Top 10 Control Engineering articles, June 11 to July 11: Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 11 to Jul. 11 for Control Engineering covered the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, natural gas flowmeters, binary-coded decimals and PLCs, 6-axis industrial robots, and high-performance HMIs. Also see what ranked 6-10 over the last month.
Control Engineering research shows nearly a 5% increase in salaries among respondents to an average of $94,747; analysis of salaries by years with employer shows upward salary pressure for engineering new hires.
Different parts of the natural gas delivery chain require different instruments, such as differential pressure (DP), ultrasonic, and Coriolis flowmeters.
Binary-coded decimal (BCD) is a class of binary encodings of decimal numbers where each decimal is represented by a fixed number of bits, usually four or eight, which goes against the way humans compute data. This disconnect can cause problems for programmable logic controller (PLC) users.
Inside Machines: A teach-position method calibrates tools used by six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) robots for peak efficiency and improves industrial processes.
This two-part series examines the development of high-performance human-machine interface (HMI) methodology. Part 1 covers HMI evolution, security, improving usability, and consistent use of color.
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As an online-only feature, we’re featuring the stories that finished 6-10 over the past month.
Beckhoff’s Shane Novacek recently spoke with Adam Moyer, principal controls engineer at Itron, to discuss how the company has used PC- and EtherCAT-based automation technology to improve manufacturing efficiency and save costs at its Waseca, Minn. facility. Data acquistion is 15% to 20% faster in overall process cycle time.
Although robotic vision is constantly evolving, there is still a technological gap between the interpretation of what a robot sees and what a human sees. What about 3-D versus 2-D vision?
In tough economic times, smart hiring is essential—and can’t be overlooked.
When legacy control systems are replaced with new technology there is a great opportunity to benefit from modern systems and advanced technology.
Many subscribers taking the 2016 Control Engineering salary survey provided write-in advice about engineering careers; education, workplace strategies, and project management are among engineering tips and reminders.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 11 to July 11, for articles published within the last two months.
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