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As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Process and Control Engineering (PACE) offers this look back — and ahead — at the continuous search by production-line engineers for smooth operation and speed control. PACE editors spoke with design engineers from numerous markets, who shared their perspectives on how drives have evolved in terms of usability, increased functionality, and improved reliability. Companies represented on the distinguished panel of experts include WorleyParsons Limited, JDN Monocrane and Fisher & Paykel. Among the highlighted technology developments is the use of variable-speed drives in master-follower arrangements; use of drives in hoisting zero-speed lock-rotor applications; and the Smart Drive clothes washer. Read the full article at http://www.pacetoday.com.au/features/motors-and-drives-control-and-efficiency-shape-the.