?? What are your thoughts on energy monitoring tools? Seems like they would be a foundation for evaluating the efficiency of any form of alternative energy that consumes electricity. Thanks for an informative session Jon.
Thank you -- Energy monitoring tools would be a great idea if they could become standardized. Even efficiency calculations vary. For fuel based systems, the intrinsic energy in the fuels would have to be normalized against costs to make it an apple to apple comparison. Since fuel costs change, this would have to be alive caluclating spreadsheet type of tool. This would be a good thesis project.
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.