Intelligent Motors Equipped with Microcomputers

The idea of using built-in computers to control motors without the aid of external equipment is not a new one, but it has taken until now for computers with the level of performance necessary to control motors in real-time to become small and cheap enough for this idea to become reality.

The 6 Latest Trends in Direct Drive Motor Technology

Despite the maturity of the machine tool industry, allowing for many advancements in engineering design over the span of decades, a machine is still limited by what the builder is able to implement.

Measures to Cope With Reversed Energy

A proper choice of an industrial power supply can already solve problems and error messages caused by reversed energy.

Which Motor Is Right for Your Manufacturing Process?

Several different types of electric motors have been developed to address the needs of various manufacturing processes. Lets examine some of the most common types of electric motors and their strengths within the industry.

How to Choose a Controller for Motor Applications

For many engineers, pulling all the parts together - the controller with embedded or separate algorithms, the drivers, and the MOSFETs - is a multidisciplinary task, and one for which they dont want to "reinvent the wheel."

Inaccuracies with Motors and Drivers: Who is the Culprit?

Is Your Step Motor and Driver Contributing to the Inaccuracy of Your System?

High Efficiency Motors

To understand the concept of high efficiency motors, you must first know how to calculate efficiency and the losses associated with the motor components themselves.

High-Performance, High-Speed Motor Breathes Life into Ventilators and Respirators

New motor technology has changed the way modern ventilators and respirators are designed, making them quieter, more compact and more efficient.

Brushless DC Motors vs. Servo Motors vs. Inverters

We have put together a summary (Table 1) that compares these three technologies in a simple to understand format.

Method for Calculating Moment Loads on Linear Actuators

With the actual equipment, there are various kinds of equipment conditions and driving conditions for electric actuators and cylinders and thus, it is very difficult to explain all the operating conditions.

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