Mechatronic Top Ten – Hard Disk Drives

Sunday, May 31, 2009

One of the mechatronic Top Ten applications has to be the hard disk drive.  Strangely, it is not an application that you hear much about.  That’s probably because…

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Energy Equivalence or Not

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Among the many issues facing us today is the cost of personal transportation.  To a large extent, modern American manufacturing was built largely on making cars and all…

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Linear Motors

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The linear motor has been a relatively recent addition to the electric motor world, considering the age of the ac motor is just about 100 years.  Linear motors…

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Peak versus Continuous Power

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Another aspect of applying electric motors to power mechanical systems is the relationship between peak power and continuous power.  In mechanical systems the forces required to start a…

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Super Size my Motor?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

There is an interesting problem with applying electric motors that is a constant source of difficulty, the nature of peak power versus continuous power.  The problem is that…

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