Top 10 Control Engineering articles, May 14 to June 13: Salary and Career Survey, binary-coded decimals, high-performance HMIs, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from May 14 to Jun. 13 for Control Engineering covered the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, binary-coded decimals and PLCs, high-performance HMIs, engineering career advice, and the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook. 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.
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.
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.
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 Annual Energy Outlook 2016 indicates that natural gas will lead U.S. production into 2040; clean electrical generation is expected to increase, however.
More popular stories on Control Engineering
As an online-only feature, we’re featuring the stories that finished 6-10 over the past month.
There are many different programming languages for robots and it can become overwhelming to keep them all straight. Understanding the history of robotic programming languages can provide some perspective on why it is so convoluted and where they all come from.
In an uncertain market, more oil and gas producers are relying on advanced analytics to make intelligent cost-cutting decisions.
Industrie 4.0 and the smart factories being built are heavily influencing robots that are being developed in the Czech Republic, which could have major changes on the labor market, according to Control Engineering Czech Republic.
Advancements in 3-D printing have made the technology more sophisticated and affordable. The automotive, aerospace, and medical industries have made some major strides recently, and 3-D printing is expanding as a means of engineering education.
Once values from an analog card have been captured, there are methods to filter the data and methods to simulate a filter using Microsoft Excel before it is coded into a PLC.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 14 to June 13, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.