December 2011 Digital Issue

Digital EditionThe December issue of Control Design magazine is now online and ready for viewing. Although mechatronics is not a new idea, it is getting simpler, easier, affordable and practical for everyone. In this month's cover story, Executive Editor Jim Montague explains why it's well worth the effort to make the mental shift and take the necessary steps to bring your design teams together sooner. Also in the December issue: Read about a machine builder and packaging innovator that switched to PC-based control to get better, more affordable performance and efficiency; understand the pros and cons of IEC vs. NEMA motor starters; and get a handle on the "zettaflood" of data streaming from your devices.

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