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Servopneumatics offers reliable, economical motion 

When it comes to motion control, conventional thinking usually produces designs with electromechanical drives and computer-controlled electric motors. While such systems can accurately position within 0.0001 in. and, in some cases, to 1 µm, these solutions are often "overkill" and ignore the cost/benefit relationship in many applications...

Gears replace batteries in multiturn encoder 

The Acuro AD36 absolute encoder from Danaher Industrial Controls, Gurnee, Ill. (danaher.com), takes a different approach. Rotational information is coded in the position of several lowprofile gears...

Accelerometer gives guitarists a hot hand 

Until now, musicians playing electric guitar relied on foot-operated pedals to control filters and other special audio effects...

Digital Servoamp Revs Up Small-Motor Performance 

Copley Controls' Accelus digital servoamplifier uses field-oriented control to enable motors to deliver higher torque, speed, and efficiency for a given drive current....

Piezoelectric Motor Delivers Precise Positioning In Small Applications 

Sometimes you need a really small motor, and stepper motors and voice coil motors just won't cut it. Try the Squiggle series of piezoelectric motors from New Scale Technologies....

8-Bit MCU With Vector Control Cuts BOM And Energy Costs 

The Z8 Encore MC (FMC16100 series) is the first 8-bit microcontroller to offer vector control capability, according to Zilog Inc. Vector control will significantly reduce the bill of material cost for appliance manufacturers and energy consumption for end users of the appliances....

MCU Simplifies Motor Control 

Developing electric motor-control applications tends to be difficult. Microchip's flash-based PIC18Fxx39 family of microcontrollers (MCUs) should change that tune, though....

Motor Control Kit Targets Low-Cost Brushless DC Motors 

The MC73110 Brushless Motor Control IC Developer's Kit (DK73110) from Performance Motion Devices comes with highefficiency MOSFET amplifiers. ...

Electric Motors and Drives, Second Edition 

If you are going to be implementing motor control in your application, then you better know how the motors work. This book will do just that, assuming you didn’t specialize in it when you went to college....

EiED Online>> Motor Control Kits  

Intelligent motor control can provide finer speed control and provide longer motor life— making it one of the hottest areas in electronics....

Inside The Industry: High-Tech Vehicles 

Where is the automotive industry heading with vehicle electronics and software? The short answer is that it's going from silicon-defined systems to software-defined systems....

Company Receives Flight Simulation Award 

Moog FCS received the North American Flight Simulation Technology Innovation of the Year Award (2006)...

The attraction of magnetic encoders 

The Kubler 3650 and 3670 encoder Series give a resolution of 9 bits with SSI, 4-to-20 mA, or 0-to-10-Vdc output. The encoders have an IP69K protection rating and temperature range of –40 to 85˚C so they can work outdoors. Their die-cast housings are said to resist shock (>500 g) and vibration (>30 g)...

String encoder acts as position transducer 

An encoder from Space Age Controls, Palmdale, Calif., for example, measures 3.233.233 in., weighs less than 10 oz, and is available with NEMA-4X/IP66 environmental protection...

Stepmotor basics 

Learn about the basics of stepmotors, see the differences between two and five-phase technology, and more...

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