Single Atom Light Switches

July 15th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Others
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Hi there, it’s Steven Mill! Check my last article and feel free to give your impressions.

Introduction

Technological advancements have urged the humans to explore a variety of new research and development arenas. Subject specialists and field engineers are committed to explore and probe each and every aspect of the universe. They are determined in making such discoveries possible that are of maximum benefit to mankind.

In the same quest of making almost every phenomenon discernable as well practically utilizable, researches and experiments have been conducted on Single atom light switches.

What is a single atom light switch?

Quantum scientists have been trying hard for the past few decades in bringing about such a technology that thoroughly manipulates the laws of quantum mechanics for their own operation and benefit. Development of a single atom light switch is an extension of this phenomenon.

The basic principle behind single atom light switches is to make use of single atoms and light particles (photons of light). So, it could be said with surety that the combination of a single atom and light particles existing in the form of photons gives rise to a unique entity that is termed as ‘single atom light switch’.

Single Atom Light Switches
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Standby Backup Generators

July 11th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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Our newest active member Andrei wanted to tell you about backup generators, will you have something to add? Comment below.

Introduction

In areas often hit by severe weather conditions there are frequent power outages which can disrupt the normal activities of residents and affect their living conditions and comfort. A power outage can have even more dangerous consequences in public institutions like medical facilities, train stations and office buildings. Imagine being in a skyscraper office building when a power outage occurs and having no light to indicate exits.

Standby backup generators are used to solve this problem by providing backup power to selected circuits or the entire circuit until the main power supply is restored. This allows for certain critical elements to continue functioning during the outage period. Depending on their destination generators come in many types and in this article I will focus more on generators intended for homes and residential areas.

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Tips to Optimize the Life of Electrical Switchgear

July 8th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Panel Building
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Marvin M., one of our newest members from Kenya gives you tips to optimize the life of electrical switchgear. We hope it will help!

Introduction

Modern manufacturing processes, as well as computer processes, primarily seek to reduce on equipment downtime. Equipment failure accounts for millions in damage and lost revenue.

A number of such detrimental scenarios can be eliminated, or reduced through optimizing the switchgear life and enhancing reliability. With limited finances available for new equipment purchase and capital projects, the only workable solution is maintenance of the existing equipment. Do note that switchgear is composed of bus structures, as well as more active components that include fused switching devices and circuit breakers.

The article focuses more on low and medium voltage circuit gears, as they are in wide application in switchgear and switchboards. The following tips do come in handy.

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Setting up a Fuse Box and calculating loads

July 3rd, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Panel Building
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Last time, we told you about Andrei. He sent us an article again to participate in the blog. Remember you can do the same by sending us a mail.

Introduction

Some might consider setting up a fuse box for a residential location a pretty simple task. 16 A circuit breaker and 2.5mm² conductor for wall sockets, 10 A circuit breaker and 1.5mm² conductor for lighting circuit, not very complicated. I should say the above values are for European 230V single phase circuits.

But what if we had to distribute electricity to a workshop or a place that has different than usual loads like motors or power tools? Let’s have a look at how we can setup this circuit and the fuse box for it.

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Vision Systems are too underrated in the industrial sector! (testimony)

June 30th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Others
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In this community, we love reading your personal experiences through articles. It’s been a long time since we received one. Luckily, last week, a senior Electrical Engineering student living in the United States sent us this article.

Fitz – which is his name – has had 4 engineering internships (electrical and industrial based), and it seems like he has a lot to say!

Let’s all read his very interesting testimony…

“Throughout my time in the industrial sector, I have noticed an underutilization of vision systems for manufacturing. I have had the opportunity to work in manufacturing plants, as well as for private engineering firms, so it has allowed me to see both perspectives on vision system integration.

From my experiences, the majority of companies are not familiar enough with the versatility of vision systems to feel comfortable integrating them into their manufacturing processes. While there can be a decent upfront cost for the equipment, the benefits can save companies substantial amounts of money in the future.

Vision Systems are too underrated in the industrial sector
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