Energy, Power
A look at the changes in the IEEE 1584-2018 standard. Courtesy: SSOE Group
Energy, Power March 7, 2019

IEEE 1584 -2018 changes offer a robust upgrade

Comprehensive standard review impacts arc flash analysis.

By Ed McConnell, PE
IMO Precision Controls Push Fit Connection DIN Rail Terminal Blocks from FactoryMation offer faster wire connections with no tools required and are designed to reduce both wiring time and difficulty. Courtesy: FactoryMation
Energy, Power March 4, 2019

DIN-rail terminal blocks

IMO Precision Controls Push Fit Connection DIN Rail Terminal Blocks from FactoryMation offer faster wire connections with no tools required and are designed to reduce both wiring time and difficulty.

By FactoryMation
Traco Power's THN 15N series of 15 W dc/dc converters are ideal for addressing power conversion requirements in mobile equipment, instrumentation, distributed power architectures and industrial electronics applications. Courtesy: Traco Power
Energy, Power February 19, 2019

DC/DC converter for power conversion applications

Traco Power's THN 15N series of 15 W dc/dc converters are ideal for addressing power conversion requirements in mobile equipment, instrumentation, distributed power architectures and industrial electronics applications.

By Traco Power
Introducing a small amount of strain into crystalline materials, such as diamond or silicon, can produce significant changes in their properties, researchers have found. The mechanical strain is represented here as a deformation in the diamond's shape. Courtesy: Chelsea Turner, MIT
Energy, Power February 12, 2019

Using artificial intelligence to engineer materials’ properties

MIT researchers, along with scientists in Russia and Singapore, have developed a system of “strain engineering," which can change a material’s optical, electrical, and thermal properties using artificial intelligence (AI).

By David L. Chandler
Figure 4: Different EtherCAT I/O modules provide a variety of system-integrated diagnostics, filters, scaling features and form factors. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Energy, Power February 7, 2019

Maximize production efficiency with high-end power measurement

Machine-friendly input/output (I/O) hardware for high-end measurement technology continues to grow, optimizing power monitoring while eliminating harmonic distortion.

By Sree Potluri
Eaton's High Density rack power distribution unit (PDU) platform has 11 color options for easy identification of A/B power feeds and allows configuration for up to 54 outlets per PDU. Courtesy: Eaton
Energy, Power February 4, 2019

Power distribution unit platform

Eaton's High Density rack power distribution unit (PDU) platform has 11 color options for easy identification of A/B power feeds and allows configuration for up to 54 outlets per PDU.

By Eaton Corporation
When conducting a motor analysis, it’s important to measure a number of key factors, starting with motor temperature, power quality, and torque. Courtesy: Fluke Corporation
Energy, Power January 30, 2019

Diagnosing motor health: Start with the basics

Temperature, power quality, and torque all are strong indicators of a motor's health.

By Frank Healy
Power Partners’ PDAM120 Series of 120W ac/dc power supplies are designed for use in either medical or information technology equipment (ITE) applications. Courtesy: Power Partners
Energy, Power January 3, 2019

Medical and ITE power supply

Power Partners’ PDAM120 Series of 120W ac/dc power supplies are designed for use in either medical or information technology equipment (ITE) applications.

By Power Partners, Inc.
Energy, Power December 15, 2018

Researchers use thermal transistor to protect electronic devices from overheating

A Stanford-led engineering team has developed a way to not only manage heat produced by electronic devices with a thermal transistor, which can conduct heat away from electronic components and insulate them against its damaging effects.

By Andrew Myers
MIT researchers propose a concept for a renewable storage system, pictured here, that would store solar and wind energy in the form of white-hot liquid silicon, stored in heavily insulated tanks. Courtesy: Duncan MacGruer, MIT
Energy, Power December 7, 2018

Renewable energy device developed for the grid using pump with record heat tolerance

MIT researchers have designed a system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand using a pump that can withstand extreme heat.

By Jennifer Chu