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“Work Statement” for a Mechatronic System

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The “Work Statement” for a mechatronic system is a very complex undertaking.  From the theory standpoint there is no single systematic explanation that can serve as a guideline…

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The Next Wave

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Control system technology in the manufacturing arena has been driving a lot of technology over the last few decades.  That shouldn’t be a big surprise, the worldwide revenue…

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History of Work – Part 2

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Work is something we would generally like to delegate.  That’s what we did with animals, we got them to help us increase our abilities in the agricultural arena….

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History of Work

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Work? Not a big fan, personally.  I prefer to think about it carefully and for a long time before I get too involved.  My musings on work took…

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Renk Systems on the 15MW Dynamometer

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Engineering calculations may say the design will work, but experience has proven that conditions in the real world cannot be fully anticipated.  This fact was expressed in early…

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IT, the Cloud, and Manufacturing

Sunday, June 15, 2014

What is the cloud?  It is a virtual computing world.  Server farms with massive computer resources that can host any application.  Instead of installing Excel spreadsheet on your…

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Electric Motor Efficiency

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The notion of increasing efficiency in electric motors has been with us for some time.  The US government has been pushing efficiency standards for quite some time.  It’s…

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Magnetics and Mechatronics

Sunday, June 1, 2014

What do we know about magnetism, really?  It’s kind of a mysterious force.  The earth is a giant permanent magnet.  The magnetosphere protects us from cosmic radiation and…

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Hydrogen and Power

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hydrogen make up about 92% of all mass in the entire universe.  It’s everywhere.  Ask any astronomer.  All that interstellar gas?  Hydrogen.  All the stars in the universe?…

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The Future of Electric Motors

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The electric motor is everywhere.  Even more so in the age of the electric car, wind turbines and solar tracking systems.  Electric motors use more than 60% of…

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