Joseph Profeta, Ph.D., is director, control systems group, Aerotech. Dr. Profeta has more than 30 years of experience in technology-driven companies. He is the director of the controls system group at Aerotech with P&L responsibility for the controls, drives and motors. In this role, he works with companies to design and select control system architectures that result in increased machine performance while minimizing component cost. He has earned a BS, MS, Ph.D., and Executive MBA. He has been awarded five patents and published 43 papers. Dr. Profeta is also an adjunct professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches software engineering.
Inside Machines: More answers regarding servo system tuning follow the April 15 webcast on force control as it relates to tuning servo systems.