TL-Smoothers, do 3D printers really need them?
NOTE: This blog post deals with freewheeling diodes, not with actual TL-Smoothers. For more info on TL-Smoothers, please visit our other blog post here. There is a debate going on in the 3D printing community whether or not to use TL-Smoothers. These little modules can be added to stepper motors of 3D printers, offering recovery […]
How does perfect control feel?
When motor control technology becomes a part of the human body, requirements for component size and the reliability of the control system are immeasurably increased. The completion of the first prosthetic leg with two active joints was made possible in a short time thanks to integrated FOC control system components – just in time for […]
TRINAMIC reveals progress on AutoR Heliostat Program
In July 2014 TRINAMIC first announced its cooperation with the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) Institute for Solar Research and the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in the development of a low-cost, lightweight and highly efficient Autonomous Rim, or AutoR heliostat project. Heliostats are large mirror arrays that reflect sunlight onto a common point, generating heat that drives […]