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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Electrical Systems March 1, 2022

Considering electric vehicle charging risks

Electric vehicle (EV) charging risk involves potential damage to EV batteries, compromised EV life safety systems, charger malfunction and more.

By Resiliant
Electrical Systems February 11, 2022

Electrostatic engineering gets the lead out for faster batteries

A Cornell-led research collaboration discovered an approach for making a lead-free antiferroelectric that performs as well as its toxic relatives.

By David Nutt
Electrical Systems January 19, 2022

Reasserting U.S. leadership in microelectronics, semiconductors

MIT researchers lay out a strategy for how universities can help the U.S. regain its former status as a major power in semiconductor and microchip production.

By Adam Zewe
Electrical Systems December 11, 2021

Powering the shift to electric mines

How resistors can facilitate safe, efficient underground mining.

By Simone Bruckner
Electrical Systems November 29, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles Nov. 22-28, 2021

Articles about EVs recharging in under 5 minutes, upgrading industrial PC cybersecurity in manufacturing, grease performance testing methods, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Electrical Systems November 20, 2021

EVs recharge in under 5 minutes with new charging cable design

Purdue researchers designed a charging cable that can deliver a current 4.6 times that of the fastest available EV chargers on the market today

By Kayla Wiles
Electrical Systems October 5, 2021

Why more manufacturers are turning to microgrids

Microgrids mitigate power distribution vulnerabilities

By Brent Tracy
Electrical Systems October 1, 2021

Protecting power systems

The benefits of neutral earthing transformers for safe transmission

By Martin Nicholls
Electrical Systems August 2, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 26- Aug 1, 2021

Articles about the global semiconductor chip shortage, autonomous UV robots, how to properly size surge protective devices, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 26- Aug 1, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Electrical Systems July 23, 2021

Learning from the global semiconductor chip shortage

The semiconductor supply chain is unique, but there are lessons that all manufacturers can learn from its shortcomings.

By Claudia Jarrett
Electrical Systems July 18, 2021

Tools designed to enhance grid operations and benefit consumers

Texas A&M University researchers are developing decision-making tools to enable and incentivize consumers to provide energy resource support back to the power grid when needed

By Rachel Rose
Electrical Systems May 18, 2021

How to extend switchgear life and improve system reliability

Improve system reliability of switchgear with protective relay upgrade projects.

By Jeff Brittain and Andrew Kaster
Electrical Systems May 16, 2020

2D oxide flakes pick up electrical properties

Rice University lab detects piezoelectric effects in nanosheets due to defects, which could improve energy harvesting applications.

By Mike Williams
Electrical Systems March 30, 2020

LDC Focus: Spotlight on Enbridge Gas Inc.

Ontario utility embarks on North America’s first utility-scale Power to Gas plant project

By Gas Technology
Electrical Systems March 27, 2020

Decarbonization and electrification: View from the utilities

Two utilities speak out regarding their efforts and views on decarbonization and electrification

By Gas Technology
Electrical Systems March 13, 2020

Protect electrical components from corrosion

Corrosion is a powerful destructive force; prevention is key

By Dave Mueller
Electrical Systems September 27, 2019

Safety tips on SCCR for industrial control panels, industrial machinery

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.

By John Kovacik, Dan Neeser, Christy Rosati and Joe Pavia
Electrical Systems July 22, 2019

Electrical group names president for national committee

Kevin Lippert has been appointed president of the United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and will work on testing, certification and accreditation for the electrotechnical industry.

By Eaton Corporation
Electrical Systems February 11, 2019

Pick the right wiring for the right application

Plugs, connectors have different uses in different environments.

By Jeff Seabury
Electrical Systems November 2, 2018

Insulation tester

Megger insulation testers include special noise suppression for use in high voltage substations or switchyards and are line- or battery-operated for extra testing flexibility in the field. The measurement range has been expanded to 15 TΩ on the S1-552 and 35 TΩ on the S1-1052 for improved insulation testing and better long-term trending of test results of higher value apparatus.

By Staff
Electrical Systems May 17, 2018

NERC PRC-025: 2019 compliance starts now

Six steps to meet the new Generator Relay Loadability Standard.

By Steve Nollette, Vertiv Electrical Reliability Services
Electrical Systems April 27, 2018

Trade organization announces annual conference

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Annual Convention and Exposition from June 24 - 26, 2018 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisc. is focused on the theme "Connect 2 Quality."

By Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
Electrical Systems April 3, 2018

Sags, swells, and voltage deviation effects for troubleshooting motors

NEMA states speed and torque performance—as well as motor life—may be negatively affected by voltage variations.

By Nicole Dyess, Motors@work
Electrical Systems March 26, 2018

Total harmonic distortion effects on motors

Prior to the advent of the transistor, electrical loads were linear: their consumption of current resembled voltage’s sine wave.

By Nicole Dyess, Motors@Work
Electrical Systems December 13, 2017

The evolution of power monitoring and maintenance

IIoT and Big Data have changed the power monitoring and preventive maintenance landscapes.

By Arthur Mulligan, Eaton
Electrical Systems November 10, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 6-12: Why electric motors overheat, finding the perfect maintenance balance, 2017 Product of the Year finalists, and more

Articles about why electric motors overheat, finding the perfect maintenance balance, 2017 Product of the Year Finalists, spare parts management, and why ‘Five Whys’ may be incomplete were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 6-12. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Electrical Systems November 3, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 30-November 5: IoT for predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance shortcomings, spare parts management best practices, and more

Articles about IoT for predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance shortcomings, spare parts management best practices, why “Five Whys” may not be enough, and managing compressed air efficiency were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October 30-November 5. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Electrical Systems September 21, 2017

Power panels: a flexible, modular approach

With lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and faster installation, power panels are entering into a new era of platforms.

By Jason Newby, GE Energy Connections
Electrical Systems September 14, 2017

2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Tyler Budde, 27

Engineering Associate, Advanced Technology Services, Peoria, Ill.

By CFE Media
Electrical Systems September 14, 2017

2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Brian Gapske, 36

Software Engineering Team Leader, RedViking, Plymouth, Mich.

By CFE Media
Electrical Systems September 14, 2017

2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Kevin Harris, PE, 33

Engineering Director, Dynamic Test Systems, RedViking, Raleigh, N.C.

By CFE Media
Electrical Systems September 14, 2017

2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Sheikh Nauman Iqbal, 35

Control System Specialist, Intech Process Automation Pvt. Ltd., Lahore, Punjab

By CFE Media
Electrical Systems July 5, 2017

Differences between electric motors and generators

Electric motors and generators have significant differences in terms of function and what they are used for, but both are closely connected to Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic Induction.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Electrical Systems June 19, 2017

Empowered to cut wasted energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) program is designed to find and eliminate energy waste and offers many resources to help organizations achieve their goals.

By Kitt Butler, Advanced Energy; Jay Wrobel, Pete Langlois, Department of Energy
Electrical Systems June 13, 2017

Insulation resistance testers

The MIT515, MIT525, MIT1025, and MIT1525 insulation resistance testers are designed to test high-voltage power cables and buses, large motor/generator windings, as well as line and substation transformers for insulation resistance.

By Megger
Electrical Systems June 12, 2017

Control room temperatures: Strategies to beat the heat

Air-to-water exchangers can reduce variable frequency drive (VFD) heat exposure.

By Mark Harshman, Siemens
Electrical Systems June 7, 2017

Microgrids drive a new energy strategy

Energy master planning provides a bridge to the future by using microgrids to help manufacturers integrate renewable energy resources.

By Philip Barton, Schneider Electric
Electrical Systems March 17, 2017

Seven mistakes to avoid when upgrading your plant to LEDs

Mistakes to avoid when highlighting your plant to LED include choosing the wrong watt level, not using available technology, and making a purchasing without doing your homework.

By Dwayne Kula, MyLEDLightingGuide
Electrical Systems February 13, 2017

Dual-purpose capacitor product line

The DD60 capacitors are designed to block harmonics and prevent resonance in high ambient temperature and high-harmonic current real-world applications

By Frako
Electrical Systems January 26, 2017

Medium-voltage drive for low power applications

The Sinamics Perfect Harmony GH180 variable frequency drives have medium-voltage power output for critical applications and is created by linking a series of low-voltage power cells.

By Siemens
Electrical Systems January 9, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: January 2-January 8: managing small capital projects, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, new EAB members, more

Articles about managing small capital projects, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, new EAB members, 2016 Top Plant, and control panel questions were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 2-January 8. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Brana Webb
Electrical Systems January 8, 2017

Adjustable LED lamp

The Lotus Lamp is designed for versatility with a 180° adjustable mounting arm that allows the Lamp to install in multiple positions and at different lengths for use in a wide variety of applications.

By Hylite
Electrical Systems January 5, 2017

Tips for keeping DC motors healthy

An effective maintenance program prolongs the lifespan of DC motors and prevents expensive and unnecessary repairs.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Electrical Systems December 27, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: December 19-December 25: 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, importance of short-circuit rating, 2016 Top Plant, more

Articles about 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, importance of short-circuit rating, 2016 Top Plant, bearing failures beyond root-cause analysis, and data management driving IIoT were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 19-December 25. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Brana Webb
Electrical Systems November 8, 2016

Six ways to avoid electrical testing problems

It is important to safely start up electrical systems and restarting them securely after routine maintenance has taken place. Six tips to avoid these problems are highlighted below.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Electrical Systems October 18, 2016

Oil-free standard air compressors

The Emeraude-ALE series of oil-free standard air compressors are designed for supplying compressed air to power equipment and plants, as well as for painting, powder conveying and other uses.

By Kobelco
Electrical Systems October 14, 2016

Medium voltage switchgear Webcast: Your questions answered

Jeff Jordan, offer manager for metal-enclosed products, Schneider Electric, answered additional questions on how to increase reliability and decrease cost from the Oct. 6 webcast on medium-voltage switchgear.

By Jeff Jordan, Schneider Electric
Electrical Systems October 12, 2016

Power solution for battery-power applications

CBI all-in-one UPS power solutions combines multiple functions in a single device for use as a power supply unit, battery charger, battery care module, or backup module.

By Altech Corp.
Electrical Systems October 10, 2016

Portable cords for power connections

Type SOOW and SJOOW flexible power cables feature multiple conductors used for electrical power connections requiring flexibility and resistance to many environmental factors.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems October 4, 2016

SCCR code change Webcast: Your questions answered

Thomas Domitrovich and Derek Strittmatter from Eaton answer unanswered questions from the Sept. 21, 2016, webcast on how SCCR code changes will impact procurement, installation, and safety.

By Thomas Domitrovich, Derek Strittmatter
Electrical Systems October 3, 2016

Cable glands for securing electrical equipment

Bimed cable glands are designed to secure wire or cable to electrical equipment while providing strain relief and protection from dust, dirt, and liquids.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems September 29, 2016

Motorized blower for industrial, commercial applications

The TCC motorized blower is an air-moving package that is designed for applications that require low noise and high efficiency.

By Continental Fan
Electrical Systems September 28, 2016

Digitizers with fully synchronous multi-channel acquisition

The LXI-based DN.649x series is designed for applications where a large number of signals need to be acquired and analyzed with speed and precision such as sensors, detectors, rectifiers, antennas and other electronic devices.

By Spectrum Instrumentation
Electrical Systems September 27, 2016

LED retrofit kit expanded

The LED Linear Retrofit Assembly (LRA) option is designed for indoor and covered outdoor strip fixture applications.

By Universal Lighting Technologies
Electrical Systems September 23, 2016

Self-regulating heating system for supply lines

The EasyHeat In-Pipe Self-regulating Heating System is designed to provide economical, reliable in-pipe freeze protection for PE and metallic supply lines.

By Emerson
Electrical Systems September 22, 2016

Electrical distribution, redefined

Technology developments improve safety, maintenance while limiting outages.

By James Stacy
Electrical Systems September 22, 2016

Precision levels for eliminating dog-legs

IDEAL Precision Levels are designed to eliminate dog-legs and to ensure that bent conduit lines up correctly for perfect, labor-saving installations no matter how many bends are made.

By IDEAL Industries
Electrical Systems September 2, 2016

Mid-range turbine air starter

The ST150 turbine air starter with 47 horsepower aluminum motor is designed for fast starts on mid-size, heavy-duty diesel and gas engines.

By Ingersoll Rand
Electrical Systems September 2, 2016

Fork sensor series with red light and laser models

The PS series fork sensors are offered in visible red light and laser models and the rugged metal one-piece construction is designed for constant alignment.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems August 29, 2016

Cordsets for food and beverage applications

The M12 overmolded cordsets are ideal for harsh environments such as demanding vibration and high pressure washdowns.

By Binder-USA
Electrical Systems August 17, 2016

Corrosion protection adhesive tape for electrical and electronic equipment

ElectriCorr VpCI®-150 Tape powered by Nano-VpCI® protects metal in enclosed spaces from corrosion.

By Cortec Corporation
Electrical Systems August 17, 2016

Multi-wavelength LED solar simulator

The LumiSun-50 multi-wavelength LED solar simulator is designed for terrestrial photovoltaic testting and PV research applications.

By Innovations in Optics, Inc. (IOI)
Electrical Systems August 12, 2016

Standby generation as a profit center

Natural gas-powered reliability.

By Gas Technology
Electrical Systems August 8, 2016

Luminaire longevity for AreaMax LED in marine environments

Evluma provides an enhanced coastal package for AreaMax installed in marine shore and salt spray environments.

By Evluma
Electrical Systems August 4, 2016

CHP a ‘powerful combination’ for plants

While combined heat and power faces challenges, it offers intriguing opportunities.

By Roy Palk, LeClairRyan
Electrical Systems August 3, 2016

Variable speed drive with permanent magnet motor

VSD+ technology for GA oil-injected rotary screw compressors adjusts motor and element speed to meet the demand of a plant or facility.

By Atlas Copco
Electrical Systems July 28, 2016

Digital magnification system

CODA, a digital benchtop magnification system, is designed to provide the ultimate in magnification simplicity for production, quality control, and other inspection applications.

By Dazor Lighting Solutions
Electrical Systems July 27, 2016

IR inspections help spot energy loss

Part 1 of 3: Because of the many facets of IR scans, this is the first of a three-part series which sheds light on an important part of a predictive maintenance program.

By David Manney
Electrical Systems July 26, 2016

Rate indicator/totalizer with increased flexibility

The Hoffer HIT-4U rate indicator/totalizer features additional options providing the user with enhanced functionality and flexibility in a compact enclosure.

By Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc.
Electrical Systems July 25, 2016

Liquid-tight flexible conduit

The Liquatite conduit is designed for a wide range of uses in the electrical industry, including motors, lighting, electric signs, elevators, pools/fountains, enclosure connections, and more.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems July 15, 2016

Micro Ethernet communication module

AutomationDirect’s C-more Micro line of operator interfaces includes the EA-ECOM communication expansion module.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems July 14, 2016

Webcast: The Link Between Maintenance and Electrical Safety

This webcast presentation looks at the important link between maintenance and electrical safety and how best practices in both areas can be coordinated to produce a safer and more efficient electrical system.

By Plant Engineering
Electrical Systems July 12, 2016

PSMP cable plugs expand Amphenol RF product line

Amphenol RF builds upon the PSMP board-to-board designs by adding four PSMP cable connectors.

By Amphenol RF
Electrical Systems July 6, 2016

Electronic counter

TULMan electronic counter serves as universal tool to monitor and maintain pneumatic devices.

By Cleco Assembly Tools
Electrical Systems July 5, 2016

Line of flexible waveguides

Flexible waveguides operating 40 GHz over nine bands help fix common alignment issues in waveguide systems.

By Fairview Microwave
Electrical Systems June 20, 2016

Colorimetric analyzer helps monitor manganese and iron in drinking water

The CA6 colorimetric analyzer provides accurate and reliable measurement of manganese (Mn) or iron levels in municipal drinking water production, food/beverage processing, and other high purity water processes.

By Electro-Chemical Devices
Electrical Systems June 14, 2016

Servo adaptor

The compact design of the Lenze servo adaptor provides a more compact and cost-effective solution than using a standard input flange connection from a gearbox to a servo motor.

By Lenze Americas
Electrical Systems June 14, 2016

Ultrasonic flowmeter for superheated steam

The OPTISONIC 8300 ultrasonic flowmeter for superheated steam, delivers 1% measuring accuracy, high repeatability, and has a large dynamic measuring range with maintenance-free operation.

Electrical Systems June 2, 2016

Wall mount steel enclosures for harsh environments

The HWHK Series of wall mount enclosures is designed to house electrical and/or electronic equipment in harsh industrial environments.

By Hammond Manufacturing
Electrical Systems June 2, 2016

LED driver series for large-scale lighting systems

The HLG-320H-C series of LED drivers designed for large-scale lighting systems requiring high voltage with high power.

By Sunpower
Electrical Systems June 1, 2016

Continuous-motion case sealer

The Model 199 continuous-motion case sealer is ideal for high-speed sealing of primed flap and re-shipper cases (RSC).

By Standard-Knapp
Electrical Systems June 1, 2016

Camera-to-light cables

The camera-to-light (CTL) Grey Series of cables provide a directly wired connection between a single light and the Baumer VeriSens® XC series camera.

By Smart Vision Lights
Electrical Systems May 23, 2016

Non-contact infrared thermometer

The micro IR-200 non-contact infrared thermometer provides simple, quick and accurate surface temperature readings of virtually any surface.

Electrical Systems May 23, 2016

Series of process alarm switches

The CR3595 Series of process alarm switches feature LED indicator for alarm status to provide an effective method for signaling alarm status.

By CR Magnetics
Electrical Systems May 23, 2016

Embedded PCs

The Compact CX8190 embedded PCs is ideal for Ethernet communication.

By Beckhoff Automation
Electrical Systems May 23, 2016

Mobile power meter with silicon sensor

The PRONTO-Si, a mobile power meter with silicon sensor, is ideal for use in power measurement applications or testing of structural and equipment laser protective measures.

Electrical Systems May 20, 2016

Multi-sense humidity probe

The HP125 Multi-Sense Humidity Probe measures relative humidity, dew point, temperature, and pressure in industrial and laboratory applications.

By Edgetech Instruments, Inc.
Electrical Systems May 17, 2016

Portable last marker

The VIS-P portable laser marker is ideal for applications to mark plastics, metals and alloys, as well as anodized, painted surfaces.

By Automator
Electrical Systems May 17, 2016

Lumen output areamaster LED

A 26,000 lumen output Areamaster LED version for flood light and high bay applications to address the market's need for an energy-efficient alternative to traditional 1000W HID fixtures in hazardous industrial areas.

By Appleton Group
Electrical Systems May 17, 2016

Ohmic current sense resistors

The Model CSS series features low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) for operating accuracy over wide temperature ranges and excellent long term stability.

By Bourns
Electrical Systems May 17, 2016

Isolated miniDIP dc/dc converters

The MG800xRW series provides 8W of output power in a space saving MiniDIP package. They are specifically designed to provide the compact size, high power density, I/O isolation and model selection required by a wide range of space critical board level applications.

By MicroPower Direct
Electrical Systems May 9, 2016

Circuit monitor panelboard

The Pow-R-Line PXBCM Branch Circuit Monitor Panelboard delivers remote energy usage monitoring and improved compliance.

By Eaton
Electrical Systems May 9, 2016

EtherCAT plug-in I/O modules with compact drive technology

The EtherCAT plug-in modules for motion applications expand the application spectrum of Beckhoff EJ series I/O in mass-produced machinery.

By Beckhoff Automation
Electrical Systems May 9, 2016

3,900-watt LED work area string light set

The 3,900-watt LED work area string light set for general work areas.

By Larson Electronics
Electrical Systems May 9, 2016

Ultra-compact impact tools for technicians

The 35MAX and 15QMAX Ultra-Compact ImpactoolsTM that technicians and operators can use to quickly loosen or tighten a variety of fasteners in confined spaces.

By Ingersoll Rand
Electrical Systems May 9, 2016

Analog to relay limit alarm modules

AutomationDirect’s new FC-series analog to relay limit alarm modules are field configurable for a variety of alarm and control applications.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems May 6, 2016

Regulations look past motors to improve system efficiencies

NEMA: Motion control system can deliver more than six times the power savings by utilizing a power drive system.

By Rob Boteler, Bill Finley, and Tim Schumann
Electrical Systems April 28, 2016

Quiescent current surge stopper

The LTC4380, an ultralow quiescent current (IQ) surge stopper, provides compact overvoltage and overcurrent protection for always-on 4V to 72V electronics in automotive, industrial and avionic systems.

By Linear Technology
Electrical Systems April 28, 2016

LED pedestal mounted work light

The BML-150LED is a 150 watt LED pedestal mount work light that produces 14,790 lumens of light capable of illuminating an area 18,000 square feet in size.

By Larson Electronics
Electrical Systems April 28, 2016

Hazardous location signal light with audible horn

The HAL-TL-5X10W-C-PA is a hazardous location LED signal stack light equipped with an audible horn for use in hazardous environments where explosive and flammable gases, vapors, and dusts may occasionally be present.

By Larson Electronics
Electrical Systems April 26, 2016

High current inductors for high frequency applications

Coilcraft's SLR Family of high current, shielded power inductors is offered with current ratings up to 100 Amps and inductance values from 85 to 370 nH, making it suitable for high frequency applications.

By Coilcraft
Electrical Systems April 26, 2016

Step-down dc/dc converter

The LT8608, a 1.5 A synchronous step-down dc/dc converter, delivers 93& efficiency at 2 MHz and operates from 3.0 V to 42 V inputs.

By Linear Technology
Electrical Systems April 26, 2016

High voltage differential probes

The Elditest voltage differential probes make safe, accurate measurements between two voltage points where neither point is referenced to ground.

By Cal Test Electronics
Electrical Systems April 21, 2016

Fluorescent light fixture with dimmable capabilities

The HAL-EMG-24-2L-T8-D fluorescent light fixture that is constructed of copper free aluminum alloy and powder coated for corrosion resistance.

By Larson Electronics
Electrical Systems April 20, 2016

Modules for PROFIBUS controllers

The SST™ PB3-CPX modules for PROFIBUS controllers enable high-performance, low cost solutions for industrial automation applications.

By Molex
Electrical Systems April 19, 2016

Digital panels

ProSense line of digital panels is a cost-effective solution to display analog process, temperature, load cell, and potentiometer inputs.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems April 15, 2016

Digital programmable attenuators

Digitally controlled programmable attenuators are commonly used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement applications.

By Fairview Microwave
Electrical Systems April 13, 2016

Air-driven liner pump

The Flex-I-Liner pump is designed for use in remote areas where electricity is unavailable or when a spark may ignite the substance being pumped.

By Vanton Pumps
Electrical Systems March 15, 2016

Smart, connected inventory management fuels more efficient service teams

To address the frustrations associated with lost tools and provide a way for users to completely customize the experience they have with their tools, Milwaukee Tool developed the first digital platform that can communicate directly with tools.

By Joanna Rotter
Electrical Systems February 9, 2016

Electromechanical switches for demanding applications

Single Pole Double Throw RF electromechanical switches that cover broadband frequencies from DC to 8 GHz and are ideal in demanding industries and applications.

By Fairview Microwave
Electrical Systems February 4, 2016

Recommended practice for motor repair re-approved as ANSI standard

Standard outlines practices to be followed to maintain motor reliability and efficiency.

Electrical Systems February 1, 2016

The value of VSDs in improving efficiency

The injection molding industry shows how valuable variable frequency drives can be in reducing costs and meeting environment standards.

By Lyle Meyer, Eaton
Electrical Systems December 1, 2015

Sound design principles result in better safety, reliability

Key factors may be underestimated or overlooked if an electrical engineer takes an overly narrow view of the project or makes unrealistic assumptions instead of doing thorough research. A holistic approach, on the contrary, considers four key strategies during the planning process.

By A. Thomas Nestor, PE, SSOE Group
Electrical Systems November 23, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 16-22: Product of the Year Finalists, Applying predictive maintenance, A hot problem, cool solution, more.

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, applying predictive maintenance, a hot problem, a cool solution, electrical noise and EMI, and predictive maintenance: analyze data were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 16-22. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunn
Electrical Systems November 19, 2015

Triple outlet power supply

The MX180T is a 357 W triple outlet power supply with eight ranges.

By Saelig Company, Inc.
Electrical Systems November 3, 2015

Mechanical repairs play a key role in motor repair and reliability

EASA AR100 details steps to take to clean, repair, and test equipment.

By Thomas H. Bishop
Electrical Systems October 6, 2015

Condition monitoring drives for predictive maintenance

Sensonode Blue and Scout Mobile condition monitoring drives for predictive maintenance.

By Parker Hannifin
Electrical Systems September 10, 2015

Laser process heads for high-speed cutting applications

The G6 series and PHF-25 laser process heads have medium and high output powers that are ideal for cutting applications and laser welding of plastic.

By Laser Components
Electrical Systems September 9, 2015

Dust Collection Equipment Webcast: Your questions answered

Webcast presenters Kirt Boston and Chrissy Klocker answered additional questions on topics such as industries that use dust collection systems and the estimated life on a standard filter cartridge.

By Kirt Boston and Chrissy Klocker
Electrical Systems September 9, 2015

Sealed lights for industrial applications

The LE Series of sealed lights features rugged IP65-rated housing, strobe and constant operation capability, and aluminum extrusion T-slot mounting for industrial applications.

By Smart Vision Lights
Electrical Systems August 26, 2015

Laser diode series for electrical, maintenance applications

Laser diode series features an emission wavelength of 520nm for embedded solutions, cameras, and head-up displays.

By Laser Components
Electrical Systems August 25, 2015

Color light measurement sensor

The LEX-1000 color light measurement sensor is designed to measure light sources and illuminated objects.

By EMX Industries, Inc.
Electrical Systems August 20, 2015

High power limiters for electrical applications

Coaxial high power RF wave limiters for electrical industries such as instrumentation, fiber optic communication systems, and point-to-point radio.

By Fairview Microwave
Electrical Systems August 19, 2015

Absorption cooling makes sense

Each area and application is different, but in many places the absorption solution has become much more attractive and will bear reconsideration over an electric chiller.

By Gas Technology
Electrical Systems August 9, 2015

USB digital IO module for industrial environments

The USB-DIO24-CTR6 is a multifunction USB device that can be used in light, motion, and process control applications.

By ACCES I/O Products, Inc.
Electrical Systems August 8, 2015

Enclosures for protecting electrical components

The Ultimate series of enclosures protect electrical and electronic components from harsh environments.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems August 7, 2015

Multiple instrument station for universal testing

The Multiple Instrument Station (MIS4) combines eight laboratory instruments for universal testing as well as eight programmable I/O channels.

By Saelig Company Inc.
Electrical Systems August 6, 2015

Power amplifiers for demanding industrial environments

Power amplifiers have frequencies ranging from 0.5 MHz to 20 GHz and can operate in harsh industrial environments.

By Fairview Microwave Inc.
Electrical Systems August 5, 2015

Portable Spot Air Conditioners in Industrial Applications: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Jim Magallanes answers more viewer questions.

By Jim Magallanes, President of Computer Room Uptime
Electrical Systems July 29, 2015

Optimizing electrical systems through IIoT

New technology, new works will expand the use of condition monitoring.

By Andrew Sohn and Theodore “Ted” Hill III, PE GE
Electrical Systems July 27, 2015

Integrated drive systems Webcast: Your questions answered

Siemens experts offer additional insights into how variable frequency drives (VFDs) provide greater system efficiency.

By Dave Hernandez, Sumit Singhal
Electrical Systems July 21, 2015

Hub-style servo gearboxes

The design and hub-style output is ideal for equipment that requires high-speed, high-precision indexing movement.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems June 24, 2015

Evaluating low and medium voltage motor starting devices

Voltage fluctuations not only affect performance, it can also put the safety of electrical devices and users at risk. That’s where motor starting devices come into play. They ensure electrical equipment gives optimum performance and lasts lifetime despite worst case line voltage and load conditions.

By Jeson Pitt, D&F Liquidators
Electrical Systems June 11, 2015

Mini display port cable assemblies and adapter

Series of Mini DisplayPort cable assemblies as well as a Mini DisplayPort inline adapter are released.

By L-com Global Connectivity
Electrical Systems March 25, 2015

Electromechanical relays for control panels

The 750R series relays are 10 amp general purpose comes with an octal base design and 1500 vrms open contact dielectric strength.

By AutomationDirect
Electrical Systems February 11, 2015

Metal-clad cables with control circuits

MC Luminary Cables are used for LED and fluorescent dimming, reducing procurement time on projects.

By AFC Cable Systems
Electrical Systems November 5, 2014

Firmware for mass flow meters, controllers

Newly added Gas Select COMPOSER defines personalized gas compositions for highly accurate mixed gas flow measurement

By Alicat Scientific
Electrical Systems September 22, 2014

Digital compact Ethernet module

These modules are a machine-mountable solution for connecting industrial controllers to I/O devices in harsh-duty environments.

Electrical Systems June 9, 2014

Industrial robot sales hit record in 2013

The International Federation of Robotics reported the highest number of units sold in 2013.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
Electrical Systems May 1, 2014

Adjustable X and Z axis tools

The BMT (Base Mount Tooling) standard products offer standard X and Z axis tools

Electrical Systems December 19, 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 semiconductors in 2012, according to a report from IHS Inc.

By Source: IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems December 13, 2013

The 2014 HVAC forecast: Warmth and growth

As AHR Expo approaches, industry optimism is high

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
Electrical Systems December 5, 2013

Webcast: Arc Flash University: Safe Use of Electrical Testing Devices

The proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is a critical component of any electrical safety program, and yet proper PPE use often is overlooked, diminished, or simply disregarded by electrical workers in manufacturing.

By Plant Engineering
Electrical Systems November 13, 2013

Emerging solar markets set for rapid installation expansion through 2017

Annual PV installations are expected to increase to 10.9 GW in 2017. Thailand and Turkey are expected to lead with other markets in Europe like Poland and Russia also taking the initiative.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems November 13, 2013

China’s San’an could lead in GaN LED wafer capacity by end of 2014

Chinese die vendor San’an is projected to take the lead in gallium nitride light-emitting-diode (GaN LED) wafer capacity by the end of 2014, overtaking current leader Epistar of Taiwan.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 26, 2013

Global solar inverter shipments fall for the first time in seven quarters during Q2

Global solar PV inverter shipments declined for the first time since 2011 because of falling demand in Europe, but optimism remains high for a rebound because of high demand in the Americas and Asia.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 18, 2013

The third option when facing switchgear issues

Modernization may be an alternative to the common repair vs. replace choices

By H.L. (Hal) Theobald, Schneider Electric
Electrical Systems September 16, 2013

Yingli solidifies dominance in global solar module market

Yingli shipped 1,450 MW worth of solar modules in the first half of 2013, which is up 7% from the same period in 2012 as the company remains the driving force in the PV module business.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 11, 2013

External power adapter and charger market to rise 19% by 2014

The external power adapter and charger market is expected to rise 19% by 2014 because of growth in the smartphone, video game, and tablet markets.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 11, 2013

GaN LED shipments to exceed 100 billion units this year

IMS Research reports that more than 100 billion Gallium Nitride light-emitting diodes will ship in 2013 and revenue is expected to pass the $10 billion mark.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 10, 2013

Solar industry capital expenditures set to rebound as emerging economies boost production

IHS reports that the solar industry will rise by 30% to $3 billion in 2014 because of increased sales in emerging economies in South America, Africa, and the Middle East.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 10, 2013

2.5 GW of residential PV energy storage to be installed by 2017

IHS reports that the residential PV market is expected to reach 2.5 GW of storage by 2017 because of reduced costs and tariffs, particularly in Europe.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 10, 2013

Global solar module pricing stabilizes in Q1; some suppliers to return to profitability in 2013

IHS reports that global gross margins for PV modules rose 1% in the first quarter of 2013 and is expected to reach 6% by the end of the year.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 10, 2013

1.3 GW of PV installations eliminated by EU anti-dumping duties in 2013; double-digit global growth still likely

IHS reports that European PV installations are expected to fall 6 GW in 2013, but the overall growth is projected to be at a double-digit rate because of very strong demand from Asia.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 10, 2013

Global solar power inverter market revenue to fall 5% in 2013

The global market for solar photovoltaic inverters is forecast to decrease by 5%to $6.7 billion in 2013

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems September 10, 2013

World relays market fell in 2012, expected to recover this year

Growth is expected to return to all regional markets in 2013, which will result in global revenues increasing by 5.2% to reach $3.54 billion.

By IHS Inc.
Electrical Systems July 3, 2013

Industrial barcode reader

The DataMan 300 industrial barcode readers feature eight integrated light banks and an intelligent tuning feature for automatic calibration to any setting

Electrical Systems July 2, 2013

Enclosure fan kits and exhaust grilles

The STEGO enclosure filter fans and exhaust grille line is designed to provide optimum climate in enclosures

Electrical Systems February 25, 2011

Inductive sensor detects objects, distance measurement up to 12 mm

The robust IWRR/IFRR Inductive Sensors from Baumer for object detection and distance measurement up to 12 mm are IP67 and/or IP69-rated and sealed against moisture and contaminants and easily withstand temperature ranges from -40 to +80ºC.

Electrical Systems March 1, 2010

Sensor mounting posts, clamps

Posts with scales enable precise positioning of mounted devices and are constructed of 304 stainless steel, laser-marked with metric scale and are available in diameters from 10 to 25 mm and lengths from 100 to 300 mm. Strut post clamps are directly mountable to commonly specified photoelectric sensors.

Electrical Systems March 13, 2009

Magnetic cylinder sensors

Magnetic T- and C-slot cylinder sensors that provide discrete output regarding the end-of-stroke position of pistons in pneumatic cylinders are suitable for automated equipment applications where piston position must be closely monitored.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Electrical Systems November 4, 2008

Copper cable assemblies

These copper cable assemblies are designed for enterprise networking, computing and storage applications where speed, distance and data volume are primary concerns.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Electrical Systems October 9, 2008

Photoelectric sensors – 2008-10-09

The ML7 series miniature photoelectric sensors are IP67 and IP69K protection classes, with designed uses in the food and beverage industry. The housing protects against water jet pressures up to 1450 psi and temperatures up to 176 F, which is the required temperature to clean equipment used in meat, fish, poultry and dairy processing. The sensors are 31x23x11 millimeter and are available in five operating modes including diffuse, diffuse with background suppression, retro-reflective, retro-reflective for clear object detection and thru-beam.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Electrical Systems February 29, 2008

Electrical wire

Intended for general purpose applications, THHN building wire is 19-strand, 600-V uncoated copper wire available in gauge sizes ranging from 4 to14.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Electrical Systems February 15, 2008

Electrical connectors

EMT fittings and couplings are suitable for use in varying applications and come in eight colors.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Electrical Systems January 15, 2008

Photoelectric sensors – 2008-01-15

GLV18 Econo-Vue photoelectric sensors are available in straight and right-angled housings, cabled and quick disconnect versions, and come standard with a flush-mount bracket to create a custom look on panel mounts. Sixty-four sensor models are available in five different sensing modes, which provide sensing ranges up to 20 meters, making them suitable for many photoelectric sensing application.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Electrical Systems August 17, 2007

Emerson acquires Decision Management International

DMI’s software and expertise will expand Emerson’s real-time manufacturing solutions and broaden its spectrum of process facilities.

By Staff
Electrical Systems August 7, 2007

Upcoming coverage in the August issue of PLANT ENGINEERING

PLANT ENGINEERING magazine helps keep you ahead of the curve. Here’s a preview of the upcoming August issue.

By Staff
Electrical Systems June 29, 2007

Photoelectric sensors – 2007-06-29

The V18 Series of photoelectric sensors is available in fiber-optic and background suppression versions, offering visible red and Class 2 laser light sources with adjustable focus and sensitivity settings.

By Staff
Electrical Systems June 20, 2007

Photoelectric sensors – 2007-06-20

The V18 Series of photoelectric sensors is available in fiber-optic and background suppression versions, offering visible red and Class 2 laser light sources with adjustable focus and sensitivity settings.

By Staff
Electrical Systems February 1, 2007

High-voltage cold-shrink termination

Cold-shrink silicone rubber termination kits QT-III, 7672-S-8 (RW) for 69/72,5 kV are designed for indoor or outdoor use. They meet or exceed the requirements of IEC 60840 for 72,5 kV, and solid dielectric insulation, such as PE, XLPE and EPR-shielded, high-voltage cables. The termination requires no tools or heat source, and its light weight means that a crane is not required to install it.

By Staff
Electrical Systems April 1, 2006

Solid-state transducers

OMEGA's PX209 (cable style) and PX219 (connector style) transducers deliver consistent accuracy in small, stainless steel cases-with either 0 to 5 Vdc, 0 to 10 Vdc, or 4 to 20 mA outputs. A four-active-arm bridge sensor employs a micro-machined diffused silicon diaphragm, proprietary thin-film media, and dielectric isolation barriers.

By Staff
Electrical Systems November 1, 1999

Electric heater offers fast thermal response and long life

Quartz heater uses ceramic-metal thick-film technology to provide extremely fast thermal response and heat output in a compact package. Versatile line offers significantly longer life than infrared or other types of conductive heating technologies.

By Staff
Electrical Systems September 1, 1999

Resisting high temperatures

Resbond 908 moistureproof adhesive insulates and protects up to 3000°F. Physical properties include thermal conductivity of 15 Btu/in./hr/deg F/sq ft, dielectric strength of 250 V/mil, and volume resistivity of 10(super 12) ohm-cm.

By Staff
Electrical Systems August 1, 1999

Fire detectors

An 8-p brochure explains how FirePrint fire detectors combine the effects of photoelectric and thermal detection to sense both smoke and heat. This technology recognizes the traits of nearly every conceivable fire hazard. Siemens-Cerberus Div.

By Staff
Electrical Systems June 1, 1999

Light fixture resists corrosion and breakage

Protect-O-Globes are virtually unbreakable and provide the protection of metal guards with total corrosion resistance.

By Staff
Electrical Systems May 1, 1999

Enclosure comparison

A 4-p brochure compares performance of fiber glass to other nonmetallic and metallic materials used in manufacturing enclosures.

By Staff
Electrical Systems October 1, 1998

Photoelectric sensors for harsh environments

E58 harsh-duty photoelectric sensors withstand the demanding applications and rigors of harsh environments. They tolerate high-pressure, high-temperature washdown, chemical attack, abrasion, heavy vibration, and high shock.

By Staff
Electrical Systems September 1, 1998

Monitor detects moisture in dry solids

HydraSense I/L moisture monitor is a high-precision, continuous analyzer for bound-moisture content, particularly dry solids in process.

By Staff
Electrical Systems July 1, 1998

Electric pressure washers

A line of all-electric hot water pressure washers and steam cleaners certified to UL standard 1776 (High Pressure Cleaning Machines) is detailed in an 8-p brochure. The line includes explosion-proof models. Sioux Steam Cleaner Corp.

By Staff
Electrical Systems February 1, 1998

Color sensors

A 6-p brochure introduces a line of color-sensitive photoelectric sensors. These sensors accurately detect extremely minute differences between up to four highly similar colors, even subtly varying shades of white.

By Staff
Electrical Systems February 1, 1998

Grand finale for production in ’97

We can applaud the performance of the U.S. industrial economy as we set the stage for 1998. Overall industrial output for 1997 rose a hearty 5% over 1996 levels. Industrial production for December 1997 was 6% higher than December 1996.

By Staff