Top 5 Control Engineering content: June 12-18, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include Realize Live 2023, PLC ladder logic and control system modernization.

By David Miller June 20, 2023

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered Realize Live 2023, PLC ladder logic and control system modernization.

1. Realize Live 2023 Day 2/3: Manufacturers need more than innovation

Innovation and a willingness to push new ideas forward is valuable and needed, but the ability to be agile and flexible is critical.

2. How to create PLC ladder logic code with Excel

Programmable logic controller (PLC) ladder logic code can be mass produced with Microsoft Excel to generate repetitive logic like I/O mapping and alarms.

3. Manufacturers using digital transformation to future-proof operations

Future-proof manufacturing holds the promise of smart, connected factories starts with digitization and digitalization to make better and more informed decisions.

4. Realize Live 2023 Day One: The importance of the digital journey

The digital journey for manufacturers is an arduous one, but it can have a meaningful impact that goes well beyond the bottom line.

5. Justifying the changing landscape of control system modernization

While some justifications for control system modernization projects have remained virtually unchanged for decades, others such as workforce shortages, cybersecurity and sustainability are relatively new considerations. See 6 control system update justifications.