Top 5 Control Engineering articles, April 6-12
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Control Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, April 6-12, including articles about Windows XP support, integrating HART data from smart devices, machine safety standards, and treating system integration as a commodity.
Microsoft Windows XP support ends April 8. What happens April 9? Three things to remember.
HART calling! Your field devices and actuators want to tell you more of what is happening in the plant, all you have to do is listen.
An ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis, operating efficiencies and cost savings, as well as all relevant safety standards, such as those from NFPA, ANSI, RIA, IEC, ISO and OSHA.
Integrator Update: Reduce risk and improve results by not treating automation and control system integration as a commodity; six reasons follow explaining why system integration shouldn't be treated as a commodity.
Honeywell's USM GT400 Ultrasonic Flowmeter is designed to reduce the amount of effort needed to maintain pipeline metering and also features cloud-based technology to provide stability during flow perturbations.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, April 6-12, for articles published within the last two months.
- Jessica DuBois-Maahs, associate content manager, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.