Electrical Systems

Electrical Systems October 1, 2022

Electric vehicle tire challenges in winter

Electric and hybrid vehicles are being built and sold, worldwide, in increasing numbers, but their heavier weight compared to conventional vehicles is a challenge, particularly in winter conditions.

By R. David Whitby
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Electrical Systems September 24, 2022

How to make absence of voltage testing safer and more productive

Absence of voltage testing is a hot topic among safety experts and electrical safety manufacturers and permanent electrical safety devices (PESDs) can help improve safety.

By Nick Schiltz
Michael Wang, materials science and engineering Ph.D. candidate, uses a glove box to inspect a lithium metal battery cell in a lab at the University of Michigan in 2020. Courtesy: University of Michigan
Electrical Systems September 22, 2022

Center for next-gen battery technology created

The University of Michigan will lead a suite of projects involving multiple institutions to boost understanding of solid-state EV power cells.

By Jim Lynch
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Electrical Systems September 1, 2022

How food and beverage companies can upgrade their electrical safety programs

How fast-paced work environments and reactive maintenance lead to a higher rate of injuries and OSHA violations, and the role training plays.

By Nick Schiltz
Courtesy: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
Electrical Systems July 29, 2022

How to optimize control cabinet construction

Automated and digitized processes that support cabinet manufacturers by providing simplicity, speed and reliability generate benefits and concrete added value.

By Weidmüller
Electrical Systems April 15, 2022

Edgar talks design tech for cabling

The video podcast show, Let’s Talk Cabling!, recently invited an ESD expert to discuss the benefits of 3D modeling for designing cable installation projects.

By Mike Edgar
creating 2D electron optics or valleytronics devices. Courtesy of: Henry Yu
Electrical Systems March 31, 2022

Graphene on textured surface allows for 2D electron optics

Rice University scientists put forth the idea that graphene on a gently textured surface turns it into “pseudo-electromagnetic” devices.

By Mike Williams
Cyberattack vectors in the connectivity landscape.
Electrical Systems March 28, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 21-27, 2022

Articles about electric vehicles, luminaire benefits, safety in explosive environments, motor management and propane forklifts were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 21-27, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Electrical Systems March 10, 2022

Establishing the case for building electrification

Building electrification presents a tangible strategy within the consulting-specifying industry to reduce and eliminate long-term operational CO2 emissions.

By Brian Alessi
Courtesy: Pjotrs Žguns, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Systems March 10, 2022

Stabilizing interfaces in solid-state batteries

MIT researchers have developed a method for stabilizing the interfaces in solid-state lithium-ion batteries opens new possibilities.

By David L. Chandler