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Research December 3, 2018

PMI jumps 1.6 percentage points in November

New orders climb and business expands even as tariffs, worker issues remain.

By Bob Vavra
Research November 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Figure 1: Wireless plant networks (WPNs) often include multiple types of networks supported and coordinated by wireless Ethernet. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions
Research November 9, 2018

Wireless for operations: proprietary versus standards; adopters versus laggards

Wireless networks are part and parcel of many process plants with many advantages. Adoption continues to increase and are being used for many applications.

By Shane Hale
Over the past 12 months, the average respondent's company was estimated to have been spent $184,000 on industrial controller software and hardware—an increase of 17% over 2017 data. Source: Control Engineering
Research September 10, 2018

2018 Programmable Controllers Study

Five industrial controller findings

By Amanda Pelliccione
Research July 30, 2018

Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 23-29

Articles about MES, managing IoT implementations, comparing ladder logic and object-oriented programming, IIoT effectiveness, and ladder logic's future role in automation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 23-29, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Research May 15, 2018

Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2018

Career Update 2018: Engineers are getting paid more and a greater percentage expect to get increases in 2018, but the technical challenge and a general feeling of accomplishment remains the highest factors for job satisfaction.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda Pelliccione, Control Engineering
Research May 15, 2018

Engineering advice: Education, workplace strategies, tips

Control Engineering career and salary survey advice is offered by those taking the 2018 survey and education and workplace strategies were the biggest topics, followed by engineering tips.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda Pelliccione, Control Engineering
Research March 5, 2018

2018 HMI Software and Hardware Study: Upward trends for HMIs

The 2018 HMI Software and Hardware study revealed several upward trends on the usage of human-machine interface software and hardware.

By Amanda Pelliccione, CFE Media
Research March 1, 2018

2018 ERP, IIoT and the Cloud Study

The IIoT for Engineers 2018 Enterprise Resources Planning, IIoT and the Cloud Study unveiled several key findings regarding usage of ERP, IIoT, and the Cloud. This includes connections to process control, HMIs, SCADA, data historians, alarm management, and data acquisition systems.

By CFE Media
Research November 1, 2017

2017 Programmable Controller Software, Hardware Study

Respondents to the 2017 Programmable Controller Software and Hardware Study identified several key findings.

By Control Engineering