April 2007 Issue
CONTROL DESIGN is the only industrial automation magazine dedicated to the automation information needs of industrial machine builders, those original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that build the machines that make industry work.
The worldwide demand for manufactured goods cant match the growth in productivity. Manufacturing employment and the middle-class jobs associated with it inevitably must decline.
Editor in Chief Joe Feeley laments the recent demise of Captain America and sees parallels to Machine Builder Nations own version of a superhero gang war for a piece of the global market.
Our second-annual Innovator Award winners and their machines were chosen based on end users who decided whether they caught lightning in a bottle for their applications or just a lightning bug.
Of all the machine automation topics we're writing about in celebration of our 10-year anniversary, machine safety arguably has witnessed more change than any other subject we've covered.
New products editor Patti Pool asked a few motion control vendors what they think are the trends in motion control devices. Find out what she learned in this month's Product Roundup.
Embedded Intelligence columnist Jeremy Pollard, CET, says warranties are a necessary part of any business and that a good customer will most certainly get a better deal. Whats your policy?
To improve their customers flexibility, machine builders are incorporating more distributed control and remote I/O. Contributing Editor Loren Shaum focuses on machines with multiple stations.
This installment of OEM Spotlight shines on a stone/edge polish machine builder that combined motion control with 13 spindles to develop a dream machine that allows it to perform its job in one pass.
We came across a helpful explanation of RSS in one of our sibling publications, Plant Services, and thought we should pass it on as a little different piece of OEM Insight you can use to better gather information.
A reader wants to know what the European and Asian equivalents to UL, NEC, and NFPA are. And what about WEEE and RoHS? Find out the answers and learn where you can go for help regarding standards.
Find the reliable information you've come to expect from editors, along with links to useful online articles and whitepapers from the OEM community
With the expanded capabilities of handheld HMIs, the functionality of built-ins can be obtained, but with some portability and less cost. Read how in this latest installment of Tech Flash.
This growth is reportedly attributed mainly to strong demand for machinery from emerging markets in India, China, and South America, as well as continued economic expansion in Europe and the U.S.
A research associate studying hydrology in the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University forgot to remove them when she returned her rental car to the airport.
High school graduates have been earning better grades in tougher courses, but that hasnt manifested itself as better national achievement scores.