Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 4-10, 2021

The top 5 most read articles online, from October 4-10, 2021, for Control Engineering covered SCADA benefits, Engineers’ Choice finalists, finite-state machines, virtualized PLCs and the Engineering Leaders Under 40. Links to each article below.

1. SCADA can accelerate automation, IIoT implementations

As industrial automation evolves, how do we keep speaking the same language? It helps to evaluate automation by functions, not components. Think about how industrial automation technologies like SCADA can accelerate application capabilities.

2. 2022 Engineers’ Choice Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote online at

3. Finite-state machine for embedded systems

Get help for finite-state machine programming for embedded systems using C programming language.

4. Virtualized programmable logic controllers

A paradigm shift toward industrial edge and cloud computing.

5. Engineering Leaders Under 40, Class of 2021

Meet the engineers who are exceeding expectations and improving operations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, October 4-10, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media,