January 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Kathie's Question of the Day: Do you think the U.S. will reach 80% renewable energy by 2035?



In President Obama's State of the Union Address last night he presented his goal for 80% of the nation's energy to come from renewable energy sources by 2035. 

 

But do you think this goal is…

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Added by Kathie Zipp on January 26, 2011 at 2:01pm — 2 Comments

#Tweetchatting For Beginners

Think that Twitter is irrelevant?  Think again.

Think that Twitter is just for spamming?  You’re wrong.

Think that Twitter is not for the average Joe? You may be surprised.

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Added by Lance Brown on January 26, 2011 at 5:44am — 2 Comments

Kathie's Question of the day: Can community solar bring ownership to the masses?

I read an interesting article on Lead Energy.org recently. Blogger Mckenna Morrigan states her opinion on community solar projects. She explains this "market-deployment strategy" can expand access to clean energy, provide jobs, spur local investment, and drive down the cost of solar panels. 

 

But solar projects have been slow to materialize. She names…

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Added by Kathie Zipp on January 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Kathie's Question of the day: What do you think about our renewable relations with China?

At a recent summit Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Barack Obama met to discuss disputes between the world’s two largest economies and energy consumers. Particularly, China’s wind power subsidies and its slowdown in exports of rare earths minerals, used in everything from wind turbines to cell phones,…

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Added by Kathie Zipp on January 20, 2011 at 8:12am — 4 Comments

Electrical PM Tools

This is a continuation of the series of post titled; "Electrical Preventive Maintenance Will Keep You Safe and Warm", a collection of guest post by Stuart Smith, MBA, MS.



Electrical PM Tools

By Stuart Smith



Performing electrical preventive maintenance can be done with the help of a number of technology tools. Which tool or combination of that works best for your facility… Continue

Added by Donald Fitchett on January 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Nook Industries Implements Laser Lead Checking Machine :: Design World Article

Nook Industries Implements Laser Lead Checking Machine

by Miles Budimir, Senior Editor

 

Thursday, April 22, 2010 

 

Cleveland, OH - Nook Industries has recently expanded its precision rolled ball screw quality verification…

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Added by Nook Industries on January 17, 2011 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

Forsta self-cleaning filters have strong performance advantages over sand filters at a fraction of the cost

Engineers across industrial, municipal and irrigation sectors recommending sand filters for suspended particle removal will improve operations and increase sustainability by switching to self-cleaning screen filters.   Water use…

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Added by Forsta Filters Inc. on January 14, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

New and used test equipment

 

For Sale

Brand new (Never used) Tektronix Digital Storage Scope (15 GHz BW)

TDS6154C

 

Used and excellent condition (Like New) Tektronix Spectrum Analyzer Model 2782

 

 

Added by Richard Graziano on January 13, 2011 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Great Article: Bionic Engineer creates a prosthetic foot.

This is an excellent article detail new innovations in Bionic engineering. The bionic foot uses actuators to replicate the sense of the functionality that a human foot would produce.

 

http://www.designnews.com/article/511689-Bionic_Engineer.php

 

Added by Curtis Thompson on January 13, 2011 at 6:09am — No Comments

How Often Should Electrical PM be done?

This is a continuation of the series of post titled; "Electrical Preventive Maintenance Will Keep You Safe and Warm", a collection of guest post by Stuart Smith, MBA, MS.



How Often Should Electrical be done?

By Stuart Smith



Electrical systems should have a thorough inspection by a licensed electrician every 3 to 5 years. Individual assets should be inspected according to manufacturer… Continue

Added by Donald Fitchett on January 12, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

New Equipment Digest releases more info on the Infinity 1 (RSA)

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Added by Nook Industries on January 11, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Solar-powered land vehicle breaks Guiness World Record

Sunswift a student-lead solar racing team, has broken the Guiness World Land-Speed record for a solar-powered vehicle. The record was set at 88km/h on January 7. The previous record was set by…

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Added by Kathie Zipp on January 11, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments

closed loop vector control AC drive (frequency inverter, VSD)

World class high performance closed loop vector control AC drive (frequency inverter, VSD)Applications:

Cranes and hoists, Winding, Material handling, Automotive testing, Extruding, Intelligent Drives...

Power rating : 0.4 kw ~630.0 kw (less than 1 hp to 840…

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Added by Richard on January 11, 2011 at 4:51am — No Comments

How come PV gets to go on a cruise?!



Royal Caribbean has installed solar panels on its Allure of the Seas cruise ship. The ship set sail on December 5 out of Port…

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Added by Kathie Zipp on January 7, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Nook’s Roller Screw Actuator





Nook’s Roller Screw Actuator…

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Added by Curtis Thompson on January 5, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Compact linear actuators

Compact linear actuators…

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Added by Curtis Thompson on January 5, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

SolidWorks vs ProE

Hello engineers

I am a SolidWorks drafter…

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Added by Benjilali MAhdi on January 4, 2011 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

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