Top 5 Control Engineering content: March 20-26, 2023

The top 5 articles from the past week include AI, data acquisition, edge computing, and more.

By David Miller March 27, 2023

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week covered AI, data acquisition, edge computing, and more.

1. Controllers, interfaces provide advanced edge computing capabilities

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are used for real-time control, but now they can do much more to ease implementation of analytics and other needs with edge computing technologies.

2. Analysis: Ability to delay Microsoft DCOM hardening patch ends as of March 2023

The mandatory Microsoft DCOM hardening patch, “one of the best changes Microsoft has made for DCOM,” effects only a small percentage, but still a large number of applications. There’s no postponing the patch as of March. Be aware of the impact and related misinformation.

3. Five things to know before diving into edge technologies

Edge computing can help companies gather and process data more quickly, but those getting started need to understand how much data they’re processing and how their systems work. Five tips for integrating edge computing are highlighted.

4. AI’s revolutionary impact on industrial manufacturing

Companies are entering a new revolution that changes the way original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) approach manufacturing with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI).

5. The impact of new technologies on automation and digitalization system architectures

Digital telecommunication evolution has been rapid over the past several years and is providing near real-time communication.