Motor sizing software won't do anything that a motion control engineer couldn't do by hand, but a little automation among an expert's tools surely couldn't hurt. Two of the vendor companies here will open up their catalogs freely to your specific application and show you best fits. The third company's sizing guide you'll have to purchase but you will, in turn, gain access to an expanded range of motor and drive options.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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