Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 20-26

Articles about integrating IIoT equipment, choosing an automation controller, time-sensitive networking, plant performance management, and cybersecurity for SCADA were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 20-26, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

08/27/2018


To move up the digitization continuum can be cost prohibitive, until now. IIoT helps any organization capture critical data using low-cost edge devices, allowing them to leap frog layers in the continuum rapidly and at relatively little cost. Courtesy: Avid Solutions The top 5 most read articles online, from Aug. 20-26 for Control Engineering covered integrating IIoT equipment, choosing an automation controller, time-sensitive networking, plant performance management, and cybersecurity for SCADA. Links to each article below.

1. Integrating IIoT equipment into manufacturing systems

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) equipment should be integrated even into older manufacturing systems to optimize facility and system operations. Think you’re using IIoT technologies? Are you adding sensors in 12 steps or 6 steps?

2. How to choose an industrial automation controller

Choosing the most effective controller requires careful evaluation of multiple requirements.

3. TSN: Evolution, next steps for industrial systems

Technology Update: IEEE Time Sensitive Networking evolves standard Ethernet to enable deterministic networking that supports coexistence of critical and non-critical forms of traffic. Experts provide TSN updates and explanations.

4. Visualizing plant performance management optimization

Enabling integrated plant performance management is becoming easier with new tools available to widen optimization of individual units or areas.

5. Implementing a cybersecurity strategy for cloud-based SCADA

It’s critical to have the proper framework and cybersecurity measures in place to help prevent cyber attacks for cloud-based deployments of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Aug. 20-26, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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