Usually triac based speed control vary the phase angle of firing to reduce the amount of power goes in to motor, and hence control its speed. this is not very efficient method, also it may not be good for health of motor depending upon its built.
There are some suggestions that, if we can switch whole cycle on-and-off instead of part of cycle ( i.e. phase angle ), it may be more efficient and easy for motor. I would like to build and try that, and see if that the case. I am newbie in to power electronics, and did search on internet but not found any particular circuit for this.
Any suggestion on circuit of doing the same ? Due to cost and reliability, I would like to try it without micro controller.
EDIT: The common name for this method is , "integral cycle control". There are many circuit also available on net, but still, if micro controller less circuit is possible, that would be cool.