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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

Motor Matters with George Holling

Engineering in the Modern Age

There is a growing social chasm developing in society in general that we will have to address: the value of formal education. When I grew up this never was an

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SPS IPC Drives 2018

SPS IPC Drives (November 27-29 in Nuremberg, Germany), covers the entire spectrum of smart and digital automation – from simple sensors to intelligent solutions, from what is feasible today to

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ABM Supplies AC Induction Motors for Autonomous Mobility

NAVYA has been developing innovative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable mobility solutions since 2014. The company, based in Villeurbanne, Lyon, France, builds driverless electric vehicles that move autonomously on defined routes. “We created

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Evolution of Cooling Tower Gearboxes

Written by: Jerome Jennings, global product manager, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. Industries that require process heat rejection often use field-erected cooling towers to keep pace with their heat load. Cooling

Motor Matters with George Holling

When Things Get Hot

Looking at recent inquiries, there appears to be a growing demand for motors that can operate in high-temperature environments. Although they were previously a “space age” or military domain, we