Top 5 Control Engineering content: July 3-9, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include data analytics, IEC 61131-3 and universal I/O.

By David Miller July 10, 2023

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered data analytics, IEC 61131-3 and universal I/O.

1. Video Interview: Data analytics and machine learning on the plant floor

Matt Ruth, President and CEO at Avanceon, discusses how data analytics and machine learning can be applied on the plant floor to the benefit of OT personnel. See video.

2. Building a solid foundation with PLCopen, IEC 61131-3

PLCopen helps increase efficiency, reusability and portability and gives programmers flexibility when working with IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61131-10.

3. Create smarter, more data driven process operations with universal I/O

Traditionally, control systems have been commissioned with a set number and type of I/O cards, but increasingly process plants are embracing universal I/O, which allows different I/O types to land on one I/O card.

4. 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

5. How manufacturers can use digitalization to prepare for the future

Honeywell Users Group (HUG) kicked off its 36th annual event by emphasizing the future of manufacturing and process optimization.