Top 5 Control Engineering content: July 25-31, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PLC programming automation, safety, analytics foundations and more.

By Morgan Green August 1, 2022
Courtesy: Matrix Technologies Inc.

Control Engineering‘s top 5 content over the past week covered PLC programming, automation and mergers, and more. Links to each article below.

1. PLC programming: What you need to know

Instrumentation calibration is critical for process facilities to meet stringent calibration verifications and certifications. Four best practices and three benefits are highlighted.

2. Building on analytics foundations to improve operations

Advanced data acquisition methods enable the newest generation of operational analytics.

3. Automation, mergers, acquisitions, capital markets analysis: July 2022

The Bundy Group reported 15 automation transactions in the month of July. Analysis on the acquisitions and reports are highlighted below.

4. Implementing a hierarchy of automation safety

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

5. Applying automation in today’s manufacturing facility

Automation is a necessity for manufacturing facilities, and it starts with gathering data and understanding where it is (and isn’t) needed and what technologies can help maximize return on investment (ROI).

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, July 25-31, 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.