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It's happened to all of us before. We drag our feet across the carpet and reach to open the door, only to be zapped by the doorknob. Sometimes there's even a visible spark. A team of Clemson University physicists at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) tackled this idea when they devised [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source Power Pulse Category: GENERAL INFORMATON
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a silicon carbide (SiC) power device with what is believed to be the world's highest power efficiency in a device of its type. The newly-developed unit is designed to be installed in power modules, and does not require a high-speed protection circuit to interrupt supply [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source Power Pulse Category: GENERAL INFORMATON
The MAX17220-MAX17225 from Maxim Integrated Products is a family of ultra-low quiescent current boost (step-up) dc-dc converters with a 225mA/0.5A/1A peak inductor current limit and True Shutdown™. True Shutdown disconnects the output from the input with no forward or reverse current. The output voltage is selectable using a single standard 1% [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source Power Pulse Category: GENERAL INFORMATON
PBES and Norwegian Solar AS announced a partnership agreement to provide PBES energy storage to support solar power generation in global markets. PBES will supply containerized storage solutions for Norwegian Solar's systems being deployed in the USA and Saudi Arabia. This partnership underscores the rapid development of solar energy around the [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source Power Pulse Category: GENERAL INFORMATON
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has introduced the LQH32NH_23 series wire wound inductor in the 1210 inch size (3.2×2.5mm), ideal for choke applications and signal filter applications in automotive electronic equipment such as ADAS and infotainment systems. The 1210 inch size inductor can withstand a maximum usage temperature of 125°C, conforms to [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source Power Pulse Category: GENERAL INFORMATON
Installing temperature sensor assemblies into thermowells or directly into the process will normally require the use of brass or stainless steel fitting. Fittings include various threaded couplings, bayonet caps (and adapters) and flanges. Adjustable compression fittings are used directly on probes to achieve the required insertion length in the process and to [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source mepca Category: MONITORING INSTRUMENTS
Precisely measuring torque is the key to developing highly professional propulsion systems, which is why companies around the world, such as HBM – market leader in the field of test and measurement – have recognised the importance of supplying innovative torque measurement technology for the testing of drive trains. Testing of [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source mepca Category: MONITORING INSTRUMENTS
Control Techniques, part of the Nidec group of companies, has released updated versions of its MCi machine controller modules. The new modules, working in conjunction with Control Techniques' Unidrive M700 variable speed drives, greatly enhance the drive's capabilities as a central machine controller. The upgrade also boosts performance of the module, [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source mepca Category: MONITORING INSTRUMENTS
Image Processing Software is typically used to inspect and evaluate an image, usually for quality and feedback purposes. To fully realise the potential of the emerging 3D camera hardware, powerful software libraries such as MVTec's HALCON have evolved to interface with these new imaging devices as well as handle [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source mepca Category: MONITORING INSTRUMENTS
We live in a world of rapid change, driven by the growth of ‘smart technology'. Automation components are becoming more compact, both for centralised and decentralised applications, while still delivering considerable computing power. Sensors and actuators are also getting more ‘intelligent'. Packing components into an enclosure is a [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source mepca Category: MONITORING INSTRUMENTS