Dan Jones

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Ethernet July 23, 2015

Industrial network communications products contribute to lower cost operating systems

The programmable logic controller (PLC) is used extensively for automation of typically electromechanical processes, such as the control of machinery on factory floor assembly lines and other production equipment. Various industrial networks connect various actuators, electric motors, drives, and other devices to the industrial control network.

By Dan Jones
Mechatronics and Motion Control July 26, 2012

Spinning into New Green Power Sources

Generator types: Generators have taken on a new importance in this era of brownouts, blackouts, and energy shortages. New wind and solar renewable energy sources have emerged as major sources of local and grid electrical power, and direct-drive generators using permanent magnets are helping, along with advanced power electronics.

By Dan Jones