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Plug Ambassadors

MIT is making outlets smarter and safer using the Internet of Things Internal arc resistance is a major part of electrical safety, right down to the ground floor of household appliances. The identification and containment of internal arc faults is the main duty of switchgear, which is built with the ability to withstand them. New […]

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Cobots Emerge

Fear not…for they come in peace Since the debut of its Emerging Technology Center in 2004, IMTS has built a reputation as a show that aims to bring people and automation closer together. The 2018 edition of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (September 10-15 in Chicago) will attempt to do this in a more literal […]

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Wireless Mode

Haefely unveils new wireless testing line compatible with smartphones Haefely Hipotronics, one of the leading developers and providers of high voltage test systems and measuring devices, announced the launch of the new KVM-W Series wireless kilovoltmeters June 20. The new line of devices is conveniently compatible with smartphones. The KVM-W Series of AC/DC wireless kilovoltmeters […]

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Power Controllers

3DFS plans ahead for grid distribution in a digital world In an effort to find a permanent solution to the historically nagging problem of electricity loss during distribution, 3DFS LLC has developed an innovative energy technology with unique capabilities. It is a computer system built with a combination of computer and power electronics roughly the […]

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Hannover Messe 2018

Bionic fish, 3D-printed shoes…the world’s biggest trade show never fails to impress The world’s largest trade show is in full swing this week, and the 2018 edition shows yet again how much technology and manufacturing have come together. At Hannover Messe in Germany,  which is running all week, integration of the two fields often viewed […]

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Planes to Pedals

Aircraft mechanic-turned-electric bike salesman While the electric vehicle industry continues its ascent, one subsection gaining a decent amount of traction in recent years is the electric bike arena. It seems as if every variety of vehicle is being electrified nowadays, generally in the interest of greater efficiency. With electric bikes, there comes an intriguing upside […]

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SmartPort 2018

Industries collide to discuss ‘Manufacturing 4.0’ A panel of leaders from manufacturing companies including Honeywell, Mars Wrigley Confectionary U.S., Kawasaki Motors and Magna International discussed the future of manufacturing April 4 at the KC SmartPort’s 2018 Annual Industry Briefing. The panel addressed a crowd of more than 550 logistics, real estate and economic development professionals […]

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Innovation Station

New companies, innovative ideas, product releases When words like ‘efficiency’ and ‘solutions’ get oversaturated to the point of no meaning, and others like ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘innovative’ do the same, it’s easy to write off the thousands of press releases regarding new products that are distributed every day. However, if these aren’t given consideration, where would […]

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Storage Wars

Let the games begin in emerging branch of energy sector With a year of drama behind it, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made its most important concrete decision of 2018 last week with unanimous approval of an order that facilitates energy storage’s role in wholesale power markets. FERC’s final rule on the order, issued February […]

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