Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The charger still functions after it's cut due to a wiring method known as H-tree wiring Credit: (c)2018 Kawahara LaboratoryThe method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects
Think of linear induction motors (LIMs) as rotary motors that have been cut and unrolled to generate linear instead of rotary motion. Linear induction motors are comprised of two parts, the primary and secondary, which interact with one another only when power is applied. Either the primary or the secondary can be fixed while the other moves.
Opto 22 announces world’s first Edge Programmable Industrial Controller: groov EPIC Experienced industrial automation manufacturer and industrial internet of things tools developer Opto 22 today announced a groundbreaking new industrial system to address the needs of automation engineers and developers solving the challenging automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) problems in today’s fast-moving, data-centric environment. This is EP
Cheers to that: Beer waste transformed into energy-efficient window covering
Qingkun Liu, a posdoctoral researcher in physics, lifts up a petri dish holding samples of a new aerogel. (Credit: CU Boulder)
Can a new type of transparent gel, made from readily-available beer waste, help engineers build greenhouses on Mars?
CU Boulder physicists have developed an insulating gel that they say could coat the windows of habitats in space, allowing the settlers inside to trap and store energy from the sun—much like a greenhouse stays warm during the winter. And unlike similar products on the market, the material is mostly see-through.
The Open Process Automation Forum has been hard at work to develop a reference architecture that will transform process control systems. But there are still concerns around functionality and business models in an open, interoperable world.
This pad-free wireless charger can power multiple devices at once
Imagine charging your phone, tablet, and wearable device, at the same time, in any direction from the same power source.
Pi is working to make that a reality.
Among the most important standards for industrial motion control are open networking standards for interoperable communications, but don’t overlook the importance of standard naming conventions to ease system integration and promote Industrial Internet of Things and similarIn a more connected world, machine builders and end users are finding that the digital part of "intelligent" machines is increasingly more complex and challenging to handle. Industry trends focus on topics like modular connected machines, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), plug-and-produce, digital twins, digital factory, and others. The development of motion control applications, as well as the industry itself, is changing rapidly.