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Research February 13, 2019

The human factor of IoT in safety

Technology can be part of the ‘culture’ in plants

By Susie Cumberland
The PMI Index dropped 5.2 percentage points in December to a 2-year low. Courtesy: CFE Media.
Research January 3, 2019

PMI plunges in December over manufacturing slowdown concerns

Index drops almost 10% to 2-year low as production, new orders slump.

By Bob Vavra
Research December 20, 2018

Global low-voltage motor market bounces back

Oil & gas revenue increases lead 4% sector growth according to a report from IHS Markit.

By Bob Vavra
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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
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
Research October 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. (Voting closed Jan. 4, 2019.)

By Amanda Pelliccione
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