Power Generation http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/7664/more en Wind power without wind turbines http://machinedesign.com/archive/wind-power-without-wind-turbines <div class="field-byline"> Leland E. Teschler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrostatic wind power harvests wind energy with no turbine blades, gearboxes, or other expensive hardware. But there are still challenges to be overcome before the concept is ready for prime time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/wind-power-without-wind-turbines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/wind-power-without-wind-turbines#comments Alternative Energy Sources Features Power Generation Sustainable Engineering Wind Power Energy Archive Tue, 09 Apr 2013 04:42:03 +0000 24531 at http://machinedesign.com Compact engine packs a powerful punch http://machinedesign.com/technologies/compact-engine-packs-powerful-punch <div class="field-byline"> Leslie Gordon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paul Karlan first thought up his Karlan Cam Engine for surface vehicles about 50 years ago when he was trying to figure out a different way to change the reciprocating motion of pistons to rotary motion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/compact-engine-packs-powerful-punch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/compact-engine-packs-powerful-punch#comments 2012-11-08 Inventor's Corner Mechanical Power Generation Technologies Energy Archive Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:33:45 +0000 11915 at http://machinedesign.com Rotary actuator increases speed, rotation, and response while cutting costs http://machinedesign.com/news/rotary-actuator-increases-speed-rotation-and-response-while-cutting-costs <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To improve the speed and control of rotary actuators used in laser scanning and other optical systems, engineers at Pangolin Laser Systems, Orlando, Fla., decided to take matters into their own hands and designed a new rotary actuator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/rotary-actuator-increases-speed-rotation-and-response-while-cutting-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/rotary-actuator-increases-speed-rotation-and-response-while-cutting-costs#comments 2012-08-09 Mechanical News Power Generation Scanning the Field Technologies What's Inside? Energy News Archive Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:46:56 +0000 11778 at http://machinedesign.com Wind turbine blades that change pitch boost wind power efficiency http://machinedesign.com/news/wind-turbine-blades-change-pitch-boost-wind-power-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Robert Repas </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p><strong>Blade-pitch systems avoid wind-turbine catastrophes in high winds.</strong></p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A variable-pitch wind-turbine blade adjusts its angle with changing windspeed for higher efficiencies over a greater range of wind speeds and helps prevent turbine blade runaways and other dangerous conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/wind-turbine-blades-change-pitch-boost-wind-power-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/wind-turbine-blades-change-pitch-boost-wind-power-efficiency#comments 2011-08-11 Features Mechanical Motion Control/Mechatronics News Power Generation Turbines Technologies Energy Motion Control Pneumatics News Archive Thu, 11 Aug 2011 23:41:19 +0000 11337 at http://machinedesign.com Power monitoring and metering http://machinedesign.com/technologies/power-monitoring-and-metering <div class="node-body article-body">The PM3 power-monitoring and metering module is for branch and main circuit applications. It measures current and voltage, calculates power and energy usage, and provides breaker status</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/power-monitoring-and-metering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/power-monitoring-and-metering#comments 2011-05-19 Mechanical Power Generation Technologies Energy Archive Fri, 20 May 2011 00:57:53 +0000 17966 at http://machinedesign.com Meeting the efficiency challenge http://machinedesign.com/news/meeting-efficiency-challenge <div class="node-body article-body">Next to the economic recovery taking hold in most markets, two topics dominate business conversations: the environment and energy. Also, the current debate about sources of energy</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/meeting-efficiency-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/meeting-efficiency-challenge#comments 2011-05-05 Mechanical News Power Generation Technologies Energy News Archive Thu, 05 May 2011 01:13:50 +0000 11211 at http://machinedesign.com Scanning for Ideas: Opposed-piston, opposed-cylinder engine bumps up the power density http://machinedesign.com/news/scanning-ideas-opposed-piston-opposed-cylinder-engine-bumps-power-density <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An engine being developed at Ecomotors, Allen Park, Mich., is based on an opposed-piston opposed-cylinder (OPOC) concept updated with the latest computer modeling and thermodynamic analysis</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/scanning-ideas-opposed-piston-opposed-cylinder-engine-bumps-power-density" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/scanning-ideas-opposed-piston-opposed-cylinder-engine-bumps-power-density#comments 2011-05-05 Mechanical News Power Generation Scanning the Field Technologies What's Inside? Energy News Archive Thu, 05 May 2011 00:27:36 +0000 11214 at http://machinedesign.com Bearing isolator shaft-ground ring - Electro Static Technology http://machinedesign.com/archive/bearing-isolator-shaft-ground-ring-electro-static-technology <div class="field-byline"> Denise Greco </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Aegis 841 SGR bearing isolator shaft-grounding ring protects severe-duty motor bearings from harmful VFD-induced shaft currents and from contaminants with an IP56 noncontact seal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/bearing-isolator-shaft-ground-ring-electro-static-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/bearing-isolator-shaft-ground-ring-electro-static-technology#comments 2010-04-22 New Products Products & Reviews Shafts Products Mechanical Drives Archive Thu, 08 Apr 2010 05:17:45 +0000 17570 at http://machinedesign.com Fan heater for enclosures - Omega Engineering Inc. http://machinedesign.com/archive/fan-heater-enclosures-omega-engineering-inc <div class="field-byline"> Denise Greco </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The CR027 fan heater maintains minimum operating temperatures in enclosures to help prevent failure of electronic components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/fan-heater-enclosures-omega-engineering-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/fan-heater-enclosures-omega-engineering-inc#comments 2010-03-04 Fans New Products Products & Reviews Temperature Temperature & IR Products Technologies Sensors Archive Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:34:04 +0000 17504 at http://machinedesign.com Electromagnetic clutches with custom shafts -- Ogura Industrial Corp. http://machinedesign.com/archive/electromagnetic-clutches-custom-shafts-ogura-industrial-corp <div class="node-body article-body">Those who use MC-style electromagnetic clutches can now specify custom shafts instead of standard 400-Series stainless. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/electromagnetic-clutches-custom-shafts-ogura-industrial-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/electromagnetic-clutches-custom-shafts-ogura-industrial-corp#comments 2010-01-14 Clutches New Products Power Generation Power Transmission Products & Reviews Shafts Products Energy Mechanical Drives Archive Tue, 05 Jan 2010 06:43:46 +0000 17458 at http://machinedesign.com