The Motorized Spindle Book is an updated edition to the original and most popular text published in 1990. In its introduction to the book, author Robert Hochstadt emphasizes that this new edition provides “the reader with more than just a list of recommended products.” In addition, he emphasizes that the text provides users with a wealth of information on current advances in motor control, new technological concepts, and the future possibilities in motor control.
As one can imagine, with all of the new technologies coming out each day, there are many opportunities for improvement and development. In this book, Hochstadt offers a variety of perspectives on the current state of technology and its potential applications. For instance, he discusses the development of microprocessors and other integrated circuits, which have resulted in better, faster, lighter manufacturing processes that have changed the face of almost every industry. Hochstadt also takes a broader view of the future in relation to the application of motor control in robotics.
Although Hochstadt focuses most of his attention on the application of motor control in robotics and other forms of engineering, he also covers a wide range of areas of human science. As an example, he provides information on the relationship between motor control and artistic expression in arts. He also addresses issues regarding the development of motor control systems for medical purposes and in rehabilitation after an injury. There are also topics related to the development of energy efficiency in motor control systems, such as the study of how the use of different forms of energy can be combined to produce the optimal results for a given design.
A chapter on the study of motor control and its applications in various fields is also provided. Hochstadt examines the relationship between the study of motor control and engineering in general, looking at the benefits of the discipline in a variety of arenas. From engineering to medicine, he presents a balanced view of the field, providing a comprehensive overview of both the pros and cons of the discipline.
Finally, a chapter on the applications of motor control systems for the industrial market is also provided. The chapters examine the application of these systems and their usefulness in the development of new materials and technologies, as well as new materials for existing systems and the possible future of the motor industry.
Overall, Motorized Spindle is a thoroughly comprehensive text that provides a rich and detailed review of developments in motor control and its application in recent and emerging fields. This edition also adds to the knowledge already present in the field of robotics, and the possibilities for human and robotic systems, while also offering up new ideas and new applications of these systems that could significantly improve our quality of life.