May 2008 Issue
Ethernet Standards Are Global. Standards Regarding Power Plugs Are Local. In Which Corner Does IEC 61131 Belong?
When a Manufacturer or a Machine Builder Has a Problem That Needs to Be Solved, Who Can They Count On?
Good and Thoughtful Safety Design Yields Productive Machines That Are Easy to Operate and Maintain
Smaller Size, More Power and Efficiency Mean Advantages for Machine Builders and Industrial Manufacturers
System Integrators Get Most of Their Revenue From Services, but Many Develop and Sell Products as Discrete and Somewhat Standard Items
A Reader Asks: "Which Handheld Tools Can Techs and Customers Use to Diagnose Digital Networks?"
Analog Resistive Touchscreens Allow the Use of Covered Hands, Such as Gloves and Other Devices
Control Design Sends Its Undercover Agents to Uncover What's Behind Their I/O Systems Market Inteligence Report
Why Bother to Get Things Right in the First Place, When You Can Just Apologize for the Screw-Ups and Move On?
Reader Feedback: The Price of Safety, Switching Vendors and Getting a Refresher on Motors and Generators
Readers Talk Back. They Want Answers
100 Years After Its Birth on the Great Lakes, Ellis Adds Automation
This U.S. Government Agency Is Reaching Out to Children All Over the World
Harley-Davidsons Motorcycle Power Train Plant Moves to Monitoring Without Wires
PACs Reach Out to More Advanced Machine Control Systems, While PLCs Maintain a Hold on More Straightforward Automation