2O Years of Control

Oct. 7, 2008
Control Magazine Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Looking into the Future of Process Automation

This month marks 20 years since October 1988, when the very first issue of Control reached the inboxes of instrumentation and control professionals throughout the process industries. To mark this special anniversary year, the editors of Control set off in January on a ten-month journey not into the past, but into the future of process automation. We gazed into our collective crystal ball to produce a special series of FutureCasts—video prognostications on the outlook of various aspects of process automation technology. The following links highlight the eight completed videos on topics ranging from control valves to software connectivity. All of them can also be accessed at