July 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.


  • A Complicated Vision

    Global Machine Builder Adds an Essential Machine Vision System to Engine Assembly Line to Improve Final Quality

  • Do You Phone It In?

    It's Fair to Say Some Companies Have No Interest in Providing You With an Over-the-Phone Contact

  • Innovator Awards 2011

    When a Changing Market Placed New Demands on Its Customers, This Year's Award Winner Grabbed Hold of Innovation to Make a Difference

  • Machine Safety Matters

    Comprehensive Solutions Advance, Devices Get Smarter, but There Still Are Plenty of Hindrances and Concerns

  • STEM Education for All

    It Is Not Only in the U.S. That High-Tech Firms Feel the Need to Develop the Next Generation of Engineering Excellence Through FIRST Programs

  • Stepper Motor 101

    Stepper Motors Are Constant Power Devices. They Are Brushless, Electric Motors Capable of Dividing Complete Rotations into a Sizeable Number of Steps