Once renewable energy systems like green roofs, solar power systems and wind turbines are installed, owners often want to verify their effectiveness, particularly when rebates and tax credits are involved. With the HOBO U30/Wi-Fi Remote Monitoring System from Onset Computer Corp., installers like Clean Energy Design Co. can install sensors without running wires, using Wi-Fi to gather data that documents performance. Onset's data logger also monitors the energy systems, sending alerts if problems arise. The remote transmitters can be located indoors or outdoors.
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.