Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 29 to July 5: Oil and gas employment, motion controls, HMI-historian integration, more
Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jun. 29-Jul. 5, covered oil and gas employment, motion controls for Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ, benefits of integrating HMIs and historians, the intelligent automation pyramid, and driving manufacturing competitiveness. Link to each article below.
In the 1980s, the oil and gas industry was going through the same crew change as it is now. Highly educated workers were laid off and the cycle is repeating itself. Will the industry learn its lesson this time?
Application Update: Motion control with instantaneous redundancy backup propels the Cirque du Soleil production of KÀ, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and historians differ but need to be tightly integrated to provide company operations with optimal value. Big data has little value without analysis and access in real time.
Technology can be used to fully integrate process and business operations to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, and increase overall productivity across an entire organization.
Regardless of the industry, most operations teams have one thing in common: They’re being asked to cut expenses from already trimmed operating budgets. With the easier-to-cut line items long gone, teams need to start exploring new improvement opportunities, such as energy management.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 29 to July 5, for articles published within the last two months.
– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.