Special Reports

  • Strength In Numbers
    This Year’s Readers’ Choice Award Results Affirm Continuing Excellence From Many Suppliers, but Suggest That Great Service Is Not a Given
  • The Invisible Threat
    Many Users Don’t Trust an Industrial Wireless Network Solution. Some Concerns Are Real. Most Are Ethereal. It’s Important to Know the Differences.
  • Beyond the Wallet
    According to our annual survey, money isn't everything. Keeping up with the latest technological innovations can be what financially separates machine control professionals in mid-career.
  • Technology Roundups
    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.
  • In a Flash: Innovator Awards 2007
    Our second-annual Innovator Award winners and their machines were chosen based on end users who decided whether they caught lightning in a bottle for their applications or just a lightning bug.
  • More wired than before
    Readers of Control Design explain their preferences and help to identify the newest trends in the annual study on how you research, specify and buy your automation and control products.
  • Results of our 2006 Readers' Choice Awards
    Value rises above the rest as readers make known their choices among automation suppliers. Check out which companies they recognize for providing the best technology values, services and support.
  • 2006 Salary Survey Results Show Pay Is Up
    Salary increases and a healthy optimism among machine control professionals are the highlights of our 2006 Salary and State-of-Mind Survey. Check out all the data and our series of interviews here.
  • CONTROL DESIGN Innovator Awards 2006
    The winners of our 1st Annual Innovator Awards all built machines that represent significant departures from the past, and their customers bear witness to how these innovations improve their applications.
  • Your automation buying habits revealed
    With lots of options available, nearly 500 readers explain their preferences in a new CONTROL DESIGN reader study on how you research, specify and buy your automation and control products.
  • CONTROL DESIGN's 2006 market update
    Machine builders, associations and analysts say common-sense preparation can brighten uncertain futures. So if your silver lining has gotten a bit tarnished lately, now is a good time to shine it up!
  • 2005 Readers' Choice Awards
    Check Out Which Companies Have Been Recognized by Our Readers for Providing the Best Technology Values, Services and Support
  • Top technology trends of the future unveiled
    Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, reports on the technology trends that are emerging today and how those trends will dictate the look and feel of the machine automation you'll be unveiling tomorrow.
  • Money Train Doesn't Curb Job Worries
    2005 Salary and State-of-Mind Survey Reveals Pay for Machine Control Professionals Is on the Rise, Hands-On Experience Is on the Decline and Jobs Are in Jeopardy From Outsourcing
  • Top Picks: Readers Choose Best Tech Values
    The ballots are in and counted! We don't have reds and blues, but tap into the collective mindset of CONTROL DESIGN readers to learn which companies won the annual 2004 Readers' Choice Awards for the best values in machine automation technology.
  • Industrial Machine Design: Leap of Faith?
    Technology trends don't always lead to better machine design, but CONTROL DESIGN's Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert found a few that could help you break away from the crowd.
  • 2004 Readers' Choice Awards: Top Picks of the Factory Automation Industry
    Tap into the collective mindset of CONTROL DESIGN readers to learn which machine control design system vendors won the annual 2004 Readers' Choice Awards for the best values in machine automation technology, and which product suppliers to the machine building industry offer the best customer service and support.
  • The 2003 Readers' Choice Service and Support Leaders
    Readers Tell Us 61 Companies Provide Very Good (4.0) to Excellent(5.0) Service
  • Toast of the Town: 2003 Readers' Choice Awards
    We Celebrate This Year's Readers' Choice Award Winners
  • 2002 Readers' Choice Awards - The Best in Customer Service
    Readers rank their suppliers for customer service