Top 5 Control Engineering articles, Feb. 24-March 2, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Control Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 24-March 2, 2014, including articles about process control systems technology, high-voltage fault detection, pressure instrumentation, vendors and the engineering gap, and operator interface standardization.
Engineering and IT Insight: Process control architects and designers are questioning the 15-year wisdom that you cannot go wrong by picking the Microsoft environment for a process control system. See 6 critical requirements for process controls.
Application Update: Troubleshoot a high-voltage electrical fault and see recommended solutions.
Measuring pressure is one of the most basic instrumentation functions in any industry. Pressure measurement devices are everywhere, and there are countless varieties of options.
Suffering a technical brain drain? Here are five specific ways customers can get effective help from vendors and distributors.
Inside Machines: OI standardization helps original equipment manufacturers speed time to market by using or adapting standard human-machine interface (HMI) screens.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.controleng.com, Feb. 24-March 2, 2014, for articles published within the last two months.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.