The New Generation of Motor Design

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Motors keep changing.  Faraday’s laws haven’t been broken.  Rather, we keep inventing new solutions to the fundamental question; how do I achieve lowest cost performance. The primary attribute…

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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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Unique Solutions in Material Handling

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Moving products around is mechanical work.  When the work is done by a control system and actuators its mechatronics.  Mechanical work, whether by humans, by horses, by hydraulics,…

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Priorities Continued

Monday, June 20, 2011

Its tough enough getting a new piece of machinery built and working.  Turning out the same product reliably can be a challenge.  Even something as simple as a…

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Optimizing Motion

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Optimizing a motion control system is not easy.  There are many tradeoffs that need to be considered.  The strategy needed for each situation tends to be unique based…

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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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More Manufacturing Breakthroughs

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The idea of a 3D printing is pretty cool all on it’s own.  But when you can make high strength parts, well, now you’ve really got something. One…

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The Future of Manufacturing

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Linux OS was an unparalleled event in technology.  A computer operating system that didn’t crash, was virus proof and could run anything.  Started by Linus Torvalds as…

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Rapid Prototype Trends

Saturday, November 6, 2010

3D solid model software has come a long way.  It  makes complex finite element analysis an integrated feature so that new designs can be explored in hours, rather…

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The Next Industrial Revolution

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The industrial revolution was a period of unprecedented expansion of technology that lead to a huge increase in economic opportunity.  It was a period marked with great inventiveness…

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