Control Design eHandbooks

Control Design's State of Technology ebook series is designed to provide Industrial Machine Builders with an up-to-date, top-level understanding of a range of key OEM Machine Builder topics. Each ebook is a compendium of the latest trends, articles, back to basics tutorials, application stories and product solutions compiled by the editors and all together here in convenient ebook format, well suited for online consumption.



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2016 Report: I/O for an expanding machine environment

Learn where I/O is heading in this eHandbook from the editors of Control Design.

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 State of Technology October 2016  

2016 Report: Machine automation and design software trends

Learn where machine automation and design software is heading in this eHandbook from the editors of Control Design.

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2016 Report: Trends in PLCs, PACs and PCs 

Drawn from our most recent articles on PLCs, PACs and PCs, this special report includes features on emerging trends, basic primers and case histories illustrating the latest technology in action. 


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2016 Report: Trends in HMI and Operator Interface 

Handpicked by our chief editor, Mike Bacidore, these are the latest Control Design articles that detail new trends, review basic fundamentals and feature case studies in HMI and operator interface technology. 


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2016 Report: Advances in Industrial Networks 

This State of Technology Report explores in great detail technology trends in industrial networks through columns, case studies and more from industry experts.  


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2016 Report: The Newest Trends in Motors, Drives and Motion

This report explores the trends that have shaped motors, drives and motion control, the fundamentals of the technology and real-life examples of successful implementation. We also delve into results of a recent motors and drives survey in which readers identified usage and application trends.


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2016 Report: Automation Trends in Packaging 

Today, manufacturers can make the packaging and the product that goes in it, using multiple high-speed modular lines that create a flexible and reliable operation. This special report details these improvements and trends.


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2015 Report: HMI & Operator Interface

From BYOD mobile apps to powerful PACs that also tackle control, machine designers have more options than ever when it comes to human-machine and operator interface functionality.


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Updated 2015 Report: I/O System Innovations

Drawn from the pages of Control Design, this special report includes articles on emerging trends, basic primers and case histories in I/O systems that illustrate the latest technology in action.


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2015 Report: Trends in Machine Safety

From new trends in technology to the steadfast basics, we tell you what you need know about machine safety for today and the future. 


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2015 Report: The Latest in Drives, Motors and Motion

In this Control Design State of Technology Report, we examine the current state of motors, drives and motion control and point the way to advances to come.


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2015 Report: The Latest in PLCs and PACs

In this convenient ebook, you'll get the latest updates on technology trends, back-to-basic tutorials and application stories on industrial controllers — all from PLCs to PACs.


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CD1509 SOT Sensors Vision eHandbook V6 1

2015 Report: Technology and Trends in Sensors and Vision

In this ebook, update yourself with the latest technology, trends, tutorials, articles  and application stories on sensors and vision.


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