Electrical Systems

Cyberattack vectors in the connectivity landscape.
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
Courtesy: Cornell University
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
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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
Courtesy: Cressall Resistors
Electrical Systems December 11, 2021

Powering the shift to electric mines

How resistors can facilitate safe, efficient underground mining.

By Simone Bruckner
Courtesy: Purdue University and Jared Pike
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
Courtesy: Duke Energy
Electrical Systems October 5, 2021

Why more manufacturers are turning to microgrids

Microgrids mitigate power distribution vulnerabilities

By Brent Tracy
Courtesy: Cressall Resistors
Electrical Systems October 1, 2021

Protecting power systems

The benefits of neutral earthing transformers for safe transmission

By Martin Nicholls
Courtesy: EU Automation
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
Courtesy: EU Automation
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