February 2011 Issue


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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.


  • How to Build an Automation Team

    Successful Machine Builders and System Integrators Find the Best People, Fill Skills Gaps, and Manage and Nurture Technology-Savvy Teams

  • Digital Speed Breathes Life Into Analog I/O

    Analog I/O Components Are Using Faster, Cheaper and More Powerful Data Processors to Do A/D Converting, Analyses and Other Calculations in Local Controllers in the Field. This Means They No Longer Need Special Communications to a PLC or Centralized Controller, and Can Be Deployed in More Locations and Applications

  • Networking's Future

    Our Industry Experts and Leaders Predict Industry-Related Issues and Provide Solutions for These

  • Cloud Control

    The Shared Resources of Cloud Computing Could--and Should--Change the Way Automation Specialists Use the Tools They Call on Daily, Avoiding the Need to License Each Vendor’s Software Solution Separately.

  • Vulnerability of Web Diagnostics?

    Isolating the Customer's Network and Allowing Only Limited Access, Protects the Network from External Threats Through VPN, Easing Customer Concerns About Vulnerability