Motor Performance Measurement Without a Dyno: A Portable Dynamometer

SPONSORED CONTENT Motor Performance Measurement Without a Dyno: A Portable Dynamometer by R. Gene Smiley, PE Motor Diagnostic Systems Note: Sources for figure and citations listed at bottom of post as well as in the extended version of the article. ABSTRACT There are many scenarios where a quick, accurate validation of motor performance is valuable […]

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AIR CONTAMINANTS THAT AFFECT CARBON BRUSHES, MOTORS & GENERATORS

SPONSORED CONTENT Air Contaminants That Affect Carbon Brushes, Motors, & Generators by Benjamin Tenholder, Design & Application Engineering Morgan Advanced Materials A carbon brush is the part of the motor that conducts electrical current between the stationary wires (stator) and the rotating wires (rotor) of a motor or generator.  A brush riding on a commutator develops […]

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Delivery Drones

Google’s Wing becomes first company to gain FAA approval for the concept Utility drones for repairs, military and surveillance drones for security reasons, mapping drones….we seem to have every kind of flying robot we want…except for the one that perhaps best defines the 21st century: a convenience drone designed for consumers. Check that box, now, […]

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CWIEME Berlin 2019

Redemption show will run May 21-23 in German capital CWIEME’s Berlin showcase—alongside past shows in Istanbul, Chicago, and Shanghai—celebrates 25 years in the coil winding industry. The show will run May 21-23 in the German capital. Some industry professionals openly wonder if the show will have lost some support in connection with its sister show […]

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Smart Cities

Wildly ambitious, potential IoT hubs are a popular banner for tech companies. But they’re often short on details—and their progress is difficult to quantify The concept of the “smart city” has already gone through a number of iterations in a short lifespan. Many of them are wildly ambitious, and others seem practical but are short […]

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Sulzer & Kato

Sulzer signs deal with Kato Engineering for generators in USA and Australia Sulzer is expanding the scope of its collaboration with Nidec by signing an agreement that authorizes the company to deliver maintenance and repair services for Kato generators, a brand of Nidec. Following a recent agreement with Nidec for the sales and servicing of […]

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The typical Life of a Robotic System

During a presentation at Automate 2019 called “Automation 101,” Jason Markesino of Applied Manufacturing Technologies described the nine phases in a robot’s life: 1. Specification. This is when the user determines what sort of robot is needed for a particular task. 2. Design. The choice of the type and design of a robot. This step […]

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Dawn Misko Remembered

EASA Customer Service Specialist worked at the association for 20 years On April 4, we lost a wonderful person and recognizable face in the EASA community. EASA’s own Dawn Misko, a customer service specialist for 20 years, passed away at age 48, the association announced Monday on its Facebook page.

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ACS, Mersen Sites

Repair catalog designed for manufacturers, new electrical power website debut Two comprehensive industry websites were released in April, offering new resources for everyone from manufacturers to utility customers. The first is a components catalog from ACS targeting manufacturers, and the second is designed for electrical power industry members from Mersen. In an effort to keep […]

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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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Notre Dame Fire

Revered Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burns down In a shocking tragedy for Parisians, one of the most famous (and oldest) structures in Europe crumbled to the ground Monday after a fire started in the revered Notre Dame Cathedral. As of Thursday morning, questions remain as to whether the fire might have been caused by […]

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Engineering Expenses

Engineering most expensive field to teach, says new NBER research paper Recent examination by researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and the University of Delaware looked at the costs of universities teaching students in a variety of subjects to determine which was most the expensive and which was the […]

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