Submitted by Joe Feeley on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 15:35
Here's a video from the Siemens Rail Systems Business about the latest Amtrak electric locomotives rolling out of the shop for the Northeast corridor. It includes a discussion about the energy saving expected to be realized from use of regenerative braking systems to recover otherwise wasted electricity.
This has to be one of the coolest steppers-work-like-servos stories ever. Now, you may already know about Winter, the three-month-old, bottlenose dolphin that became tightly trapped in a crab trap line and lost her tail in 2006, and was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) from Mosquito Lagoon near...
Can you rewind (plus new bearings, etc.) a standard-efficiency motor to bring it to a higher efficiency than it was rated for? Can you approach premium levels? How about rewinding premium to approach "super" premium? Our customer's rewinder says it can come close.
When we talk to customers about controls upgrades, we're starting to get questions about viewing energy usage in the HMI, and sometimes sending energy consumption data to asset management systems. This is mostly about electric motors, but there's a little air consumption involved, too.