Top 5 Control Engineering content: June 6-12, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered IT/OT convergence, Career and Salary Survey, digital twins, Industry 5.0 and building an HMI. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra June 13, 2022
Figure 3: Many robot manufacturers provide their own simulation software, such as Roboguide from Fanuc, that can act as a digital twin simulation. Courtesy: Patti Engineering Inc.

Control Engineering‘s top 5 content over the past week covered IT/OT convergence, Career and Salary Survey, digital twins, Industry 5.0 and building an HMI. Links to each article below.

1. IT, OT convergence enabling digital manufacturing transformation

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence is enabling a digital manufacturing transformation.

2. Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2022

Solve the workforce challenge: Automate, innovate, hire and retain great workers. Lack of skilled workers, materials and the economy are biggest threats to manufacturing. Lack of available skilled workers jumped from 37% in 2021 to 57% in 2022.

3. How digital twins, IIoT technologies benefit operations

Examine how digital twins and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies work together. Digital twins benefit industrial operations and systems. Digital twin updates can be automated.

4. Industry 5.0’s role in process manufacturing’s evolution

Process manufacturing industries is undergoing a transformation as a wave of cognitive computing applications and infrastructure, collectively known as Industry 5.0, is changing how goods are produced.

5. Four ways to build a great HMI with visual hierarchy

When designing a human-machine interface (HMI), it’s important to keep in mind it needs to be designed for the human eye. Four visual hierarchy pillars are highlighted.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 6-12, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

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


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