Motorsoft (www.motorsoftmotors.com) has unveiled a dynamometer kit for teaching students and engineers the operating characteristics of various precision electric motors and electronic drives. The basic kit comes with three interchangeable test motors, including a PM dc, a 3 phase ac induction, and a PM brushless motor along with a calibrated PM dc generator as a load. All motors, except for the PM dc, are fitted with a 1,000 line optical encoder, couplings, and motor bases to enhance interchangeability.
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
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