DMC-1600 compact PCI bus and DMC-1700 ISA bus controllers include sinusoidal commutation for brushless motors as a standard feature. This enables the controller to generate current command signals. Sinusoidal commutation controls the motor in a manner that minimizes power dissipation. Output signals vary gradually, resulting in smoother motion, especially when applied to linear motors.
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Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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