Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 30 to April 5
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Control Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, March 30 to April 5, including articles about Windows XP, robotics and motion control, safety, DCS upgrades, and cloud computing for manufacturers.
Microsoft Windows XP support ends April 8. What happens April 9? Three things to remember.
Inside Machines: The PLCopen working group for motion control has standardized and logically defined all aspects of machine control programming, providing one of the best attempts of integrating PLC, robot, and motion control in an easy-to-understand language common among many manufacturers.
The solution to making your process plant a safer place isn't something you can buy. Much of it depends on changing the ways your people work and think.
The right process can take out the guesswork and lead to a successful migration.
Cloud computing: Some people still debate the merits of using cloud computing in manufacturing, but there are specific cases when a cloud solution is the obvious choice. Here are eight reasons why cloud computing works for manufacturers. Cloud computing is the quickest, most economical way to make things happen in a hurry.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, March 30 to April 5, for articles published within the last two months.
- Jessica DuBois-Maahs, associate content manager, CFE Media, jdmaahs(at)cfemedia.com.
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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.