Motor and Drive Sizing – Part 2

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sizing a motor correctly is easy.  It’s all about the load conditions.  Starting and running.  Those are the two operating points we have to know about in order…

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Motor & Drive Sizing

Sunday, January 18, 2015

It has been over 100 years since the invention of the AC motor by Nicola Tesla.  You would think that after all this time, that getting the motor…

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Time and Turing

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Alan Turing’s genius as a mathematician was recognized in his day for his ability to solve the most sophisticated encryption algorithms of the Second World War.  The team…

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Energy and the Balance of Power

Sunday, January 4, 2015

  In modern times the backbone of the industrialized world is energy. While electricity is the dominant form of energy for manufacturing, the dominant form of energy in…

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Energy is one of the crucial building blocks of an industrial society. We heat, we cool, we pump water and we move around our geography with relative ease….

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man and machine

Man and Machines

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Machines are systems that convert energy and do work.  Machines come in large classes that can be sorted by industry and activity.  Transportation systems such as cars, trains,…

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Rise of the Machines?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Artificial Intelligence is a major software technology that has been under development for decades.  As with many forms of technology, the current hype around artificial intelligence doesn’t really…

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Internet of Things Hype

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Internet of Things continues to generate a lot of “buzz”.  One market research firm forecasts $1.9 trillion in revenue by 2020 in global economic value created by…

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Technology Applied

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Technology is a term that is broadly used and highly misunderstood.  It is the art of, or skill that is based on the underlying principle of a certain…

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NCR N-530 Bombe Enigma Decryption Machine

Technology Defined

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Webster’s dictionary defines technology as “the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area” and “a manner of accomplishing a task, especially using technical processes or methods”….

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