Design for motion control and actuation

Motion control actuation design tips

For many years we have been developing methods, models and testing procedures for motion control and actuation applications viz. tracking the sun, automated assisted seating for vehicles, office space automation etc. All motion applications include use of any form of mechanical/hydraulic/pneumatic/hybrid actuators, a motion control system, an algorithm and a deep understanding of the environment … Read moreDesign for motion control and actuation

FACTORS AFFECTING LEVELIZED COST OF ENERGY(LCOE)

Prior to approving the Capex for solar power plants, clients are concerned about the number of units (kWh/year) their proposed solar plant would produce, and there is always doubt in the location-based estimates given to them. The fact of the matter is, the design of the solar power plants need to be optimized to the … Read moreFACTORS AFFECTING LEVELIZED COST OF ENERGY(LCOE)

ENGINEERING FOR USEFULNESS AND RELIABILITY

When I first jumped into the solar sector, I always wondered how these devices on the drawing board are going to make it through the 15-20 year life cycle period in extreme weather conditions. This question on reliability during the design stage keeps most product development engineers/designers up late nights, filled with checking back into … Read moreENGINEERING FOR USEFULNESS AND RELIABILITY

KEY FACTORS FOR A HIGHLY EFFICIENT SOLAR POWER PLANT

Today’s solar power plants are vetted to replace part of conventional grid electricity generation. In the year 2016-2017, solar power in India produced a little above one percent of the total electricity requirement of 1,038 kWh. Part of the problem might be a lack of understanding into the performance, capital costs, maintenance costs over the … Read moreKEY FACTORS FOR A HIGHLY EFFICIENT SOLAR POWER PLANT