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TruSolutions. TruSuccesses. Customer resolutions: US Manufacturing IP67 Zero cog at low speed Low voltage Fully encapsulated & sealed Weight reduction Design to production in 12 weeks Harsh environments High reliability Increased torque Predictable on time delivery

Designing an In-Hub Brushless Motor

Article for Machine Design Magazine Lowell Christensen, Founder and VP of Engineering TruTech Specialty Motors Motors that are built into the hub of a wheel can offer many advantages to mobility applications. These can range in sizes from small over the road vehicles down to mobility scooters. The main reason […]

Open Source Motion

Over three decades I’ve been a part of the evolution that has combined the microcontroller with power electronics. Over that time, motor drives have evolved into building blocks, however they have become “black box” building blocks. While they may use standard communication protocols such as Rs485, Ethernet or Can, each […]

Motion and the “Internet of Things”

The “Internet of Things” as defined by Kevin Ashton in 1999 was “to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they can see, hear and smell the world for themselves, in all its random glory”. In 2008, SRI Consulting Business Intelligence expanded the concept and charted a […]


Have you ever found yourself troubleshooting an application at a remote site but without the necessary tools available? I learned a long time ago that the scout motto of “Be Prepared” applies to fieldwork as well. Back then, this involved dragging a suitcase with oscilloscope, bulky isolated probes, a “luggable” […]