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Electronic motion control, then and now
Electronic motion control, then and now

Once upon a time, motion control was largely hardware based. Bulky, proprietary controllers with slow performance compared to that of today were the available offerings. It was a time of magnetic or vacuum tube amplifiers, hard wiring, potentiometer settings, jumper circuits, and numerous separate parts. Still, the... Read More

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Electric motors’ influence on motion control
Electric motors’ influence on motion control

Among numerous electric motor types developed, several designs have special importance to motion control advancements. Brush type direct current (dc) motors found early application because of their... Read More

More motion developments, last 20 years
More motion developments, last 20 years

Electronic motion and motor control has advanced in a series of evolutionary steps as most technologies tend to do. The process moves from concepts to prototypes to products with improvements and... Read More

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Motion control from the archives
Motion control from the archives

Providing a retrospective into the world of motion control technology, on the occasion of Control Engineering's 60th anniversary, magazine archives deliver an amazing glimpse of what was available... Read More

Compendium of references for electronic motion control
Compendium of references for electronic motion control

This is the last online extension (4 of 4) of the main article "Electronic motion control, then and now" appearing in CE's 60th anniversary issue, September 2014. A listing of all... Read More

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Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?
Machine Safety: What is your safety elevator pitch?

In less than 30 seconds, tell me why I should care about your plans for exceeding industrial safety... Read More

Machine Safety: Safety and security combined
Machine Safety: Safety and security combined

Some recent reports say cyber attacks have grown by 600 percent since 2010 costing industry... Read More

Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line
Machine Safety: Crossing the yellow line

The "yellow line" in manufacturing has been around for a very long time. But, a... Read More

Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?
Machine Safety: Which takes precedence, a Type-B or a Type-C safety standard?

In the hierarchy of Type A, B, and C safety standards, doesn’t a Type B safety standard take... Read More

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