Submitted by Joe Feeley on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 09:49
The view from IHS/IMS Research:
Category: Machine Controls Industrial Controls Machine Builders Machine Design Customer Service Industrial Applications
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 15:25
The editorial team here has an ongoing intitiative to find and alert you about helpful, well-written articles or videos, blog posts, etc, that are located somewhere other than on our web site. Yes, believe it or not, there's good stuff out there that we didn't do! When we find it,...
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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...
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 09:38
Believe it when I tell you that the automation vendors take the results of our annual Readers' Choice balloting pretty seriously. More than a few product managers and marketeers alike get a bit nervous about how the voting might go.
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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.
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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 Jim Montague on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 09:23
Different machines require different types and degrees of safety, but there are some common steps and resources that experienced builders say they use to find and implement the most appropriate safety solution for their devices, production lines and facilities.
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Submitted by Jim Montague on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 11:42
"Though April safety rules and audits may come your way, they bring the risk assessments, safeguarding and new efficiencies that bloom in May."
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 15:39
PLANTVILLE--An Innovative Online Game Simulates a Plant Manager's Experience Challenging Players to Increase Productivity, Sustainability and the Overall Health of an Industrial Plant
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Submitted by Katherine Bonfante on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 09:49
Are your controls digital-healthy? The growing use of fieldbus, Ethernet and wireless means more opportunities for diagnostic tools and monitoring, but how do you diagnose your digital controls?