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One of the most important activities we at Dart engage in every day is discussing motor control applications with our customers.  This interaction early in the customer’s design process avoids problems and identifies additional features and benefits that may not have been apparent. Dart has been involved in so many of these conversations over the … Continued

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The Least Understood Critical Component


The explosion of motor use in retail and commercial products is staggering.  Example – a luxury automobile today may use as many as 120 electric motors!  Stop and think about all the items in your home that have a motor – your toothbrush, kid’s Lego set, garage door, window shades, Roomba vacuum, pet food dispenser, … Continued

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Need To Cross-Reference a DC Drive?


Over the years a number of DC drive suppliers have left the market or consolidated with other suppliers.  Dart Controls has a complete line of DC drives, options and accessories available for fast delivery that can be used to replace, retrofit and upgrade existing drives from many other former and current brands.  We have an … Continued

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How Dart Manages Customer’s Cost – An Example


Quality and Customer Service are terms that seem to be overused these days.  It can be said customers expect these from their suppliers, and rightfully so. In our Management Meeting this week our Production Manager made us aware of a new policy implemented by UPS and FedEx as of January 1 – “dimensional weight”.  Previously … Continued

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Past Success and Future Goals: Looking Ahead to 2015


It’s hard to believe it—another year is coming to an end, and 2015 is just around the corner. It’s been a great year for us, and we’re certainly looking forward to the next one. Throughout 2014, we continued to produce the highest quality DC drives and accessories available, using the technology of the future coupled … Continued

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DC Motors: Why and How Brushless is Better


No matter the application, when it comes to motor technology there are several options. Within DC technology one of the first—and biggest—decisions is whether to choose a brushed or brushless DC motor. More and more designers are choosing brushless DC (BLDC) motors for a variety of reasons, as this option has become more economically feasible … Continued

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Reshoring and Manufacturing: Why and How Everyone Benefits


Reshoring is a major buzzword in American manufacturing these days, and for good reason. We’re seeing steady and significant numbers of companies of all sizes returning their business to American soil, realizing the multi-faceted value in doing so. The fact is, many businesses learned the hard way that outsourcing simply doesn’t work—certainly not the way … Continued

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The Multiple Benefits of Lean Manufacturing


These days, in a manufacturing landscape in which competition is at its highest, efficiency makes all the difference between mere surviving and true success. The most profitable businesses make use of tools and strategies that eliminate waste while increasing value, and one of the most successful means of doing so is through the use of … Continued

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Dart Controls: Quality Products, Exceptional Employees


A company—no matter what that company makes—is only as good as the people it employs. They are truly the backbone, heart, and face of any manufacturer. And while it may seem self-explanatory to state how important employee morale is, it’s equally surprising to find out how often it goes overlooked. Employee morale is fundamental and … Continued

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DC Motors and 3D Printing: A Partnership in Revolutionary Technology


In manufacturing, it’s all about the next big technological advancement. There are many these days, as the industry is seeing innovation skyrocket and, as a result, American manufacturing is becoming more and more competitive. Perhaps the most revolutionary technology right now is 3D printing, an advanced and impressive process that’s being used to make faster … Continued

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