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DC Motors and 3D Print: Partnership in 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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Announcing Our 2nd Partners in Performance Award


At Dart Controls, we’ve been providing our customers with the highest quality motor drives, controls and accessories for over 50 years. We’ve done this through a combination of innovation, a commitment to excellence, and the most loyal and dedicated staff anywhere in the world. And while we do this for the good of our customers, … Continued

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AC Or DC Drive- Which is Best for Small Motors?


Variable speed motor controls (‘drives’) have been around for many decades.  In the early years, application and budget were the primary decision criteria for choosing between a DC motor/drive package and AC equivalent.  While this practice continues, the advances in AC drive technology have made the decision more complex to where either AC or DC … Continued

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Keeping Up With Changing Drive Technology


One of the hallmarks of Dart Controls and its ability to remain a leading supplier of small drives to the market is its success incorporating new technology into its product designs.  Customer needs are constantly changing and thus the requirements of the products they use.  These requirements include better speed regulation, less energy waste, tougher … Continued

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Surprising Applications for DC Controls


Since 1963, Dart Controls’ motor drives, controls, and accessories have been used by customers for all sorts of applications, providing dependable solutions. But there are some very surprising and unique applications for our controls, as well.  From perfect beach views to perfectly cooked pizza, check out some of the interesting things our controls are providing: … Continued

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Celebrating the Value of American-Made Products


According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group last year, over 80% of U.S. consumers are willing to pay more for Made in the USA products—as are more than 60% of Chinese consumers. Clearly, American-made resonates with people around the world. This is, of course, great news for American manufacturing. However, in these precarious times when … Continued

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AC and DC Motor Drives: Is One the Clear Choice?


When engineers are looking to buy a motor, the question most often asked:  Is AC or DC technology better? The answer isn’t that one is better than the other. Rather it is application and cost dependent.  Here we will discuss the options and specifically the advantages and disadvantages of each. Furthermore, it is often a … Continued

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Dart Controls Celebrates 50 Years of Service to Industry


Dart Controls is extremely proud to announce we have reached our 50th year of service. We felt it was not only important to celebrate this milestone but to take the time to recognize and thank the people who helped us get here. On June 19th our owners, management and associates, local and state government representatives as well … Continued

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Are Brushless DC Motors Right For You?


Over the past 50 years, Dart Controls has always been about innovation. Staying ahead of the technology curve gives our customers an extra edge over their competition. One product we embraced early on is the brushless DC motor.  Introduced in the 1960s, the brushless DC motor brought with it a number of benefits. Unlike AC … Continued

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Long Live Direct Current Motors


Reports of the death of DC motors and drives “have been greatly exaggerated” (to borrow from a well-known writer). For over 30 years, industry pundits have been predicting the demise of the DC motor/drive market, in favor of AC. Yet DC stubbornly clings to life. A DC drive is a direct-current motor speed control system. … Continued

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