BoulderWindPower

Motor Centric Design – Part 3

With all the emphasis on how important wind power is to the future of energy supply, it is surprising to me that we haven’t seen a variety of…

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31Microdrive

Motor Centric Design – Part 2

Sometimes engineers are confronted with an application that is unique and demanding, that ultimately requires a new approach.  There are some famous examples that we all deal with….

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5 keys to “mechatronics made easy”

By Mark Huebner, Market Development Manager, PBC Linear & 3DP Unlimited Bringing together mechanical, electrical, programming, and control engineering is not effortless. But integrating technology advances, and focusing…

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Motor Centric Design

Electric motors are still one of the most difficult technologies to apply correctly. The problem is that electric motors are literally “the workhorse of industry”, and they are…

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Machine Control

During his Keynote speech at the 2014 NI Week, founder Jeff Kodosky posed some interesting challenges to our assumptions about programming languages.  In his talk about the future…

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31Microdrive

Motor Centric Design – Part 2

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sometimes engineers are confronted with an application that is unique and demanding, that ultimately requires a new approach.  There are some famous examples that we all deal with….

1MB_full

Motor Centric Design

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Electric motors are still one of the most difficult technologies to apply correctly. The problem is that electric motors are literally “the workhorse of industry”, and they are…

CNC Control Panel

Machine Control

Sunday, August 24, 2014

During his Keynote speech at the 2014 NI Week, founder Jeff Kodosky posed some interesting challenges to our assumptions about programming languages.  In his talk about the future…

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Manufacturing and the Nature of Time

Sunday, August 17, 2014

When I first became involved in Programmable Controllers, one of the common questions was how to define when a PLC was needed.  From a control standpoint, the common…