Bill Savela, P. E.

Bill
Savela, P. E.
Technical Marketing & Sales,
Delta Computer Systems Inc.

Bill Savela, P.E., is technical marketing & sales director at Delta Computer Systems Inc., Battle Ground, Wash. He has more than 20 years of  industrial process and motion control experience in applications engineering, marketing, and sales. He is a Registered Professional Engineer. and  graduated from Michigan Technological University with BSEE and MS degrees. He has been at Delta Computer Systems, Inc. since 2002.
Contact him at bsavela@deltamotion.com or visit www.deltamotion.com

Articles
Precise Controls Verify Oilfield Component Functionality
Real-world validation tests on physical assemblies validate component interactions that result from complex loading conditions.
Testing keeps BOPs safe

Properly functioning blowout preventers ­— devices that keep oil wells from leaking under pressure — are critical pieces of equipment in an oilfield. Multiple blowout preventer (BOP) devices are typically stacked on top of one another for redundancy surrounding the drill pipe at the wellhead, Figure 1. It is their task to center the drill pipe, regulate the pressure of fluid down the well hole, and either clamp or cut off the drill pipe to minimize leaks.

Hydraulic robot provides precise positioning
With the proper controls, heavy loads can be positioned very precisely by hydraulic robots.
Motion controller renews old machine
Retrofitting a 1960s-era stretch forming machine with new hydraulics and digital controls makes it better than new.
Saw smarts come from control
Controlling horizontal position of saw blades increases yield while also boosting productivity.
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