industrial robot trends, hot Control Engineering topics, MQTT and more.

By Chris Vavra January 23, 2023
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology

Control Engineering’s top 5 content over the past week covered industrial robot trends, hot Control Engineering topics, MQTT and more. Links to each article below.

1. Six industrial robotics trends for 2023

Robotics are becoming more important and manufacturers are recognizing their growing role in many different industries and applications. Six industry trends are highlighted.

2. Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2022

Think Again: Automation product awards, motors and drives, automation salary and career information, Engineering Leaders Under 40, IIoT implementation help, tutorials on HMIs, SCADA and PLC programming help were among the hot topics of 2022. See top 3 covers and top 10 articles posted prior to 2022.

3. Leveraging MQTT, industrial edge devices in automation projects

Message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) and industrial edge devices remove systemic limitations, communicate more data and improve system security for IIoT implementations.

4. Three motion control trends for 2023

The motion control industry is moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, but trends such as supply chain challenges, predictive maintenance and increased customization remain prevalent.

5. Analysis: Ability to delay Microsoft DCOM hardening patch ends as of March 2023

The mandatory Microsoft DCOM hardening patch, “one of the best changes Microsoft has made for DCOM,” effects only a small percentage, but still a large number of applications. There’s no postponing the patch as of March. Be aware of the impact and related misinformation.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, January 16-22, 2023, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is web content manager for CFE Media and Technology.