March 2012 Issue
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CONTROL DESIGN is the only industrial automation content developer dedicated to the automation information needs of industrial machine builders, those original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that build the machines that make industry work.
Machine Builders Remain Consistent With Sensor Choices
Understanding Division and Zone Classifications When Designing Systems for Installation
Some of the Web-Based Methods Available to Do Automation Product Research Still Hold Little Currency for Many Machine Builders
'Oops' Just Isn't Enough. It's Important to Sweat the Small Stuff
End Users Are Responsible for Keeping Workers Safe From Electrical Hazards, but More of the Onus is Now on Machine Builders
Though the Latest Unemployment Advances Are Worthy of Some Optimism, Employment Numbers May Never Be What They Were
Plasma-Therm Aims to Keep It Simple in Diverse Industries Like MEMS and LEDs
NFPA 70E Standards Define How Much Protection Each Worker Needs to Wear
Controllers Now Are Called PACs, Industrial PCs, or Just About Anything Else Except What They Really Are
Intrinsic Safety Makes Protecting Field Devices Easier and Cheaper
Eaton Releases Its XV Series of Operator Interface and CoDeSys into the North American Market
How Can You Protect Yourself Against the Sales-Oriented Vendor?
Have Induction Motors Reached the End of Their Efficiency Improvement Road?
MQL Offers Sustainable Benefits for Workers, Operators, Skilled Tradesmen and Engineers
March Highlights Included Several Advances in Software, Security and Wireless Technology
Sales of industrial robots reached a new peak level of about 150,000 units last year
Analysts contend a $25 billion solar equipment opportunity over the next four years as manufacturers replace aging equipment, either via upgrades or complete replacements.