Small and medium size manufacturers comprise approximately 90% of manufacturing establishments but use only 50% of the energy consumed by industry. But these facilities also pay higher energy prices, so savings add up to a larger...
The race to develop the first programmable logic controllers was underway inside General Motors’ Hydra-Matic Transmission Division in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1970. Three finalists had very different architectures.
Almost always, no matter the industry or application, there is an electric motor at work. The challenge for engineers, and one of the keys to American energy independence is simple: Do more with less.
Many plants continue to consume far more power than is necessary to run their pump systems, simply because there is a lack of awareness of the losses. Recent educational efforts are starting to bring those issues to the forefront.