(redirected from motor control)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to motor control: Motor learning, electric motor control


50% of the outstanding votes plus one vote.


Half plus one of ownership of a company. Control gives the person or group having it the ability to make all decisions on how the company operates. In a publicly-traded company, control comes from buying more than half of the common stock.


the process of ensuring that activities are carried out as intended. Control involves monitoring aspects of performance and taking corrective action where necessary. For instance, control of expenditure involves regular monitoring of expenditure figures, comparison of these with budget targets, and decisions to cut or increase expenditure where any discrepancy is believed to be harmful. Without control an ORGANIZATION cannot function: employees would go their own way (possibly with the best of intentions) and the organization would fragment, making COORDINATION impossible. Control can, therefore, be viewed as a central component of MANAGEMENT.

Some writers in the SOCIOLOGY OF WORK have argued that, since (in their view) employers' and employees' interests are opposed, control of labour is the main task of management. Without it, workers would behave in a way which is detrimental to managerial goals. Research has shown, however, that many managers attach more importance to other managerial functions (such as budgeting), whilst it is questionable whether employees would necessarily act in the way suggested. See ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS.

References in periodicals archive ?
Toward further improvement in performance and function of driving motor control, Renesas will continue to expand its MCU lineups by further advancing the CPU performance, on-chip memory capacities and peripheral functions.
The Avnet Motor Control FMC module features the Low Pin Count (LPC) form factor enabling attachment to any Avnet or Xilinx FMC-enabled platform.
All of the above mentioned Toshiba motor control drivers have a mixed-decay mode, which improves the response characteristics of the motor drive current by changing the current path, for optimum motor driving.
Contronics has also supplied ventilation fan controllers for a number of years and are pleased to release a new product that will change their industry: CoMoCo Intelligent Motor Control.
Mark Zack, Digi-Key s vice president for global semiconductor product said, Customer demand for motor control solutions has seen an uptick in recent months.
14 enhanced pulse-width-modulation (PWM) channels with fault management, providing motor control for multiple motors, as well as power conversion.
0 On-The-Go (OTG) peripheral enables a connection to a PC, Flash drive and other USB-enabled devices, and 60 MIPS performance means the new devices support high-end industrial and commercial applications, such as Servo motor control, solar inverters, and running dual 3-phase motors in parallel.
The development of highly sophisticated motor control applications for equipment such as MFPs and printers requires much more software code, and that in turn creates a requirement for microcontrollers with large-capacity memory, multiple communication channels, and interfaces with high-resolution sensors.
Drive-on-a-Chip Reference Designs, Software and IP, and Hardware Development Boards Are Included in Scalable, FPGA-Based Motor Control Design Platform
The dsPIC33FJ16 DSCs and PIC24FJ16 MCUs meet these needs, with the 'MC' versions enabling customers to enjoy the benefits of advanced motor control, such as higher efficiency, quieter operation, smoother torque and higher reliability.
An agreement is recently signed by Alizem with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in the field of embedded software intellectual property applied to critical motor control applications.