May 2012 Digital Edition

May 2012 CoverMachine safety might be influenced by government mandates and investment concerns, but the real driver is customer demand. In this month's Control Design cover story, Executive Editor Jim Montague explains the essential tools, standards and procedures you need to understand to make sure users can run your tools safely. Also in the May issue: Discover where wireless sensors are making a difference in manufacturing, and where they still need some improvements; see how a conveyor manufacturer has made a big impact on speed and efficiency by embracing controls and networking; and learn how to get the resolution you need from your encoders.

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