August 2004 Issue
OEM Insight: Upgrade Your Knowledge of International Standards
Readers Offer a Snapshot of Their Financial and Professional Lives in Our 2004 Survey Results
A reader of CONTROL DESIGN asks for help in deciding on how to upgrade servo motor performance, which prompts some well-reasoned advice from several noted motion control suppliers.
A New-Generation Replacement for Your Old Mechanical Switches
Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt surveyed all the usual suspects in the machine vision industry and found that builders are looking to employ general-purpose COTS systems as the industry recovery continues.
An embedded real-time operating system will control machines while it talks to the enterprise. Machine builders are making the transition to embedded RTOS. What's the RTOS in Your Future?
Editor's Page: Joe Feeley Heralds the Coming of the New CONTROL DESIGN Web Site
Readers of CONTROL DESIGN offer a snapshot of their financial and professional lives in the 2004 Annual Salary and State-of-Mind Survey. Find out how you compare with a diverse group of industry respondents when it comes to salary compensation, job security, hours worked, and annual bonuses received. To take this year's salary survey, click the link above.
Embedded Intelligence: The Radio Frequency Identification Train is Building Steam and Gathering Momentum. Time to Get On Board!
Alarm systems of one type or another always have been part of industrial machine, robot, and skid control systems, but CONTROL DESIGN Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, notes that there's more to alarm technology than meets the eye ... or ear for that matter.
Technology trends don't always lead to better machine design, but CONTROL DESIGN's Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert found a few that could help you break away from the crowd.
SpecMate: Mesh Networking Architectures Can Simplify Deployment and Are Virtually Immune to Interference
Designing in-line on-the-fly changeover capabilities based on new servo motors and drives for a line of punching, sawing and notching machines gives this OEM's customer the wish list it wanted.