October 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.
Weilers BFS Machines Remove Humans from the Equation
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Are knock-off automation components from China becoming a major point of concern?
ISA-tr99.00.01, Security Technologies for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, has been submitted to ANSI for approval as an ANSI Technical Report.
Remote support and monitoring is the one area of machine control that has benefited the most from the Internet over the past decade.
Refineries can blow up, but with the square footage and sheer magnitude of the systems, the process control engineers have to get it right.
Supporters are pushing a variety of Ethernet-based fieldbuses for motion control, but users just want to build machines. Heres how to find and implement the most appropriate digital network for your specific application.
The Standard Claims Benefits in Distributed, Event-Driven, Hardware-Independent Programming. Should We Be Paying Attention?
The Technology Is Sound. The Application Often Is Ideal. Why Dont We See Linear Motors Everywhere?
Sensors Vary in Range of Capability From Looking for a Specific Color at a Specific Location to Looking for Multiple Colors Anywhere in a Field of View
Faster Processing Speeds, Built-In Support for Redundant Communications Highlight I/O Advances
What are the challenges and benefits of upgrading plastics processing machines instruments from 4-20 mA to smart instruments with digital communications?
Its all about the space. Machine builders continuously search for ways to create a feasible footprint without losing functionality or compromising quality. They need options.
On any given factory floor youll likely find some combination of sleek new machines and old legacy workhorses.
Sigma V Servo Drives and MotionWorks IEC Provide an Environment for Easily Coding All Functionality of Modern Automated Machinery
A key feature of third-generation CAE systems is the support of variant design and an efficient reusability of design projects to create product families.
New technology has dramatic chip-cooling potential for future computers