Control encompasses an integrated suite of print, digital and event marketing platforms within the process automation marketplace. Globally, this thriving business-to-business community represents a $50 billion market opportunity for technology suppliers. Control mediates information transfer in the community it serves via a printed monthly magazine, its affiliated ControlGlobal.com website, a variety of e-newsletters and other digital media offerings, as well as its invitation-only Automation Xchange events.
The end-use market Control serves includes the classically defined process industries—chemicals, oil and gas, food, paper, plastics, metals, and textiles—as well as power generation and water/wastewater utilities. Engineering design firms and systems integrators, which play an increasingly important role in the process industries’ capital spending decisions, also are represented.
Our stated editorial mission is to serve the information needs of engineering, operations and management personnel whose job it is to design, commission, maintain and optimize the process industries’ significant and growing investment in automation technology.
From a technology perspective, the process automation market as addressed by Control encompasses those instruments and systems used to monitor and control manufacturing operations in the process industries. It also includes the growing array of services associated with designing, implementing and maintaining these investments. Key product categories include instrumentation for measuring “the big four” primary process variables—flow, level, temperature and pressure—as well a devices for measuring and transmitting other physical properties such as vibration, density and weight.