Innovation in Motors for Mechatronics

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Innovation is the watchword of mechatronics.  The pressure for solutions in alternative energy continue to push the boundaries of design in electromechanical systems. In the wind energy arena…

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Friction Part 2

Sunday, December 18, 2011

An interesting aspect of actuator design popped up in a couple of recent applications.  The efficiency value of the actuator isn’t often the top parameter on the list…

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Friction, Friend or Foe?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friction is rarely talked about in motion control circles (pun intended for those paying attention).  It is the “waste” energy in mechanical systems.  We spend a lot of…

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Programming Software and Control

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Writing software for control applications isn’t the easiest thing.  It’s probably been 15 years since I had to write any actual code for a control application.  I have…

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