Top 5 Control Engineering content: January 29-February 4 2024

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week includes SCADA, system integration, and industrial sustainability.

By David Miller February 5, 2024

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week include includes SCADA, system integration, and industrial sustainability.

1. Improving efficiency through automation with SCADA

A steel pipe maker implements supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), manufacturing execution (MES) and statistical process control (SPC) at their facility to improve operations.

2. Overcoming SCADA integration cybersecurity challenges

There are several steps that need to be taken to overcome cybersecurity challenges when integrating a new SCADA solution.

3. The time is now for systems integrators

Labor and skills shortages justify increased automation; SIs occupy key position in today’s supply chains; SI Giants embrace the opportunities.

4. Industrial sustainability, energy efficiency advance eight ways

At Rockwell Automation Fair 2023, eight experts in two panels explained how integrating automation software and hardware with digitalization efforts help advance industrial sustainability and energy efficiency goals.

5. Three reasons to tune control loops: Safety, profit, energy efficiency

PID controller tuning is a keystone skill for control practitioners that is often given short shrift. What is the justification for investing in this critical skill? Why tune control loops?