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- Pneumatic solutions in machine control design
For machine designers, the introduction of servo-pneumatic systems has meant new applications for pneumatics that were, not too long ago, reserved strictly for electric servos driving optimized mechanisms.
- MIT Team Demonstrates Wireless Power Transfer
Imagine a future in which wireless power transfer is feasible. A team from MITs Department of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies experimentally demonstrated an important step toward accomplishing this vision of the future.
- Time to Move
Supporters are pushing a variety of Ethernet-based fieldbuses for motion control, but users just want to build machines. Heres how to find and implement the most appropriate digital network for your specific application.
- Observers or sensors for drive controls?
This article shows why open-loop, algorithmic motor control is an accurate, less-costly alternative to sensor-based drive solutions. In combination, the two offer unique redundancy value. Read why.
- A Look at IEC 61499
The Standard Claims Benefits in Distributed, Event-Driven, Hardware-Independent Programming. Should We Be Paying Attention?