Siemens Targets Electric Car Business
News 12/20/2010 1 comment With the launch of its Inside Electric Cars division, Siemens is positioning itself as a global provider of an entire range of technologies for electric car designers and manufacturers.
Saving energy with ABB drives
News 12/9/2010 Post a comment Processes driven by electric motors consume vast quantities of electricity and even small improvements can lead to dramatic savings. The installed base of ABB drives, which control the power consumed by electric motors, saves an equivalent of 180 million tons of CO2 each year.
Introducing Design Decisions
News 12/8/2010 Post a comment This editorial platform will be open to anyone - industry supplier or practicing engineer - to point out the highlights in making one type of design decision over another.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.