Electric Motors – the Workhorse of Industry

OK, so Tesla won.  The AC motor became much more popular because it turned without the need for complex and expensive speed controls.  With mass production, the AC…

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edisonvtesla

Electric Motors in Context

It seems odd that after over 100 years of electric motor manufacturing, we have very few people in the industry that can really ‘boil it down’ to the…

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Buy or Build

When is it appropriate to build something custom or buy the next best thing that will get the job done?  Manufacturers are constantly faced with this problem in…

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How Big is Big Data?

Another component of the “Big Data” conversation is what “big” really means.  In the early days of the PLC an I/O map of 1024 inputs and 1024 outputs…

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big data

Not So Big Data

“Big Data” is all the buzz in Information Technology circles and business editorials.  Generally the discussion is around how we will ever be able to make meaningful use…

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Manufacturing Trends

Electric Motors – the Workhorse of Industry

Saturday, August 1, 2015

OK, so Tesla won.  The AC motor became much more popular because it turned without the need for complex and expensive speed controls.  With mass production, the AC…

edisonvtesla

Electric Motors in Context

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It seems odd that after over 100 years of electric motor manufacturing, we have very few people in the industry that can really ‘boil it down’ to the…

Lego machine

Buy or Build

Sunday, July 19, 2015

When is it appropriate to build something custom or buy the next best thing that will get the job done?  Manufacturers are constantly faced with this problem in…

How Big is Big Data?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Another component of the “Big Data” conversation is what “big” really means.  In the early days of the PLC an I/O map of 1024 inputs and 1024 outputs…