Friday, June 15, 2012

Beyond Tesla

Nicola Tesla was a visionary. In an era dominated by steam engines he envisioned what today we would call a disruptive technology. His AC power distribution system and induction motor ushered in the 20th century, warts and all. Fast foward to 2012, 117 years after Tesla and Westinghouse first harnessed Niagra and we find we can still improve. 60% of the electricity in the United States is consumed by electric motors running at 60 to 70% effeciency. Tesla didn't have the power electronics, materials and tools we have today; but we do. By applying these tools we can increase grid to motor shaft effeciency up to 90% and add unprecedented functionality. That is the mission of Software Defined Power.

While we don't envision our mission quite as disruptive as Tesla's, we do view it as evolutionary. If it moves, we will make it more effecient and more functional. We do this by re-engineering the system piece by piece with the goal of having each piece functioning optimally. This applies not only to induction motor or DC motor systems but also to pneumatic, hydraulic and engine driven mechanical systems.

Challenge us. Give us a call and see what we can do.