Energy, Power
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
Siemens has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH to grow their presence in the automotive marketplace. Courtesy: Siemens
Energy, Power December 4, 2018

Electrical system design software company acquired

Siemens announced it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH to grow their presence in the autonomous and electric vehicle market.

By Siemens Industry, Inc.
Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Energy, Power November 9, 2018

What’s in a nameplate?

Information helps the selection of the right motor regardless of application.

By Jim Bryan
Energy, Power October 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 4, 2019.)

By Amanda Pelliccione
Adjusting to the new normal in the oil & gas industry means increased innovation alongside operational discipline and re-evaluating medium-voltage switchgear applications. Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Energy, Power October 2, 2018

The era of air insulated switchgear has passed

Adjusting to the new normal in the oil & gas industry means increased innovation alongside operational discipline and re-evaluating medium-voltage switchgear applications.

By Joe Richard