September 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.
Family of programmable logic controllers for inverters allows drive solutions, logic processes and sequence controls to be automated simply and efficiently using IEC 61131-3 compliant programming languages.
A reader considers using web-based recorders to help with remote diagnoses, but will he have to give up any functionality with web-based vs. today's digitals? And what about software considerations?
See the top 5 most downloaded whitepapers on ControlDesign.com for the month of August.
Learn who are the RCA 2007 winners! Were there any surprices in the winners, did you predict who the winner would be? Find out more here.
Laser-Machining Combination Can Create Parts with Ceramics. Find out about Purdue's laser-machining technology and its applications.
What should you expect at ISA Expo 2007, Pack Expo Las Vegas, and other conferences this year? Read this article and find out more.
Is there a glass ceiling in manufacturing, especially in machine building? Few women are seen across this field, and even fewer are present at the executive level.
Technology drives some customer needs, while others push service. Software handles everyones needs, which is why software vendors rock.
Half the Battle in Vision/Motion Control Integration Is Getting the Two Systems to Talk the Same Language
Pipe Machine Uses Electro-Hydraulic Controls to Lay Down Thinner, Better-Quality Concrete Layers More Quickly
Successful Management of a Major Process Change to E-CAD Pays Big Benefits for Machine Builder
Machine builders Often Struggle With the Logistics and Resource Costs
A Range of Drive/Motor Options Can Improve Efficiency and Pack a Bigger Punch for Machine Builders
Should you customize cables and connector assemblies for machine automation applications? If, so where should you go, who can you count on?
Stepper motors have a long and varied history in motion control. Despite the apparent benefits of migrating to servo motors for some applications, stepper motors still hold an advantage in many technological areas.
The complexity of the design projects done with these systems increased at the same pace as the performance of the systems being improved.
This Years Readers Choice Award Results Affirm Continuing Excellence From Many Suppliers, but Suggest That Great Service Is Not a Given