All Rittal Climate Products Receive UL Certification

Rittal Corporation has received the US and Canadian Listing Certification (FTTA/FTTA7) with Underwriters Laboratory(UL). Rittal climate products, from the energy-efficiency Blue e air conditioners to the air-to-water heat exchangers and filter fans will be UL Listed. “All Rittal products are highly engineered and rigorously tested,” said Eric Corzine, Product Manager, Climate Control for Rittal Corporation. “The

CHERRY Industrial Solutions Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit 2.0 named one of EDN’s “100 Hot Products of 2015.”

CHERRY Industrial Solutions today announced that EDN has named its Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit 2.0 as one of the “100 Hot Products of 2015.” The 2015 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry’s most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness and popularity. Cherry’s Evaluation Kit 2.0 demonstrates Energy Harvesting switch technology.

Danfoss cutting energy consumption by half

The International Energy Agency has stated that energy efficiency can deliver 38% of the greenhouse gas reduction required to avert climate change. Danfoss is now accelerating its own efforts by introducing new ambitious climate targets. Most of the world’s energy consumption comes from industry and buildings, and the potential for cutting it is huge. Danfoss,

Festo develops a smart service unit that lowers compressed air energy cost and contributes to improved machine operation

Festo introduced a first-of-its-kind intelligent service unit that automatically puts compressed air on standby when a machine stands idle, thus reducing energy consumption. These units also alert plant personnel to wasted energy when air leaks from a machine’s pneumatic system. The new Festo MSE6-E2M, or E2M for short, can pay for itself in less than

Industrial power for the Internet of Things

by SOL JACOBS, Tadiran Batteries Many devices on the Industrial IoT will need rugged primary and rechargeable lithium batteries to provide reliable, long-term power. No question there will be a lot of remote wireless devices on the IoT. Many of them will be powered either by primary lithium batteries or energy harvesting devices combined with

Reducing food processing plant’s energy costs

Food processors in the U.S. face an unprecedented competitive environment and must look for ways to be profitable without negatively affecting the quality of finished products. The challenge of maintaining high product quality while simultaneously reducing production costs can often be met through investments in energy efficiency, which may include the purchase of energy-efficient technologies

Zinger: Many energy efficiency measures aren’t economical

Teschler on Topic On Twitter @DW_LeeTeschler Leland Teschler – Executive Editor There’s been a lot of bile spilled in the blogosphere recently about a group of economists at the University of California Berkeley and the University of Chicago. The researchers studied Michigan households participating in a Dept. of Energy effort called WAP (Federal Weatherization

Isolation system manages cargo kinetic energy

Norwegian oil company Statoil’s Gudrun Platform operates in the North Sea’s Gudrun field. The platform operates cranes for around-the-clock cargo handling. As crane operators hoist supplies from ships to the platform, containers (some weighing as much as 8,000 kg) can move toward the Gudron Platform at 3 m/sec. “Moving equipment from a supply ship onto

How Building Energy Management Can Help Your Factory

Finding and leveraging energy savings in commercial buildings has accelerated over the past 10-15 years largely because of modern building automation systems (BAS) and the BACnet standard development in the U.S. and globally. Direct digital control (DDC) has kicked pneumatic control systems to the curb, and energy data is now readily presented to facility managers,

Delta Electronics’ Consolidated Sales Revenues for March 2015 Totaled NT$14,745 Million

Delta Electronics, Inc. announced its consolidated sales revenues for March 2015 totaled NT$14,745 million, representing a 26 percent increase as compared to NT$11,673 million for February 2015 and a 4 percent decrease as compared to NT$15,353 million for March 2014. The company’s cumulative consolidated sales revenues from January to March in 2015 were NT$43,203 million,

Flywheel storage systems increase efficiency

TII Energy, a German-based manufacturer in the heavy-load transporter sector, has expanded its product range to meet future green energy requirements. TII has developed flywheel energy storage systems that are used in mechanical energy storage for stationary and mobile use. The short-term storage devices facilitate fast storage and access times with low operating costs. They

Leine & Linde 600 series encoders now offer EtherCAT option

Leine & Linde’s ISA and IHA 600 series of solid shaft and hollow-shaft absolute rotary encoders are well known to have been optimized for process and machine control in the harsh environments found in steel, mining and energy industries. EtherCAT is one of the latest networking technologies to be utilized for process or equipment control

Conserving energy and reducing leakage with hydraulic fluids

Leakage and system efficiency are always at the top of fluid power users’ minds. This is why several CCEFP researchers are focusing on how to optimize system sealing and fluids. This research was presented at the Center’s first annual Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference at the Marriott at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Kicking off

A cost-conscious way to cool your hydraulic machinery

Finding energy efficient manufacturing processes is a top priority for companies today, but the push for green, environmentally friendly alternatives is still a relatively new trend in the United States. The movement actually began in the European market decades ago. Dale Boyke, distribution market manager, Parker Hannifin Accumulator Cooler Div., said that European manufact-uring companies

The differences between consumer and industrial batteries

Edited by: Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor Battery design is rapidly evolving for both consumer and industrial applications. Consumer devices are not designed to operate in industrial environments. Billions of batteries are manufactured globally each year, the vast majority of which are used in consumer devices such as flashlights, cameras, laptops and cell phones. These consumer

ABB to join United Nations network to promote energy efficiency

ABB announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York that it is joining the United Nations Environment Programme’s global action on improving appliance and equipment efficiency. The company will provide expertise on energy efficient motors and transformers to help governments devise policies that accelerate energy savings. “ABB is excited to be part of the

White Paper: Processor power and energy efficiency

AutomationDirect announces the release of a new White Paper, “Processor Power and Energy Efficiency”, that explains how consumer electronic microprocessor improvements also provide a catalyst for industrial automation advancements. Modern electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, etc. can be used to perform a myriad of tasks including messaging, photos, videos, music, alarms, day planners,

Improving Solar Cell Efficiency

Los Alamos researchers have demonstrated an almost four-fold boost of the carrier multiplication yield with nanoengineered quantum dots. Carrier multiplication is when a single photon can excite multiple electrons. Quantum dots are novel nanostructures that can become the basis of the next generation of solar cells, capable of squeezing additional electricity out of the extra

Managing energy

Energy management is firmly on the agenda of many organizations, particularly manufacturing companies whose energy consumption is typically higher than that of non-manufacturers. In addition to their concerns about meeting energy efficiency regulations, many companies now realize that efficient use of energy is simply good business. The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) announced that it has

Harvesting Energy in Challenging Environments

By Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries A new type of rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers reliable, long-term power for remote wireless devices powered by energy harvesting. If a self-powered wireless device is intended for use in a remote location, and exposed to extreme environmental conditions, it is essential to choose the right power management system. This decision

Freudenberg-NOK Helps Seal Wind Turbines with the R 55 Seal

Renewable energy, and wind power in particular, is playing an increasingly important role in today’s global energy portfolio. But as new windmills are installed across heartlands and down coasts, the components driving their blades and turbines are exposed to extreme environmental conditions including storms, rain, ice and salt. It goes without saying that service disruptions

Sensor Converts Mechanical Pressure to Optical Signals

Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically. The sensor device could provide an artificial sense of touch, offering sensitivity comparable to

All SiC three-phase power module alleviates conventional design constraints

Reducing energy consumption is critical in many part designs. This commercially available silicon carbide (SiC) six-pack power module, CCS050M12CM2, is in an industry standard 45 mm package. As a replacement for a silicon module with equivalent ratings, this module can reduce power losses by 75%, which reduces the size of the heat sink by 70%

The Energy Efficient Factory: Everything You Need to Know About Smart Energy Management

Join us for a free webinar with presenters David Kaley from Mitsubishi Electric Automation and Gregory Maloney from Iconics as they discuss some surprising ways to improve the energy efficiency of your manufacturing facility. With more attention being paid to the energy use of machines in factories as well as directives from the government for

Economical Load Sensing Reduces Energy Consumption

Designed to fit in same volume as comparable constant displacement pumps, A1VO35’s integrated cartridge valve offers the ability to go off stroke when demand is reduced, thereby decreasing energy needed to run systems, while still maintaining constant load pressure. With similar dimensions and performance data to fixed displacement pumps, the pump’s variable displacement is 35 cm3,