Power Factor Correction and Motor Control Power Factor Correction can be a critical opportunity to improve motor efficiency, particularly if that action can be accomplished at the motor controller. Full Story
Power Factor Correction Gets Green Light
Regulations in Europe for power supplies, such as IEC 555 that require power factor correction (PFC), as well as initiatives from the US Department of Energy, are forcing designers to greater attention to aspects of design that previously got little notice. Full Story New Developments in Commutation and Motor Control Techniques
Field Oriented Control, a math-intensive technique for controlling brushless dc and ac induction motors, has become a major focus of the motion control industry due to its potential for improving performance and lowering energy consumption. Full Story Lessons in Electric Circuits: Power Factor
This book chapter from an open-source text examines power in resistive and reactive AC circuits; true, reactive and apparent power; calculating power factor and practical power factor correction. Read More
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Microchip is giving away Motor Control development tools worth thousands of dollars to randomly-selected US entrants who take this survey. Read More Sensorless Field Oriented Control (FOC) of an AC Induction Motor (ACIM)
This application note is to present one solution for sensorless Field Oriented Control (FOC) of induction motors using a dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC). Read More
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Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.