Both the Lithium-ion (li-ion) and Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery markets are expected to grow over the next several years. Applications with high voltage and capacity requirements are adopting li-ion technology because of its many advantages - especially the high energy density, small size and low weight. Recent innovations in li-ion chemistry has made it extremely competitive in markets that are weight sensitive and inconvenienced by SLA’s need for frequent maintenance. This paper will outline the technical and business considerations involved in converting an existing product from SLA to li-ion.
Lithium polymer batteries have become common in single-cell consumer applications like cell phones and MP3 players, but industrial and commercial applications are now putting them to good use as well. The thin and custom-shaped cells are now used in large, complex packs. This white paper is an overview of the advantages, disadvantages and guidelines for using Lithium polymer based battery packs.
A review of motion control terms and definitions.
Assemblies made of plastic or other soft materials often rely on threaded metal inserts to secure fasteners and reinforce joints. Though stainless steel may be appropriate for use in some applications, it is often unnecessary. Brass inserts can satisfy the majority of performance requirements while offering significant cost benefits.
This technical note explains how to perform isolation tests on UltraVolt high voltage power supplies by using an ohmmeter to confirm that the three ground terminals are connected together at the star connection in the power supply.
Insight on turbidity and total suspended solids.
A closer look at the key initial steps of water treatment.
White Paper: Relative Humidity Sensor Moisture Analysis vs. Karl Fischer Titration. A green alternative to the standard technology, that produces comparable results, but with greater ease of use, durability and without hazardous chemicals or reagents.
Oil Skimmers, Inc., helps a polyvinyl chloride resins plant meet state regulations for wastewater disposal, while also enabling them to re-sell the recovered waste oil. A Model 6V Oil Skimmer System was customized to fit on the existing wastewater collection and discharge system and can run 24/7 without supervision.
As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) moves forward with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the program continues to evolve. This white paper describes the ongoing CFATS compliance process (which is a combination of technical, procedural, and personnel security) and also provides insight regarding how to develop or revise a comprehensive Site Security Plan (SSP) and prepare for a CFATS Authorization Inspection (AI). Recommendations are relevant to SSPs for all tier levels and should be considered for a facility's initial SSP submission and/or any required SSP resubmission. Download this white paper now: Tips for Inspection and Resubmission.
Get the critical techniques you need to help optimize your systems engineering process, including insights into business benefits and the IBM® Rational® solutions you can leverage to create systems engineering success.
"Smart products have changed the way manufacturers approach developing of complex products. Get the top four ways your organization can use an integrated product management process to thrive on a smarter planet in this informative paper. Product innovation has evolved over the past few years. In the past, innovation relied primarily on advancements in hardware and electronics, but now innovation is dependent on software. In addition, this evolution also involves product engineering being primarily managed within a single company moving to a more collaborative model, involving design partners and suppliers. As a result, innovative product development requires an approach that supports tight collaboration and increasingly complex value chains — an approach IBM calls integrated product management (IPM). To learn more, download this white paper."
"Get answers about how to address quality within product line engineering frameworks, with a focus on these key points:- How your business is impacted when quality management, software testing and the product delivery process are not kept in-line.- How focusing on quality can help bring your software and hardware delivery tools into alignment the software.- The processes and methodologies that help create a robust support environment."
The emergence of ultra-large scale Systems of Systems promises efficiencies and capabilities for the creation and delivery of societal services unimaginable 10 years ago. Such systems have, as parts, not only information management systems but also cyber physical systems such as power grids, emergency response systems, water and sewer systems, and so on. This brave new world requires ways of thinking, planning, development, delivery, deployment and operation that differ widely from those of conventional systems. Systems of systems have chaotic interactions that are too complex to fully engineer in the traditional sense, yet must offer 100% reliability, even in the presence of failures. These systems bring not only promise, but also challenge and opportunity. New ways to reason about reliability, safety, and security are needed to ensure success. With the Smarter Planet initiative, IBM is tackling the exciting possibilities and addressing the needs of this space. This white paper will help you better understand the opportunities and challenges related to large-scale systems of systems by examining the evolution of systems and emerging issues related to creating smarter systems.
Get the help your organization needs to link product paths into an intelligent whole, using software as the invisible thread to make it happen. This white paper examines software delivery for smart products, plus strategies for turning software development evolution into a business practice, and more.