In Control's January 2016 edition we present the results of our 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. For this report we polled our audience to find out which automation service providers offer the best products and brands we can rely on to get the best combination of performance, ease of use, reliability and reasonable cost to keep plants running.
In this edition, Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, travels to Germany and learns how process controls revive beer and history. Béla Lipták covers artificial intelligence and tells us if the technology is dangerous. Our Control Talk columnists, Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, cover statistical process control and how it can help quantify product quality. Plus don't miss learning what Star Wars' BB-8 can teach us about the IIoT.