Brochure includes descriptions, photographs, and diagrams on epoxy resin insulation systems for motors. These resins are coated directly onto the steel, thereby eliminating the problem of "wind downs," or magnet wire placement under traditional slot liners. The resin coating is thinner than slot liners so magnet wire turn length is reduced. Less magnet wire is required in the coil, resulting in less weight, greater efficiency, and less heat buildup, or more wire can be added to increase power output.
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Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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