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Controls Technology Leads to Breakthrough in PTI-compliant Marking

This Florida grower and shipper looked high and low for an automated method of marking palletized cases of produce. Finally, it built its own which includes Yaskawa's Sigma 5.

XYZ AC Motors vs. DC Motors for Power Presses

Depending on the drive style, a high-tonnage mechanical press can stamp out metal parts at up to 1,000 strokes per minute.

Machine Commissioning: A Programmer’s Checklist

Inside Machines tips and tricks: Control engineers need to practice these programming tips to ensure project timeline pressure doesn’t harm the machine project.

Open-Delta Systems Affect VFDs

To avoid premature drive failure, take proper precautions when installing VFDs on open-delta supplies.

Yaskawa Acquires Wermac Electric, Ltd.

Acquisition Strengthens Yaskawa’s Position in the Oil & Gas Industry.

Upgraded AC Motors Make Fiber Spinning More Efficient

Synthetic-fiber producer ENKA de Colombia SA, Medellín, Colombia, replaced dc and ac motors with advanced ac versions coupled to efficient variable-frequency drives on a fiber spinning line. The strategy saves the company more than $883,000 annually in electricity and downtime. 

The Lead to Linear Speed

A Readers Faces Torsional Issues. Can They Overcome Them With Better Sensing or Control? Should They Look to an Electronic Answer?

Synchronization Is Critical to High-Speed Assembly

Synchronization is an essential element of both symphony orchestras and football teams. It’s also important to the success of high-speed assembly lines.

Advanced Servo Tuning Technology Enables Smooth Moves

Today’s ac servo systems are much different than those built even 10 years ago.

Troubleshooting Tips: Diagnosing and Mitigating Noise Spikes

Our panel of experts shares tips on discovering the source of noise spikes and ways to eliminate them.

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