Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 27 to April 2: Big Data and IIoT, safety and cybersecurity, PID learning, more

Articles about Big Data and IIoT value, safety and cybersecurity, PID learning, IIoT connectivity challenges, and power conversion for the IIoT were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 27 to April 2. Miss something? You can catch up here.

04/03/2017


The top 5 most read articles online, from Mar. 27 to Apr. 2 for Control Engineering, covered Big Data and IIoT value, safety and cybersecurity, PID learning, IIoT connectivity challenges, and power conversion for the IIoT. Links to each article below.

1. Strategy and standards help determine Big Data, IIoT value

Cover Story: There are many tools for capturing the potential value Big Data and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provide, but companies need to know what kind of information they want and how to gather it securely.

2. Safety requires cybersecurity

Technology Update: If it isn’t secure, it isn’t safe. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities represent additional failure modes and safety incidents not factored into traditional safety assessments. Consider safety when creating a business justification for cybersecurity risk assessments.

3. The PID learning process

While there are many excellent loop tuning methods available, many practitioners prefer tweaking proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning constants or using rules-of-thumb rather than doing the required step test and data analysis. 

4. Four IIoT connectivity challenges for businesses 

Companies looking to implement an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy need to address several potential issues as they seek to bridge the gap between operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT).

5. Efficient power converter for the IoT developed

Researchers from MIT's Microsystems Technologies Laboratories (MTL) presented a power converter that reduces its resting power consumption by 50%.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, March 27 to April 2, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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