Test & Measurement

July 2021
Climate-Neutral Fuel Cell Test with Regenerative Loads

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Figure 1. E-Mobility: Sustainable battery recycling with EA Elektro-Automatik

Fuel cells have found applications in material handling vehicles, delivery vehicles, long-haul trucks, and use as backup power systems. Government initiatives, economic incentives, and new applications are resulting in a market growth rate exceeding 30%. An individual fuel cell generates under 2V of output
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Date:
07/31/2021

Mahr Introduces New MarSurf WI White Light Interferometer
Mahr Inc., introduced its new MarSurf WI, a white light interferometer, developed in cooperation with NanoFocus, that enables high-resolution 3D measurement and maximum ease of use. The new system features evaluation technology based on artificial intelligence (AI), which allows the highest accuracy to
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07/29/2021
Automotive Test Bench Supports Brake Hydraulic Pressure
MB Dynamics, Inc. announced the global market introduction of the Model BHP/EPB, a test bench for automotive brake hydraulic pressure (BHP) & electric parking brake (EPB) systems R&D.   The Model BHP/EPB test bench accurately measures and controls the hydraulic pressure and EPB power levels app
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Date:
07/20/2021
Benefits of Digital Switching in Programmable AC Power Sources

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Figure 1. Conventional AC power source topology

Programmable AC power sources have been widely used to implement and support numerous product test procedures over the years. They provide the test engineer with the ability to fully control voltage, frequency, and current to the unit under test (UUT). Products like these are used to simulate various power conditions an
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07/19/2021
Utility Paralleling Systems for Renewable Energy Installation
Russelectric, A Siemens Business, offers its Paralleling System, ideal for ensuring that critical loads experience no interruption when transferring between all power source assets in renewable energy installations. The System can be configured for peak shaving and utility-sponsored load curtailment programs. The Paralleling System also offers high resiliency, power continuity and security for critical renewable energy installations.  
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07/09/2021
Dynamometer Systems Help Test Efficiency of Electric Motors
SAKOR Technologies Inc. announces that it has developed a series of dynamometer systems ideal for customers required to test and verify the level of efficiency of electric motors in accordance with a variety of national and international standards, including IEC 60034-2-1; IEEE 112B; and Canadian standard C
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07/08/2021
IoT Development Platform Dramatically Reduces Time-to-Market
Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced an innovative new IoT system design platform that significantly eases the prototyping of IoT systems. The Renesas Quick-Connect IoT system consists of standardized boards and interfaces, enabling designers to quickly and easily connect a wide range of sensors to MCU de
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Date:
07/07/2021
ROHM’s New 80V Withstand 5A Output Power Supply ICs
Recent years have seen evolving markets of battery-driven applications and advanced industrial equipment such as 5G base stations and factory automation systems equipped with new functions utilizing IoT. This demands power supply ICs that are not only compact and operate at high efficiency, but also deliver lar
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07/01/2021
BLDC-Based Cordless Power Tools Offer Longer Run Times and a Better User Experience

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Figure 1. Three-phase BLDC motor drive overview

Introduction Cordless power tools are becoming increasingly popular in professional and DIY usage due to their ease of use, portability, and increased safety over mains-powered tools. With the inclusion of brushless DC (BLDC) motors, they are now suitable for most tasks. However, manufacturers are being chal
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Date:
07/01/2021