Submitted by Jack Chopper on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:30
With so many choices, how do we know we have the best design?
Category: new technology trends operator interface Integration Connectivity Component Compatibility Machine Design Automation Design Human Machine Interface Controls Architecture
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 16:47
IMS Research projects world sales revenue of operator terminals with embedded PLC hardware will rise from $99 million in 2011, to approximately $148 million in 2016; a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 9% over the period.
Category: Machine Controls Industrial Controls Automation Industry Legacy Systems PLC Readers' Choice Awards RCA Controllers PC Controls Architecture Control
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...
Category: Ethernet Machine Controls Embedded Control Motion Control Industrial Controls Industrial Networking SERCOS Global Production Machine Builders Machine Design System Integrator Automation Design Controls Architecture
Submitted by Jim Montague on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:24
One of our mantras at Control Design is "Today is a heck of a time to start thinking about tomorrow." And, while I've often fallen short of following it, sometimes I do get the jump on upcoming tasks.
Category: new technology trends Obsolete Systems Industrial Controls Future Tech PLC PC Controls Architecture
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:43
As I assemble our 15th anniversary issue, which looks back and excerpts our content over the years, I reread the first issue of Control Design. The leading industrial PC technology of the time had 200 MHz Pentium processors, 512 MB RAM, powered by Windows NT.
Submitted by Default Admin on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 08:19
Depending on the industry, some companies might have next to nothing to spend on automation, while others can't afford not to automate everything. Plasma-Therm, which makes etch and deposition tools, works with the whole range -- from LED manufacturers who can barely afford the capital to buy manually loaded wafer...
Category: safety hydraulics programmable relays Ethernet Motion Control Automation Global Production Pneumatics Controls Architecture
Submitted by Default Admin on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 08:55
In upcoming issues of Control Design, we'll explore subjects that include: