Submitted by scechowski on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 15:46
Ralph Waldo E. said it's about the journey, not the destination. If you're someone who puts together machine control systems, you couldn't disagree more. The July issue's cover story, "Get There Sooner," written by executive editor Jim Montague, reports that replacing the many, separate, often winding paths of automation and...
Well, I just put together all the great input from a bunch of machine builders about how they support and when they decide to renovate legacy machines for Control Design's June cover article, "Old Machines, New Lives," and practially everyone has some good advice.
Submitted by scechowski on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 14:25
Each year, Control Design conducts its annual product research and buying habits survey to learn about the methods machine builders and system integrators are using when they do research on automation and control products. We've been seeing some of those trends change over the past few years.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:02
As part of our year-long 15th anniversary celebration, we're reprising a PLC vs. PC article exactly as we first published it in February of 2001. If you've been using controllers during this period, you'll be reminded how the whole "PC-based control will/will not take over the machine control world and...
Submitted by scechowski on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 11:26
We've used leadscrews in our linear motion applications for years because they give us high stiffness, very acceptable backlash and simplicity. As performance requirements increase, we're going to have problems with the leadscrew not accelerating quickly enough to high speeds. It looks like we have some torsional issues as well.