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.
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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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