Rockwell Automation Inc. and SuperPower Inc. announced they will work together to design, build, and install high-temperature superconducting (HTS) electric motors and generators for high-horsepower commercial, industrial, and military applications. Under terms of an exclusive agreement between the two companies, Rockwell's Reliance motors and generators will incorporate SuperPower's ceramic-based second-generation (2G) coated conductor technology. Compared to commonly used "first generation" wire, this 2G HTS wire is expected to offer enhanced current carrying capabilities at higher temperatures. For more info, visit www.igc-superpower.com.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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