Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 4-10: 2018 technology trends, replacing analog meters, Engineers' Choice finalists, more

Articles about 2018 technology trends, replacing analog meters, the Engineers' Choice finalists, robotic welding simulation benefits, and drives and machines in the Industrie 4.0 era were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.

12/11/2017


The top 5 most read articles online, from Dec. 4-10 for Control Engineering, covered 2018 technology trends, replacing analog meters, the Engineers' Choice finalists, robotic welding simulation benefits, and drives and machines in the Industrie 4.0 era. Links to each article below.

1. Five technology trends for 2018

With advancements in automation, industries need to stay on top of the challenges ahead.

2. Replacing analog meters in the nuclear industry

Cybersecurity concerns about analog meters are influencing nuclear industry automation and are forcing an industry resistant to change to do so.

3. Vote now for 2018 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform at www.controleng.com/NP4E.

4. 3-D robotic welding simulation benefits

Cover Story: Teaching robots how to weld using 3-D simulation is beneficial because welding is a complex, precise process that cannot be explained or taught easily to humans.

5. Drives and machines are getting smarter in the Industrie 4.0 era

Intelligent drive systems play a large role in optimizing machine configuration and performance and aid companies looking to adopt Industrie 4.0 in their operations.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, December 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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