Robotic Advances Improve Productivity. Read It in Our December 2012 Issue

December 2012 IssueRobots were once an esoteric and expensive technology that provided limited special-purpose use as welders or parts stackers. In this month's Control Design cover story, Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert explains how robotic advances have brought these devices into widespread use in a host of manufacturing applications, in many cases creating automated production lines. Also in the December issue: Discover how a PAC solution might help in ways that a PLC or PC-based control system can't; understand what standards issues to consider for your wireless network; and enjoy the final month of our 15-year anniversary celebration with a look back to 1999 on the emergence and growing pains of VBA in the industrial space.

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