All posts by Mike Wheeler

Stepper motor for automated applications

Toshiba has launched the TB9120FTG, a constant-current 2two-phase stepping motor driver for automotive applications. The new IC outputs a sine-wave in electric current using only a simple clock input interface, with no need for an advanced functional MCU or dedicated software. Sample shipments start in November, with mass production scheduled to start in July 2019. … Continue reading Stepper motor for automated applications

Car manufacturer launches Adelaide solar plant

Car parts manufacturer Precision Components has partnered with the University of South Australia (UniSA) to launch a next generation solar power technology facility in Adelaide. The 25-heliostat field in Edinburgh Parks will support the development of renewable power both domestically and overseas, as well as the design for remote WiFi-controlled heliostat. The project was aided … Continue reading Car manufacturer launches Adelaide solar plant

Aussies keen to curb energy uptake by using incentives

More than 64 per cent of Australians support the idea of incentivising energy users to curb their energy use, an independent poll commissioned by the Australia Institute has found. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Australian Energy Market Operator, this week announced its $35.7 million demand response … Continue reading Aussies keen to curb energy uptake by using incentives

Overcoming challenges with intelligent power management solutions

In recent years Australia has experienced power disruptions on an unprecedented scale.  From rolling blackouts to the 2016 South Australian state-wide outage, increasing consumer demand and extreme weather are causing havoc for the nation’s power supply. For businesses, it’s never been more essential to have a robust power management system. Nonetheless, many organisations are still … Continue reading Overcoming challenges with intelligent power management solutions