Hi! Bob Repas from MACHINE DESIGN magazine here! Welcome to Circuit Shorts, where the topic is the latest in industrial electronics and control systems as seen in the pages of MACHINE DESIGN and elsewhere. Right now, I'm just setting things up, and trying out a new feature: the video blog! Not only can you read my postings, but you'll be able to see and hear me, too! Aren't you lucky people?! And I deny that I cause damage to any monitor my image appears on. That's just a smear campaign from that other magazine! So check back as we get things rolling along, and let me know if you can see the video tests!