While conductors exhibit low resistance and insulators feature high resistance, semiconductor materials are those that feature electrical conductivity values between the two. Semiconductors are produced from a number of compounds, common ones being gallium arsenide. They may also be produced with pure elements as well, such as germanium and silicon. With such materials, semiconductor devices may be produced and used for applications such as electronic circuit module fabrication, solar cells, laser diodes, and much more. As semiconductor devices and associated hardware serve as cornerstones of modern electronic manufacturing, having a general understanding of their functionality and types can be very beneficial.


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Motor drives, often simply referred to as drives, are equipment that may be paired with machinery in order to manage speed. Within the realm of industrial manufacturing, for example, assembly lines and industrial processes will typically vary in their speeds based on the product that is being worked on, and fans, pumps, and other parts will adjust their operations to facilitate a need. Motor drives fulfill this role of speed management for a variety of applications and machinery, coming in mechanical, electromechanical, hydraulic, and electric types.


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One of the most important aspects of flight training is learning how to properly conduct an emergency descent. While most pilots may never have to put their knowledge into practice, having the skills to perform such maneuvers safely and efficiently is extremely important and all pilots should always ensure that they are comfortable carrying the process out. In this blog, we will discuss the common method for conducting emergency descents with a single-engine piston aircraft so that you may better familiarize yourself with such procedures.


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Power supply units (PSUs) are electrical devices that are capable of providing voltage for a load, and they are regularly found in computer systems, electric vehicles, aircraft, and more. While many electrical systems could simply receive power directly from an outlet or energy source, the power supply ensures that current is translated to the correct voltage, current, and frequency that is needed for the particular load. As such, they are crucial for the proper operation of many electronics and electrical systems.


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Generators are devices that are paramount to the operation of many aircraft, ensuring that the electrical system is provided with sufficient power for every electronic device onboard. Generators are also used for the charging of the aircraft battery, thus guaranteeing power during the startup phase of the aircraft as well as in emergency situations such as a generator failure. With the important role that generators serve for the proper functionality of the aircraft electrical system, it is crucial that aircraft owners understand how they operate.


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Whether a powered equipment piece is a small handheld device or a large server system, electronics and appliances of all types rely upon wire and cable electrical components in order for energy to be transferred and used. In their most simplistic form, wire and cables are a medium in which either electrical energy or data signals can travel to flow from one area to another. Depending on the voltage requirements of the system, environmental conditions surrounding the appliance, and other various factors, a number of wire types may be used. To help you find the correct wire and cable assemblies for your particular applications, we will provide a brief overview of some of the most common types present for residential and industrial buildings.


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As the aerospace industry continues their commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, many operators are seeking new alternatives to replace conventional aviation fuels. While electrically powered aircraft still have some ways to go before they are widely available across global markets and applications, there are currently greener alternatives that can drastically reduce emissions resulting from flight operations. Known as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), such fuel alternatives can reduce carbon emissions upwards of 80% as compared to fossil-based fuels.


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When working with metals, machine tools are extremely useful. With such an apparatus, metals can be machined through cutting, grinding, shearing, boring machines or other similar methods of deformation. While machine tools may come in many shapes and forms, all contain some type of tool to cut or shape metals and a method of securing and guiding the workpiece. In the present, many modern machine tools are powered through electrical, hydraulic, or line shaft means, and they are often used for the manufacturing of parts.


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Since the invention of electricity, electronics and electrical appliances have become greatly intertwined with our day to day lives. To allow for our phones, computers, lights, and other electronics to function, we have implemented complex electrical grids that allow us to access electricity with ease in many areas. As electricity is a volatile force that can damage components and harm individuals if left unchecked, protective elements are often put in place as a failsafe or safety feature for circuits. With an electronic device known as a circuit breaker, electrical networks and their attached devices can be protected from overloads and short circuits.


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Bearings are important machine elements, allowing for friction to be reduced between parts in an assembly. Additionally, bearings may also facilitate desired motions between two or more moving objects, allowing for the constraint of relative motion. As such, bearings can provide a number of functionalities depending on their type, and their use includes implementation on aircraft, marine vessels, hardware assemblies, and much more. In this blog, we will discuss the mounted bearing specifically, which is a type of bearing that includes its own mounting unit.


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