Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 22-28

Articles about selecting an automation controller, performing an ICS assessment, hot Control Engineering topics, 2018 technology trends, and Bluetooths and VFDs were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.

01/29/2018


The top 5 most read articles online, from Jan. 22-28 for Control Engineering, covered selecting an automation controller, performing an ICS assessment, hot Control Engineering topics, 2018 technology trends, and Bluetooths and VFDs. Links to each article below.

1. Selecting an automation controller

Consider these criteria when selecting an automation controller for motion, robotics, machines, and other applications.

2. Three reasons to perform an industrial control system assessment

Industrial control systems (ICSs) are under attack as frequently as corporate administration systems and users can prevent these attacks with an assessment that takes stock of what a company has, who has access, and what changes have been made.

3. Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2017

Think Again: Control Engineering readers choose hot topics of 2017 based on online traffic at the automation industry website. What can you learn from these top Control Engineering articles of 2017? Also see the top three covers of 2017.

4. Five technology trends for 2018

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

5. Bluetooth connectivity makes VFDs safer, easier to use

Variable frequency drive (VFD) manufacturers are introducing a wide range of product advances that improve performance, simplify installation and operation, and increase safety.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, January 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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