Electrical & Power Generation

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Electrical energy generation involves the conversion of non-electrical power into a form of current that can be applied for industrial purposes. An electric charge is the product of subatomic interactions between particles, such as electrons. A charge will move across any material in which electrons can become excited, and if the necessary conditions are met, the charge will perpetuate itself into an electrical flow, or current. Electricity is typically generated by harnessing other forms of energy output, such as heat from fuel combustion or the kinetic motion of wind and water. Due to its versatility as a power source, electricity has a huge number of uses in the modern world, ranging from mass telecommunications and machinery operation to heating and lighting.

Early power plants relied on water or fossil fuel to generate energy, and many of their basic principles remain in place today, albeit with larger, more complex, and more efficient capabilities. Power storage units, such as batteries and capacitors, have become ubiquitous in energy distribution processes, while electromechanical generators and nuclear power plants produce vast amounts of energy to meet the ever-growing need for electricity..


Types of Magnets
There are three main categories of magnets: permanent magnets, temporary magnets, and electromagnets. Each type features a different composition and distinct applications.
Motors for a Hydraulic Power Unit
This article describes the operating principles, such as torque ratings, for electric, diesel, and gasoline motors designed for hydraulic power units.
Types of Electrical Switches
Electrical Switches are electromechanical devices that are used in electrical circuits to control power, detect when systems are outside their operating ranges, signal controllers of the whereabouts of machine members and work pieces, provide a means for manual control of machine and process functions, control lighting, and so on.
Permanent Magnet Applications
A brief overview of the four categories of permanent magnet uses.

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