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Check it out

Oriental Motor USA Corp. has improved its website to feature an all-new applications section that allows you to see a number of common motor applications in action. Visit to learn more. In addition, Oriental Motor has launched a more powerful online product catalog that contains a powerful specification search, the ability to compare up to five items side-by-side, one-click CAD file downloads, connection diagrams, and speed-torque characteristics.

Cool control basicssite

Control system theory (including closed-loop and open-loop control) is often best explained graphically. To this end, offers several applets that mathematically model dynamic systems. Joy of Convolution, Continuous-Time LTI Systems and Convolution, Fourier Series Approximation, Listen to Fourier Series, Harmonic Phasors and Fourier Series, and Phasor Phactory are just some of the sections.

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