Top 5 Control Engineering articles Mar. 12-18

Articles about fog computing, alarm management, TSN measurement and control, incorporating commercial technologies, and the differences between industrial Ethernet and business IT switches were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 12-18, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

03/19/2018


The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 12-18 for Control Engineering, covered fog computing, alarm management, TSN measurement and control, incorporating commercial technologies, and the differences between industrial Ethernet and business IT switches. Links to each article below.

1. Fog computing for industrial automation

How to develop a secure, distributed automation architecture in a data-driven world: Two examples and five advantages of fog computing are highlighted.

2. Alarm management: 6 hazards, 4 strategies

Alarm management in an IIoT world: Correlation and classification of industrial process control alarms before the operator sees them vital for safety, speed, and efficiency. Networking and advanced software tools help.

3. TSN solves measurement and control challenges

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is an evolution of standard Ethernet and adds the bounded latency and guaranteed bandwidth provided by hard real-time Ethernet, which is crucial as more devices are connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

4. Product design: Incorporating commercial technologies into industrial controllers

Industrial controllers are using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies such as Ethernet, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), USB, and MicroSD cards to improve price/performance ratios, shrink form factors, and add new features.

5. Differences between industrial Ethernet switches and business IT switches

Industrial network switches are designed for harsh conditions and environments and last for a long time while business information technology (IT) switches are designed for data center applications and have a shorter overall lifespan.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Mar. 12-18, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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