Top 5 Control Engineering content: November 14-20, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PLC programming, sustainable 5G, agile and flexible manufacturing and more.

By Chris Vavra November 21, 2022
Courtesy: Breen Machine Automation Services (BMAS)

Control Engineering’s top 5 content over the past week covered PLC programming, sustainable 5G, agile and flexible manufacturing and more. Links to each article below.

1. PLC programming dos and don’ts to consider

Programmable logic controller (PLC) programming is often done to resolve an immediate problem, but this can lead to long-term issues, particularly if the original programmer isn’t around.

2. How AI and machine learning can drive sustainable 5G

Future networks have the potential to reduce the environmental impact of industries that consume high levels of energy, but the industry needs a holistic energy saving solution to maximize the benefits and create real impact.

3. Manufacturing needs to be agile, resilient and sustainable

The manufacturing landscape has evolved to where consumer, industrial and cultural demands are changing and creating a world where manufacturers need to be agile and flexible in their approach.

4. PLC migration improves uptime for spice supplier

A spice ingredient supplier wanted to upgrade their programmable logic controller (PLC) system and migrate to a more Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-friendly platform.

5. Digital transformation and IIoT’s impact on process manufacturing

Digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies transform their culture and business. Five steps for companies embarking on the digital transformation journey are highlighted.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, November 14-20, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology,

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