The AC Kinetics team has worked together for over 30 years, and its members jointly and independently commercialized new technologies for the last 35 years. In the 1990’s the team invented and commercialized state-of-the-art algorithms that reduce residual vibrations, improve settle times, and minimize unwanted acoustics in motorized machines. Those algorithms now control hundreds of millions of machines worldwide ranging from computer disk drives to cranes handling radioactive materials operated by the Department of Energy and private utility companies. The technology has flown on a satellite launched by the Space Shuttle. The software algorithms continue to be licensed throughout the world, and the method is taught at many leading universities.
The AC Kinetics team also developed a novel algorithm for control of parallel motor gantry machines. The technology was licensed exclusively to Dover Motion Division of Danaher Corporation to dominate the precision gantry machine market.