Lucas Leão

Lucas Leão


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Industrial Automation: Obstacles, Solutions and Tools

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Apr 17, 2019

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robotics_e3Long ago manufacturing was done through skilled individuals to develop tools and items for selling, or bartering. These days the term artisan for developing such items has been replaced by industries setting up specific facilities to manufacture products. This is still the norm in today’s industry for developing consumables for customers. But, the next set in manufacturing evolution has developed the use in lights-out facilities. This also goes by the alias of industrial automation.  

10 Most Common Mistakes in Electrical Design Software

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Mar 16, 2018

Device name duplication early in design, broken links for cross-referencing between components, and time consuming component generation, these are just some of the mind numbing errors that happen when generating an electrical design in low quality CAD software. These mistakes that take an enormous amount of your time to fix, are just the tip of the iceberg. This article will dive into the wonderful calamities that all electrical engineers eventually run into. And just for fun let us make it the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Electrical Design Software.

ECAD for Easy Wiring Harness Industrial Design

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Dec 19, 2017

Electronic integration and interconnecting wiring design for modern industries are growing in complexity. Ensuring that companies are in the forefront of quality design demand is ever so important. The real question is how can companies accommodate the increased demand for quality products  and still remain within a competitive cost? This article goes into showing how powerful electrical computer aided design programs can bring that competitive advantage for wiring harness manufacturers.

CAD vs CAE vs CAM: What is the Difference?

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Sep 27, 2017

What is CAD? What is CAE? What is CAM? What are these softwares and how are they different from one another? The first thing to know about all three of these systems is the first two letters in each abbreviation. “CA” stands to Computer-Aided, which means that all three systems are created to help the user to achieve his goal faster by using the power of computers for processing. The last letter for CAD, is Design, for CAE, is Engineering, and for CAM, is Manufacturing. These are engineering and manufacturing software programs. Each one is has its own purpose. The article will dive into a high-level look at all three systems and how they are used and their overall purpose.

How to Identify Weak Points In Your Own Electrical Design Process

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Mar 22, 2017

The electrical design process is a methodical step-by-step process for solving a problem. Engineers use this process all the time for product development. What are some common electrical design aspects that need to be focused on in the process. What are the areas that we often overlook because we just know that this will work? What is electrical design? What is its process? and What specific details do we miss during the trip?

PLC Selection and Proper Documentation Systems

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Jan 20, 2017

Last week we dived into the fine world of PLCs and what they can offer manufacturing and supply industries. This time we are going to look at PLCs in a very technical aspect addressing how to properly select one for your application, and the important documentation system that makes life easier for engineers and technicians.

Distribution System Planning and Design

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Jul 06, 2016

Power distribution systems need detailed care and consideration when planning and designing. The power system is crucial to keep day to day operations functioning properly. Let us look at some of the important aspects distribution system planning and design.

How to Calculate your employee's Cost with Overhead costs

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Jun 16, 2016

Direct cost is a prime indicator of how much a company is spending on resources and equipment for production. This is a good start to understanding how much it costs to produce a product. What is not taking into consideration is the indirect cost for production. Employees are not generally included in direct cost and are often neglect in determining the final cost of production. But, what does it really cost for production directly vs indirectly?

Recap over the History of Electrical Design

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão May 10, 2016

Technology is growing at an impressively exponential rate leaving past innovation as a distant memory.  Electrical design has evolved over the decades from using scratch paper, to draft schematics, to the use of CAD software. The original automobile was essentially a horse and carriage that transformed into a gas powered vehicle that travels at speeds that could never be achieved by horse. 

Industrial Machinery Control Panel Optimization

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Apr 14, 2016

Increased motor controller efficiency, improved productivity, and improved drive out cost are a few of the major changes that companies are striving for by optimizing electrical control panels. Control panel engineers and designs are focusing on challenges involved with existing designs in order to utilize the best performance possible. These challenges deal with environmental deployment, safety cost, electromagnetic interference noise concerns, and optimizing control panel space.
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