Top 5 Control Engineering content: October 24-30, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PLC programming, MES integration, device lifecycle management and more.

By Chris Vavra October 31, 2022
Courtesy: Breen Machine Automation Services (BMAS)

Control Engineering’s top 5 content over the past week covered PLC programming, MES integration, device lifecycle management 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. Benefits of integrating a MES system with SCADA

Integrating supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems with manufacturing execution systems (MES) can help transfer usable information and utilize it to create future improvements.

3. Simplifying device lifecycle management

With smarter, more complex devices, including everything from input/output (I/O) to flowmeters, simplicity is key to help users get the most out of their devices.

4. Key strategies for improving alarm design and management

Coupling strategic engineering techniques with integrated management software helps unlock best-in-class alarm solutions. See five rules of alarm relevancy, three examples.

5. Meeting smart factories’ evolving needs with wireless technology

Smart factories are tough environments for wireless communication technologies, but Wi-Fi continues to evolve to meet users’ requirements.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, October 24-30, 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.