Duke University electrical engineers are using machine learning to design dielectric metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation, which could create new, sustainable types of thermal energy harvesters and lighting.
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How to determine short-circuit current rating (SCCR) and avoid misapplications. When the industrial control panel or industrial machinery does not have an adequate SCCR for the available short-circuit (fault) current, an electrical hazard exists.
The October issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on workforce development through universities and colleges and battery safety.
Automation future: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are widely known concepts, have not been widely adopted. On the way, physical device data connectivity can increase information flow to add efficiency, eliminate errors and increase uptime
Reliable energy efficiency policies are being given a new lease on life by the introduction of better technology solutions.