The global site of the UK's leading magazine for automation, motion engineering and power transmission
30 May, 2024

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This is the Web site of the UK-based magazine, Drives & Controls, which, for more than 35 years, has been the magazine that UK readers turn to for news and information on the worlds of motion control, automation and mechanical power transmission. It also provides comprehensive coverage of allied subjects such as machine safety, industrial communications, hydraulics, pneumatics and sensors.

Drives & Controls is widely regarded as the leading UK publication in the motion control and automation market. There are several reasons for this.

For a start, it is part of a small, focussed organisation – our only other publications are Hydraulics & PneumaticsPlant & Works Engineering, Smart Machines & factories and Power Electronics Europe – so we are close to the market we serve, and know it well.  We also have our annual event Talking Industry Live.

Second, we have built up a reputation for editorial quality and integrity. Unlike many other technical publications in the UK, we do not demand payments for items to be included in the editorial sections of the magazine.

Another distinguishing feature is the breadth and depth of our news coverage of both technological and business issues. We report not only on UK developments, but also on news from around the world. The Web site carries even more stories and exclusives, often in greater depth than is possible in the magazine. 

Drives and Controls has carved a unique place among British-based technical magazines and Web sites, and we are continuing to build and expand from this solid base.

  • To view a digital copy of the latest issue of Drives & Controls, click here.

    To visit the digital library of past issues, click here

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