Energy Technology Perspectives 2023

Energy Technology Perspectives 2023

Energy Technology Perspectives 2023 highlights major market and employment opportunities, as well as the emerging risks, for countries racing to lead the clean energy industries of today and tomorrow. The energy world is at the dawn of a new industrial age – the age of clean energy technology manufacturing – that is creating major new markets and millions of jobs but also raising new risks, prompting countries across the globe to devise industrial strategies to secure their place in the new global energy economy, according to a major new IEA report.

Conserving Power and CO2 Emissions with Premium Efficiency Motors
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Conserving Power and CO2 Emissions with Premium Efficiency Motors

Saving the environment and thousands of dollars a year January 17, 2023 New motor efficiency vs your installed motors Premium efficiency motors. How much power consumption aka money are you spending that you do not have to? Take a minute while having your coffee to see if you can save money. The process of converting…

Tackling Costly Cavitation Challenges with The Anti-Cavitation Solution in ABB Drives
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Tackling Costly Cavitation Challenges with The Anti-Cavitation Solution in ABB Drives

Cavitation causes damage to pump and pumping systems which increases maintenance costs. It can also destroy the product, resulting in lost revenue. In industries such as food and beverage and water treatment pumps are used to move liquids from one point to another January 16, 2023 Cavitation can occur when the inlet pressure of the…

Access Management for Your Plant and Machinery
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Access Management for Your Plant and Machinery

For comprehensive protection of your staff and optimum safeguarding of your machinery, you need a holistic safety concept, which considers aspects of both safety and security With PILZ’s “Identification and Access Management” portfolio, they offer you a comprehensive range of products, solutions and software for the implementation of safety as well as security tasks. Below you’ll…

Put to the Ultimate Test – Part 1: Torsion Tests by HELUKABEL

Put to the Ultimate Test – Part 1: Torsion Tests by HELUKABEL

Cables and wires in industrial robots and other moving machine parts are often required to withstand extreme stresses caused by torsion. Constant repetitive movements put materials under considerable strain. At the same time, operators expect components to function perfectly and reliably throughout their entire service life to avoid disruptions, outages and safety hazards.

Achieving Matrimony Between Machine Vision and Motion Control in Lab Automation – A Case Study

Achieving Matrimony Between Machine Vision and Motion Control in Lab Automation – A Case Study

As technological advancements become common-place and affordable, more industries look to implement motion control and machine vision systems to automate tasks that may be menial and time consuming. Many industries can benefit from automated systems but, the question is, how do they get started? Often, they know what they want to mechanize, but do not have automation experts on staff to make it happen. Mechatronics Canada had the opportunity to talk with Eric Rice, Product Market Manager – Electric Automation at Festo, to discuss a case study where a customer recently chose Festo to help them implement machine vision with a motion control system to automate their industrial application.

Keeping Canals, Ports and Waterways Clear for Safe Passage

Keeping Canals, Ports and Waterways Clear for Safe Passage

 

HELUKABEL partners with Callan Marie to power their floating dredge equipment and encounters some challenges. HELUKABEL initially started its development of the cabling system design with the underwater pump and cutter motors power section. The challenge was to provide high ampacity cables through a structural arm (the ladder) that submerges both motors. The next challenge was to assist in designing the necessary water-tight transition box for the system that would also terminate the braided shields of the VFD cables. This article describes the collaboration and expertise HELUKABEL provided to keep the canals, ports, and waterways clear for sage passage.

 

Energy Efficiency Is the Best Way for Industry to Cut Costs and Reduce Emissions Right Now

Energy Efficiency Is the Best Way for Industry to Cut Costs and Reduce Emissions Right Now

 

With businesses around the world facing unprecedented pressure from the cost of energy and the urgency of climate change, a new report from the Energy Efficiency Movement shows that improving industrial energy efficiency is the fastest and most effective way for a business to cut energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Efficiency Movement is a global forum of around 200 organizations sharing ideas, best practices and commitments to create a more energy-efficient world.

 

Glycol Chiller & Heater Solutions for the Wine-Making Industry

Glycol Chiller & Heater Solutions for the Wine-Making Industry

One of the most important factors in making wine is fermentation. The rate of fermentation can impact the flavors of the resulting wine. This rate can be manipulated by controlling the temperature during the fermentation process to achieve the desired flavor characteristics. Gems Sensors & Controls looks at an application challenge and solution in this article.

Research from ABB Shows How Cities Can Tackle Water Stress by Reducing Carbon Emissions and Cost of Wastewater Treatment for Reuse

Research from ABB Shows How Cities Can Tackle Water Stress by Reducing Carbon Emissions and Cost of Wastewater Treatment for Reuse

Recently, ABB published the first in a series of new reports for the energy and wastewater sectors to highlight the impact that technology can have in enabling industrial customers to reduce carbon emissions and manage the energy transition for a more sustainable future.

How Festo Is Filling the Training Gap with Workforce Development

How Festo Is Filling the Training Gap with Workforce Development

 

Labour and skills shortages are among the most pressing challenges that manufacturers face today. Access to a large, high-quality workforce is critical for manufacturing to be successful. In this article, Greg James, Regional Sales Manager – Festo Didactic Ltd. shines some light onto what is being done in Canada to help ensure there are enough skilled workers available to keep the factory of the future running.

 

Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems – Making Storage Safe
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Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems – Making Storage Safe

The way we generate power has been undergoing a radical shift over the last few years as our attention has turned more and more toward decarbonization, primarily using solar and wind power on a large scale. For these renewable technologies to be efficient and cost effective, the intermittency supply with solar and wind must be dealt with. The energy from these renewable sources needs to somehow be stored and released when needed most.