Motion Paradox

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mechatronics is a field made up of paradoxes.  It can be inclusive of so many different technologies that its hard to define what it is and what it…

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Magnets and Mechatronics

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The world supply of magnets is a hot topic.  The Chinese bought General Motors’ Magnaquench company some years ago and have on their soil one of the largest…

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Future Innovation

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Innovate, or else.  It is an imperative.  Its a major topic.  New books are published exploring the process of innovation, the psychology of innovation.  Some question whether innovation…

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Change Everywhere

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Change is everywhere.  The rate of change in technology is astounding.  Part of that change is also how the cost of technology is changing, because that impacts the…

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PID and Motion

Sunday, January 2, 2011

PID control has been with us for a long time.  Proportional, Integral and Derivative relationships are applied to the control of a variable whose setpoint is to be…

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