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, email@example.com.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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