Posted on April 8, 2010 - ( views)
Energy harvesting is used to replace the battery of wireless instruments and sensors with an unlimited, green, sustainable, maintenance-free power supply. As the result of a joint development project between ABB and Micropelt, a WirelessHART temperature transmitter has been equipped with a thermal energy harvesting unit containing two Micropelt Thermogenerators MPG-D651 with a footprint of 6 mm² each. A temperature gradient of 30°C between the sensed medium and ambient air is sufficient to fully cover the power demand of the mesh-networked wireless instrument.
This year, the IEN Europe Award for the most innovative product of the past twelve months went to Schaeffler for an online condition monitoring system. In an exclusive Interview, IEN Europe talked with two representatives of the company about the system, the acceptance of condition monitoring in general and further developments in that area that were presented at Hannover Messe 2013. The June issue also features a Special on Control & Automation, including product news, a Statement on recent IT trends in that field, and a Cover Story about combinig the latest RFID with IO-Link technology.
This year, the IEN Europe Award for the most innovative product of the past twelve months went to Schaeffler for their FAG...
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