Control Design Essential Series

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Written by the editors of Control Design, the mission of the Essentials Series is to provide industrial machinery designers with an up-to-date, top-level understanding of a range of key machine automation topics. Our intent is to present essential engineering concepts in a practical, non-commercial fashion, together with a review of the latest technology and marketplace drivers.

Cut Costs, Boost Machine Flexibility with Distributed Servo Systems

 AMKEssentialSeries In this installment of the Control Design Essentials series, learn how you can cut costs and build more flexible machines with distributed servo systems. 

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Essentials of Data-Driven Automation Design

 CD1406EssentialsofData DrivenAutomationDesignEPLAN In this edition, Control Design's editors explore how a new generation of tools and methodologies are demonstrating design cost savings of up to 80%, along with significant improvements in design integrity and project execution time. 

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Essentials of Electronic Weighing

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This installment in Control Design's popular Essentials series will help you grasp the key considerations when selecting and implementing an electronic weighing subsystem.

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Essentials of Embedded Machine Control

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In this Essentials report, the editors of Control Design explore the pros and cons of the range of options available, from classical programmable logic controllers to high-performance. 

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Essentials of Remote Machine Access

1308-ewon-essentials.jpg In this Essentials installment, the editors of Control Design discuss the best ways to manage remote access and ensure security, while minimizing the concerns of often resistant IT departments.

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Essential Aspects of Machine Safety

Essentials of Machine Safety In this installment of Control Design's Essentials series, our editors examine key regulatory and technical issues involved in ensuring safe machine operation — and how OEMs can go about maker their machines as safe as possible without impacting productivity.

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How Much HMI Is Enough for Your Machine

Essentials of Machine HMI Human-machine interface (HMI) solutions can range widely in sophistication and cost, depending largely on how much interaction and information exchange is required between the human operator and the machine in question. A relatively simple, unconnected machine may need only a few hardwired lights and pushbuttons. But at the other end of the spectrum, a fully functional industrially hardened PC may be required. In this exclusive report, the editors of Control Design review the most important considerations.

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Choose the Right Sensor Technology

Essentials of Presence Sensors

Over the years, a range of sensor technologies has been developed to replace that old standby, the contact limit switch. The key advantage of presence or proximity sensors is that they are solid-state devices that detect the presence of a target without actually touching it. But as the editors of Control Design discuss in this interactive white paper, different applications are best suited to different sensor technologies, including inductive, capacitive, ultrasonic and photo-electric devices. Learn the key application considerations for choosing among sensor technologies, as well as the latest usage trends in this exclusive report.

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Essentials of Effective Cabinet Planning

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This edition of Control Design's popular Essentials series covers modernization on the design floor, while keeping security at the forefront as the plant network shares data to the cloud and beyond via IoT.

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Essentials of Efficient Control Design

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This Control Design Essentials Guide focuses on control panel switching devices, including these topics and more: State of the art control design; flexibility in design; energy efficiency; ease of assembly and wiring; and extensive monitoring.

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