Top 5 Control Engineering content: May 30 to June 5, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered the Career and Salary Survey, induction motors, HMI design tips and improving remote operations. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra June 6, 2022
Yaskawa's GA500 AC Microdrive can operate a variety of motors, which include induction, permanent magnet (SPM and IPM), and synchronous reluctance (SynRM). Courtesy: New Products for Engineers, Yaskawa America Inc.

Control Engineering‘s top 5 content over the past week covered the Career and Salary Survey, induction motors, HMI design tips and improving remote operations. Links to each article below.

1. 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.

2. Ode to an induction motor

Recite this induction motor tutorial and savor it; even if poetry really isn’t your favorite.

3. 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.

4. Three effective HMI design pillars in packaging and beyond

A human-machine interface (HMI) establishes a machine builder’s brand, which makes any upgrade require a balance of optimal user experience, hardware options and upstream communication.

5. Long-range, low-power solutions improve remote operations

The future of remote operations in manufacturing opens the opportunity for facilities to improve their operations, leveraging IoT-enabled technologies to improve everything from mobility to worker safety.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 30 to June 5, 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.