The Solstart soft starter provides smooth, stepless acceleration and deceleration, an internal bypass, and DIN-rail mounting. Solstart is used with small, standard three-phase, three-wire induction motors in commercial applications. Rated at 230, 460, or 575V ac and 8A, the starter provides adjustable soft starts and stops for pumps, fans, small refrigeration and air conditioning systems, elevators and pocket elevators, machine tools, and high-rise fluid pumps.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.