cantfixstupid

You Can Fix Stupid

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ron White has famously said “You Can’t Fix Stupid”.  And he’s right, of course.  We all do stuff that’s a little crazy and generally, we live longe enough…

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HuMan in the Machine

Sunday, March 8, 2015

What is it that is so special about the act of creation?  Mankind has the special gift to be able to create tools, and especially in the mechatronics…

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DMGMori

3D Printing

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The press continues to cover, dare I say, saturate the media with stories about the emergence of 3D printing.  While the technology is extremely important, there is also a…

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examples of horsepower

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The goal of all mechatronics, or motion control applications, is to do work.  Sometimes the nature of the work is complex and the mathematical description of it can…

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MiP

Tech

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Technology is everywhere.  Better get used to it.  Especially in the presence of high powered processors under $1 and System-on-Chip solutions that can cost as little as $10….

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Edison

Processors Everywhere

Sunday, February 8, 2015

In a world where compute capability continues to increase and costs continue to decrease, it’s hard to predict where the progression takes the industrial controls field.  The latest…

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Motors and Drives – Part 3

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The difference between rating a solid state device and an electric motor can make all the difference in actual practice.  Since we know that solid state electronics can…

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Marathon-Family

Motor and Drive Sizing – Part 2

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sizing a motor correctly is easy.  It’s all about the load conditions.  Starting and running.  Those are the two operating points we have to know about in order…

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Tesla

Motor & Drive Sizing

Sunday, January 18, 2015

It has been over 100 years since the invention of the AC motor by Nicola Tesla.  You would think that after all this time, that getting the motor…

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alan

Time and Turing

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Alan Turing’s genius as a mathematician was recognized in his day for his ability to solve the most sophisticated encryption algorithms of the Second World War.  The team…

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