April 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.


  • Automate R&D

    The Time and Effort Required to Automate R&D Can Be Significant

  • Clean Energy

    We Have Been Covering Machine Energy Conservation. Learn More About Innovative Techniques, Efficient Motors, Consumption Monitors and More by Reading Our Articles

  • Customize Embedded Control

    As the Degree of Customization Increases, Embedded Control Advantages Become More Pronounced, but So Do Upfront Costs and Risk

  • You've Come a Long Way, Robobaby

    As Robots Continue to Grow, Developers Will Contemplate Which Technologies Make Sense for Which Uses, Looking for New Applications to Tackle

  • OIs Eye Tablets, Smart Phones

    All those iPads and Androids Have a Long Way to Go Before They Can Be Used in Many Dirty, Wet, Harsh and Hazardous Manufacturing Settings

  • Switch to Machine-Mount I/O?

    Is It Better to Switch to Machine-Mount I/O, or Stick With Cabinet-Mount? Experts Explain What You Need to Consider

  • The Vision to Innovate

    A Machine Vision Application That Required High Degrees of Accuracy and Precision Meant Bold Thinking and Daring Design