Motion-component selector offers expert system searches, free trial

Inglewood, CA—A Web-based motion-product selection tool recently launched at promises to put expert system capability into the hands of users to intelligently search for the best motor component match in a unique product database.


Inglewood, CA —A Web-based motion-product selection tool recently launched at promises to put expert system capability into the hands of users to intelligently search for the best motor component match in a unique product database. One of ComponentSelector's novel features is that results are ranked by percent—showing how close a result is to the initial search specifications, says George Gulalo, president of Motion Tech Trends (MTT), a leading consulting firm exclusively focused on the electric motor and motion control industries. A free trial of the selection tool is available.

ComponentSelector, the Web-based expert system, analyzes MTT's growing product database, which currently numbers more than 10,000 products from more than 90 companies worldwide. The selector allows users to search the database for the best component match, employing a set of 62 motor specifications and figures-of-merit as well as 23 component characteristics.

Gulalo emphasizes that ComponentSelector's unique features differentiate it form other available selector tools. Additional noteworthy features include:

  • A "sizing component" that assesses trade-offs to find the one product optimized for all specifications selected;

  • Ability for users to guide the selection by ranking each specification's importance;

  • Figures-of-merit—parametric factors calculated by the system and searchable by the user, which can objectively compare competitive products, different technologies, and quality of design; and

  • A "Search Advisor Wizard" to help users intelligently adjust requirements to find a product that isn't a match but may be close. The Wizard virtually eliminates the case of "no results found" from the intelligent match process.

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Ability to ignore missing data, when in all other respects a product is a good match, is another feature said to be unique to MTT's ComponentSelector available at

ComponentSelector is available to members of, which is the Web incarnation of Motion Tech Trends.

Control Engineering is offering a free trial use of ComponentSelector. Readers of CE receive a 10-day free-trial membership to by signing up and entering the Coupon designation " CE News 1" when indicated.

Click on this link to start the trial.

Credit-card validation is required, but the card is not charged until the expiration of the free-trial period and only if the user wishes to continue the membership.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Frank J. Bartos , executive editor

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