With all the new, slick motor technologies that are standard fare in any design engineer's toolbox, you would think that the old workhorse brushed DC motor is about as relevant as the horse-and-buggy. But hold on a minute. This tried and true motor has been around since the very beginnings of the electrical revolution in the 19th century and it isn't going away any time soon.

 

Dan Jones, a well-respected industry stalwart and motor design and motion control guru, points out that the basic brushed DC motor has undergone technological improvements that still make it a viable option in many of today's applications.

 

Check out the article here and let us know if you still use brushed DC motors in your projects and what benefits they offer. 

 

http://www.designworldonline.com/articles/7173/21/A-New-Look-at-an-... 

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