Top 5 Control Engineering content: June 13-19, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered IIoT optimization, fabricating transistors, IIoT in 2022, semiconductor manufacturing and HMI design strategies. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra June 20, 2022
Courtesy: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Control Engineering‘s top 5 content over the past week covered IIoT optimization, fabricating transistors, IIoT in 2022, semiconductor manufacturing and HMI design strategies. Links to each article below.

1. Leveraging IIoT for process optimization, modernization

Industrial facilities need combined production and maintenance strategies using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital twin tools to minimize unscheduled shutdowns and optimize product quality while cost-effectively using existing operations, maintenance and engineering resources.

2. Technique developed for fabricating transistors

Researchers are searching for the next great semiconductors—materials that can continue to improve and evolve microprocessors and other nanoelectric devices. Graphene nanoribbons, a one-atom-thick material just 3 nanometers wide, are one of the most promising candidates.

3. IIoT is reshaping the industrial sector in 2022

If you and your customers aren’t realizing the top 5 benefits of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in 2022, are your competitors? See how wireless connectivity and industrial 5G are among IIoT trends.

4. Sustainability in semiconductor manufacturing with digital transformation: Expert interview series, Manish Sharma

Manufacturing digital transformation (Dx) uses technologies to achieve business key performance indicators. It requires process control equipment, a Dx mindset and buy-in at all levels, executives to shop-floor workers, said Manish Sharma, global industry marketing leader, Emerson Machine Automation Solutions. See video.

5. Three key design strategies for cognitive load

When it comes to designing HMIs and other interfaces, cognitive load is an important factor. Three design strategies are highlighted.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 13-19, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.