simplify the protection of bearings in VFD-driven
motors, Electro Static Technology has introduced the Split-Ring AEGIS™
Bearing Protection Ring with Conductive Epoxy Mounting. Developed for fast,
easy field installation without detaching coupled equipment, the new Split-Ring
kit offers long-term protection of ac motor bearings from electrical damage, safely
channeling VFD-induced bearing currents
to ground. The unit has a 360-degree circumferential inner ring of conductive
microfibers permanently secured in place by the patented AEGIS
FiberLock™ channel. The FiberLock channel design not only prevents
the microfiber brushes from loosening or falling out, but also protects them
conventional shaft grounding brushes, the ring is maintenance-free and lasts
for the life of the motor. It works with virtually no friction or wear,
regardless of motor rpm, and is unaffected by dirt, grease or other
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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