Electrical - Power Systems

Surge prevention in turbo-compressors

Surge instability strongly limits the operating range of turbo-compressors. Surge prevention, based... » more

China automotive semiconductor market drives up 11% in 2013, thanks to safety and navigation features

The fast-growing semiconductor market for China’s automotive industry is set for double-digit... » more

Operating NEMA Premium motors above rated load cuts efficiency

The operating load of any motor depends on a number of factors and it can have a major impact on... » more

Manufacturing consortium to focus on high-tech power electronics

Obama announces $140 million project at NC State; universities, companies to partner on research... » more

Intelligent rack PDUs driving total global rack PDU revenue growth of 6% in 2013

Global rack power distribution unit 2013 shipments are projected to grow 3%, while 2013 global... » more

Fossil fuels sector loses steam in the medium- and high-power generator markets

The fossil fuels sector dominates the medium- and high-power generator markets, but the share of... » more

Global OEM spending forecast on industrial semiconductors by region. Source: IHS Inc., November 2013

Americas region remains leader in industrial chip purchases, emerging countries gain ground

Led by the U.S., OEMs in the Americas region accounted for 36.3% of global spending on industrial... » more

2013 Product of the Year finalists: Power Transmission

Finalists in the Power Transmission category for the Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year... » more

Global OEM spending forecast on industrial semiconductors by region. Source: IHS Inc., November 2013

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Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year winners announced

View the Plant Engineering 2013 Product of the Year grand, gold, silver and bronze winners across 16 categories.

To serve and to manufacture

Veterans are trained, disciplined, and task-oriented. They sound like just what manufacturing needs today. How do we get them into our ranks? » more

2013 Salary Survey: New challenges for an aging workforce

Manufacturing seen as more secure, but needing more young workers » more

HVAC Meter Kit

The HVAC Meter Kit includes a rugged TRMS multimeter with NCV detection and 30:1 Ultra Wide-Range IR Thermometer with K Port » more

Pitt's new electrical lab looks to energy's future

Eaton's equipment donation provides tools to study efficiency more effectively » more

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Machine Safety Blog

Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet...

Does anybody remember HAL 9000, the computer that controlled the... » more

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The art of motion control

Everyone talks about motion control as a way to... » more

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