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Motor Matters with George Holling

A Changed World – Challenges and Opportunities

2020 started out like a normal year with some chatter about a virus outbreak in China but then events quickly spread and the world, as we knew it, changed for

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The Latest in E-Mobility Technologies

This sidebar examines some of the latest E-Mobility products and technologies from companies like Schaeffler, Eaton and Dana. Check out the full article in the April issue of Power Transmission

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Motor Sizing for Unusual Loads

One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: “I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair)

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Signs of a Noisy Reference – Using Successive Approximation ADCs

High speed ADCs have become quite inexpensive and are commonly deployed. Care needs to be done when analyzing their outputs to determine sources of noise. Whereas noise at the input

Motor Matters with George Holling

Motors without Rare Magnets: What are the Options? (Part One)

Lower-cost motor technologies exist that can be an attractive alternative to neo-based BL PM motors – and are not subject to unpredictable supply chains Almost no day passes without a

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Getting Your Hands on Smart Tools

Forget the IIoT and Industry 4.o buzzwords. We’re not interested in 10 to 15 years down the road or what the factory of the future is going to look like.

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Troubleshooting Noisy Ground Systems — Resonances

Designing systems to avoid EMI/EMC issues takes some serious effort at times. And sometimes “improvements” only make it worse. One system I got called in on had the power supplies

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The Electric Evolution

The challenges remain the same regarding the electrification of the automotive industry. A majority of the CTI Symposium USA event in Novi, Michigan focused on areas like battery life, battery

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Servo Needs a Solid Footing

Donald P. Labriola II, president and founder of QuickSilver Controls, Inc. For a servo system, it is important to remember that the servo responds to what its feedback sensor is

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Improperly Testing Belt Tension Can Easily Damage Small Motors

Donald P. Labriola II, president and founder of QuickSilver Controls, Inc. Most of us want to just instinctively squeeze a belt between a pair of pulleys to test the belt