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issue: October 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine - Part 2: Motors & Air-Moving Devices

Cover Story

page M-2
Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Continuously Variable
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor
Appliance manufacturers are turning to variable speed motor technology to help increase energy efficiency, reduce noise and cut cost in product design.

Feature Articles

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Motors and Air-Moving Devices
The Benefits of FOC Sensorless Motor Control

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Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Quick Test
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor
Motor testing methods are evolving for greater levels of safety, quality and manufacturing efficiency.

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Motors and Air-Moving Devices
DC Brushless Cooling Fan Behavior
by Scott Frankel, manager, Cooling Technologies Group,
DC brushless cooling fans have a history of effectively cooling electronic circuits. Today, DC brushless cooling fans are found in new applications and are being evaluated by engineers that may not have previously used fans in their products.

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Motors and Air-Moving Devices
It Doesn’t Take a DSP

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Motors and Air-Moving Devices
A Motor Ahead of its Time
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor
APPLIANCE magazine first reported on the Smart Drive motor in the August 1992 Motors and Air-Moving Devices Part II. Over the years, the motor has proved it could withstand the test of time and even cross the Pacific Ocean to broaden its market.

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Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Evaporator Fan Motor Energy Monitoring
by Angelo Karas, research engineer, Fisher-Nickel, Inc.
Researchers at the Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) recently did a test to compare the use of induction-type fan motors to electronically commutated motors (ECM).

APPLIANCE Engineer®

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Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Quiet Control
by Erin Biesen, Associate Editor
Broan-NuTone worked with A.O. Smith on proprietary motor controls that cut down the noise in kitchen ventilation appliances.

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