Mechatronics

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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 5, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 29 – April 4, 2021

Articles about the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, free PLC programming software for education, practical and value-based Industry 4.0, and more Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 29 - April 4, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Motors, Drives April 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2021 included stories on the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, free PLC programming software for education, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Robotics March 29, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 22-28, 2021

Articles about the top top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, free PLC programming software for education, 2021 engineers' choice awards, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Embedded Systems, Edge Computing March 22, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 15-21, 2021

Articles about the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, evolving control systems, free PLC programming software for education, more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 15-21, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Automation, Controls March 15, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 8-14, 2021

Articles about the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, the Spotlight on Innovation: 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, six steps for supporting an automation system, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 8-14, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Mechanical March 12, 2021

Electromechanical resource center opened

EASA's Electromechanical Resource Center lets plant maintenance and reliability professionals access a range of technical resources relating to the operation and maintenance of electric motors and other electromechanical equipment.

By Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
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Motors, Drives March 8, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 1-7, 2021

Articles about the Spotlight on Innovation: 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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Robotics March 7, 2021

Helping soft robots turn rigid on demand

A new control system developed by MIT researchers may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.

By Daniel Ackerman
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Motors, Drives March 5, 2021

Recognize service conditions for motors and generators

It is important to understand the differences between the usual service conditions most motor designs assume and unusual service conditions that lead to unreliable operation and costly shutdowns

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
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Motors, Drives March 4, 2021

Improved stepper motor systems support more applications

Stepper motor systems deliver more precision than standard variable-speed motors without the expense and complexity of servo motors, and newer high bus voltage options provide additional flexibility. See 5 motor technologies, common uses.

By Joe Kimbrell