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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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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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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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Man and Machines

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Machines are systems that convert energy and do work.  Machines come in large classes that can be sorted by industry and activity.  Transportation systems such as cars, trains,…

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Bringing Balance to the Force

Sunday, November 16, 2014

There is a delicate balance between electric motors and the power electronics that control them.  This is because semiconductors conduct electricity in a completely different way than wire…

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Electric Motor Application

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The electric motor is all about creating an inexpensive conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy possible.  Being the “cheapest” often overrules being the “most cost effective” or…

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Design Integration

Sunday, November 2, 2014

There are a number of definitions for the word ‘design’.  A broad definition is based on conceiving or planning something.  The object of the design could be anything,…

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3D Print Car

1 + 1 = 3

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The business world sometimes likes to use the “1 + 1 = 3″ for mergers and acquisitions where businesses seek to leverage the strengths of two complementary businesses….

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Where does electricity come from?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Oddly, electricity is one of those things we never think about.  It’s odd because electricity and electric motors have proven to be the most efficient means of producing…

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