Peak Sine Drive Controller Packs 15X the Power

Image 1 of 2      Next >

A new peak sine drive controller from Moog can handle 15 times the amount of powerand is 500 cubic inches smaller than its predecessor.(Source: Moog Inc.)
A new peak sine drive controller from Moog can handle 15 times the amount of power
and is 500 cubic inches smaller than its predecessor.
(Source: Moog Inc.)

Image 1 of 2      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Threaded|Newest First|Oldest First
User Rank
Liquid the way to go
naperlou   5/17/2013 9:25:19 AM
Al, this is an interesting development in the power electronics field that parallels the ones I have seen in the computing world. Even on high preformance desktop computers liquid cooling is being used.  For servers in a data center, the densities have forced that.  I read a while back that Verizon and at&t were both specing liquid cooling for their data and switching center.

User Rank
Re: Liquid the way to go
far911   5/19/2013 8:44:05 AM
I read an article showcasing various data centers situated around different states in the US which were naturally ventilated. The architecture depicting their design and locale was very astonishing.

User Rank
Re: Liquid the way to go
ratkinsonjr   5/20/2013 9:47:17 AM
I could also see a scaled-down version of this for use in electric cars. Space and weight constraints are even more severe in electric cars than they are aboard ships. Automakers already have experience with liquid cooling and the coolant could also supply cabin heat, instead of the resistance heating or heat pumps now used with pure electric cars (hybrids still use engine coolant from the internal-combustion engine for cabin heat, of course). 

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Replace the entire unit?
TJ McDermott   5/19/2013 7:16:33 PM
Liquid cooling is more efficient, but also more troublesome to maintain.  Note that Moog's Naval Systems is developing this.  I can easily see the reduced size being very attractive.

The heat has to go somewhere though, so this liquid system would probably interface with some sort of seawater heat exchanger having its own maintenance difficulites.

I can see this unit being quite self-contained - literally sealed.  Uncouple the heat exchanger connections, the line in and load out connections, and the control connection and yank the whole thing if it did fail.

Current technology devices that are air-cooled have replacable modules - only a part of them usually fails (well, hopefully only a part fails).

Don't get me wrong - this is really cool stuff (no pun intended).  But it doesn't come without a price.

User Rank
Smaller design
apresher   5/20/2013 2:36:46 PM
Interesting thought to use this technology in electric cars.  Wonder if the cost would be prohibitive for quite some time?

Partner Zone
More Blogs
Governmental policies and mandates in Europe are leading the way in creating low-carbon manufacturing.
According to a Randstad Engineering compilation of salary studies, engineering salaries are increasing beyond inflation, with employers paying to keep potential suitors away from their employees.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Check out these gifts that will make you the hero of your Secret Santa party.
Design News Webinar Series
11/10/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/29/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/20/2015 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/2/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 6 - 10, Building Raspberry Pi Controllers with Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7

Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service