December 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.


  • Green With Efficiency

    Building Energy Efficiencies Into a Machine Doesn't Necessarily Add to Total Cost

  • A Handle on Better Packaging

    Switch to PC-Based Control Gives Machine Builder Better, More Affordable Performance, Improved Efficiency, and Reduction in Control Panel Space

  • Innovating for the 450 mm Era

    There Has Been Skepticism from Machine Builders About the Expense of Moving to 450 mm Platforms vs. Improving 300 mm Productivity, but Standards Are in Place, Allowing Companies to Develop 450 mm Platforms With Confidence

  • Programming With Old and New

    Innovations Supplement Older Technology. Programs Today Consist of Object-Based Software. Is This the End of Legacy Programming Languages?

  • A New Resolution

    You Can Set Goals to Be More Efficient at Home, at the Gym or at Work, but How Can You Be More Efficient in the Machine Builder Domain?