August 2011 Issue
To Get the Desired Flexibility, Suitable Controllers Are Required to Facilitate Tuning and Optimization
Users Worry More About How Data Acquisition Gets to the Next Step
Enter Markets With a Lot of Research and Good Partners, and Be Ready to Make Difficult Decisions
Is It True That Jobs Are Being Eliminated by Increased Automation, or Is the Industry Sending Too Many of Our Jobs to China and India?
The Cloud Is Not a Safe Place. But Is It Really Any Different Than Any Other Client/Server Type Arrangement?
Next Year, We'll Celebrate Control Design's 15th Birthday, and We Will Look at What's Happened in the Machine Automation Space During Those 15 Years
Newer Controllers and Smart I/O Now Make Analog Variables Such as Pressure, Temperature, Flow and Level Easier to Measure
Is Replacing Old Mechanical Relays via PLCs a Good Idea?
Secure VPN Tunneling Implementation Enables Machine Builder to Provide Robust Remote Technical Support to Its Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Customers
The Line Between Servos and Steppers Motors Have Started to Blur with the Latest Innovations in Servo Motors
The Votes for the RCA Have Been Tallied, and the Winners Have Been Determined. But to Find Out Who Won, You'll have to Read Our September 2011 Edition
As the industrial hydraulic equipment market matures, electromechanical solutions such as electric drives are replacing hydraulics because they are more efficient, cheaper and available with shorter lead times.
This year's Pack Expo, Sept. 26-28 in Las Vegas, will debut an Innovation Stage Program, 30-minute live seminars detailing innovations in the baking and snack, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.