Aging Equipment, New Opportunity

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Machinery manufacturing is unique in the fact that the product makes another product. Making machines that make semiconductors, for example, is a very complex endeavor.   It is…

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Cars and Computers

Sunday, March 18, 2012

60 years ago the phrase “What’s good for General Motors is good for America” was coined by the head of GM and later carried on by president Eisenhower…

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The Future of Motion Control

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I read comments from other authors in motion control with considerable interest.  There are some upcoming webcasts on the”the future of motion control”.  Predicting the future is always…

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Operating in a Vacuum

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Semiconductor machinery poses some of the biggest challenges in the entire field of motion control.   Typical requirements in semiconductor machinery applications start with nanometer accuracy which is…

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