Courtesy: Tesco Controls
PLCs, PACs January 18, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Jan. 11-17, 2021

Articles about programmable logic controllers (PLCs), top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, cybersecurity and the rise of IT-enable OT system, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Jan. 11-17, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Purdue University
Automation December 20, 2020

Data flow, alarms, simulation, cybersecurity, robotics

Control Engineering highlights automation, controls and instrumentation successes in every issue at in between.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: L&T Electrical & Automation
Commissioning December 15, 2020

Case study: Commissioning a solar power plant

Commissioning an integrated security system for solar power plant in Saudi Arabia was successful despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Amit Garsund
Courtesy: Vertech
System Integration December 14, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Dec. 7-14, 2020

Articles about the 20201 System Integrator of the Year award winners, robotic offline programming in a COVID-19 world, cybersecurity and the rise of IT-enabled OT systems, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 7-14 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Jose-Luis Olivares, MIT
Cybersecurity December 10, 2020

Cybersecurity strategies need to be measured

A model developed by MIT researchers explains how countries that retaliate too much against online attacks can make things worse for themselves, which can help others develop a more effective and measured strategy for the future.

By Peter Dizikes
Courtesy: MGStrategy+, Wood Automation and Control and Control Engineering
Cybersecurity December 8, 2020

More answers on what you need to know about cybersecurity

Below are more answers resulting from a cybersecurity webcast on cybersecurity architectures, training, best practices, risk assessment and trends based on research.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: NIST via Acquired Data Solutions and KDM Analytics
Cybersecurity December 7, 2020

Cybersecurity and the rise of IT-enabled OT systems

Information technology strategies can help combat new cybersecurity vulnerabilities and deploy a solid cybersecurity program for operational technology use for industrial control systems, remote terminal units, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, as Industrial Internet of Things deployments increase.

By Steven Seiden, Leighton Johnson, Dr. Tony Barber, Djenana Campara
Courtesy: ODVA, Control Engineering Europe
Safety December 6, 2020

Safety services on a standard network

Communication networks have changed the look of today’s automation systems by distributing processing, sensors and actuators to where they are required. The ODVA says that CIP Safety provides the same benefits to safety systems.

By Control Engineering Europe
Courtesy: ARC Advisory Group
Cybersecurity December 2, 2020

Secure-by-design industrial products are increasingly important

Cybersecurity often is the catalyst for control system modernization, and industrial and critical infrastructure sector projects increasingly specify automation products and systems that are designed as cybersecure.

By Larry O’Brien
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and chief executive of Schneider Electric, during the Schneider Electric virtual Innovation Summit North America 2020. Courtesy: ISSSource
Cybersecurity November 25, 2020

Resiliency, security needed for digital automation future

Manufacturing's resilience has been strong during the COVID-19 pandemic, and cybersecurity needs to be stronger than ever as the nature of work changes.

By Gregory Hale