Control and Automation Buyer's Guide

Welcome to your comprehensive resource for thousands of control and automation products and connection to more than 7,000 manufacturers in these areas. Products are grouped according to more than 700 categories and subcategories—including hardware and software—from accelerometers to controllers, networks, and sensors, through workstations, for myriad process control, discrete manuf...

08/01/2001


Welcome to your comprehensive resource for thousands of control and automation products and connection to more than 7,000 manufacturers in these areas. Products are grouped according to more than 700 categories and subcategories—including hardware and software—from accelerometers to controllers, networks, and sensors, through workstations, for myriad process control, discrete manufacturing, and hybrid applications.

In print, Control & Automation Buyer's Guide supplement to Control Engineering and IAN: The User's Guide starts on p. 6 and provides descriptions and directions for using the

print edition.

On the green pages , you'll find the Product Index, a cross-referenced, alphabetical list of all categories covered in the guide.

On the white pages (the middle section) is the Product Locator: comprehensive, alphabetical listings of manufacturers by product category.

On the yellow pages , the Supplier Locator provides contact information for manufacturers.

Two other sections, Product Mart and Literature Mart, show companies' latest product offerings, catalogs, and brochures.

Online, Control Engineering Buyer's Guide Online at

www.controleng.com/buyersguide : NEW FEATURES in the Control Engineering Online Buyer's Guide at

www.controleng.com/buyersguide : The electronic edition now lets manufacturers update listings at any time to provide the most current product information possible and has multimedia capabilities. Users may search by product group, major product categories and state or keyword or company on the first screen. Hitting search reveals the matches and, in some cases, allows further refining by subcategories. Sponsoring companies are shown first; some with banners and buttons. Drilling into an individual listing shows company contact information, hotlink, and product categories. Enhanced listings show familiar logos, allow direct information requests and ability to view videos and presentations and download documents. On page 9 , the Online User's Guide describes many upgraded capabilities of the Control Engineering Buyer's Guide Online .

Control Engineering, IAN, and Buyer's Guide sponsors (p.100) are pleased to provide these comprehensive resources for finding and purchasing products for control and automation.

Please contact us with any questions or comments, and don't forget to visit online at www.controleng.com/buyersguide .

Product Index

Here's how to get the most out of this guide

Green pages —In this Product Index section, product categories are presented alphabetically and include the page numbers on which each section begins in the Product Locator Section. For example, to find information on mass flowmeters, first look up "FLOWMETERS," then scan down the page to look for the subhead "Mass." In addition, category cross-references (also...) suggest related product categories to consult.

Product Locator

White pages —The Product Locator section lists the suppliers. It includes all the product categories found in the Product Index. Each category shows the names of companies that manufacture a particular product. Listings are also subdivided into subcategories. Once you have located the companies you need, find their contact information in the Supplier Locator (yellow pages). Advertisers have bold listings.

Product Mart

Product Mart —This section displays current product information supplied to control engineers by manufacturers. Request free information from those vendors listed by mail, phone, fax, or online using the appropriate reader service number. Follow the instructions on one of the free information cards in this issue and these advertisers will promptly send the material requested.

Supplier Locator

Yellow pages —The Supplier Locator section lists suppliers alphabetically. Each entry provides contact information, including address, phone number, and, where applicable, fax number, e-mail address, and web site address. The entries of the display advertisers in this guide are presented in bold type. Advertisers are also listed in the index at the back of the guide.

Literature Mart

Literature Mart —This section features product catalogs and brochures offered to readers by manufacturers. To obtain this free reference information, note the reader service number on the desired item, then request it by mail, fax, or online. Additional instructions may be found on the free information card. Manufacturers will send the literature you request as quickly as possible.





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