low voltage Power Generation System is a lightweight solution being used by the United States
Army for board vehicle power (OBVP) generation to their Fuel-Efficient
Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED). Kollmorgen says the system enables the FED Alpha vehicle to
provide 30kW of power at 28V dc, over a wide engine operating band. Kollmorgen's
low voltage power generation platform consists of flexible power electronics
that support multiple generator configurations and mild hybrid
capability. The generator system used in the FED vehicle is an in-line
ISG 28V dc, 30kW liquid cooled generator with three 10 kW air cooled power
electronics modules, which communicate on J1939 software protocol. The low
voltage platform also includes a belt driven air cooled generator that produces
30kW at 28V dc, utilizing the same controllers as the ISG system.
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.