Fluid Power Journal

Motion Control of a Single Actuator Against a Resistive Load

This series of articles covers the basic safety and energy-saving requirements of a hydraulic system. This third installment presents ideas for motion control …

Safety Locks Keep Opera Singing

As with all theater performances, the illusion of a reality on an opera stage must be preserved seamlessly and without visual distraction. Safety for the …

What is Mechatronics?

The latest buzzword used within colleges and among many industry leaders is “mechatronics.” If one consults Wikipedia, the definition provided there is: …

Motion Control Technology Advances Aid Precision Automotive Manufacturing

Sometimes it’s not enough to simply close the control loop. Traditional control algorithms rely on eliminating an error between what is happening (as …

Good Housekeeping Keeps Solenoid Valves Happy

The health of any motion control system is only as good as the health of its components. Because of their small size, solenoid valves can sometimes get …

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