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What is the Difference Between AC and DC?

What is the difference between AC and DC?

 There are two types of electrical currents; direct currents and alternating currents. These are the two-ways electricity flows and is simply the movement of electrons through a conductor. The Direct current was first brought to us by Thomas Edison in the 1800s.  Following, the next type of electrical currents to emerge was alternating currents. During the beginning of this “War of The Currents”, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were in a bitter rivalry.

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What is a Dynamometer?

What is a dynamometer? A dynamometer or “dyno” is an instrument designed for measuring power and force. This can be measured in engines and motors as well as other items. This device is able to calculate power by concurrently measuring torque and rotational speed. This allows you to determine the required amount of power that is needed to run a given machine. If you need to know the power requirement essential to drive an engine, you would attach a dynamometer. This would then force a load on the engine, which is then measured to determine the amount of power needed. Other then just mechanical dynamometers these instruments are also used in an array of other areas like emissions testing, medical needs, and rehabilitation. One of the first instruments to be made was the Graham-Desaguliers Dynamometer invented by George Graham, which was made to measure muscular force. Then Froude Ltd. began to manufacture the engine dyno, and the first commercial instruments were established in 1881 by Heenan & Froude.


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What is Industrial Automation?

Today, more then ever, industrial automation is becoming highly prevalent and relied upon to keep up with growing industry expectations. Stemming from the Industrial Revolution manufacturing rapidly increased, which then brought  Mechanization. This made the manufacturing process more optimized and required less labor and amplified production. Currently, with the implementation of automation, we can expand production even further. Now machines are capable of much more and are able to work around the clock and extended productivity.

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