Top 5 Control Engineering content: July 24-30, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include Industry 4.0, PLC programming and artificial intelligence (AI).

By David Miller July 31, 2023

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered Industry 4.0, PLC programming artificial intelligence (AI).

1. Is Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing working for you?

2023 marks a dozen years of Industry 4.0. Control Engineering asked an Industry 4.0 expert how companies can tell if they’re moving quickly enough toward smart manufacturing and digital transformation. Are Industry 4.0 benefits passing you by?

2. PLC programming language fundamentals for improved operations, maintenance

Programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages help keep manufacturing operations running smoothly. Learn about the five types of PLC programming languages and how they’re used.

3. Lift: Advanced, automated metal forming, controls, training, optimization

Tour of the Lift manufacturing innovation institute reveals advances in automated metal forming, control design, control software, digital transformation, training and automation optimization.

4. Survey: How to use AI to identify, improve manufacturing production goals

A study of 500 global manufacturers identified top production goals when applying artificial intelligence (AI) and suggests how to better reach those goals. Other topics include challenges, roadblocks, sustainability, workforce, technology among others.

5. Are you making the most of PLC programming standards from PLCopen?

IEC 61131-3 offers users a reliable framework to develop efficient solutions at all phases of their automation process, and is used to support PLCopen libraries.