Engineering: Riding Tractors
New Tractors on the Turf
Brooks Stevens Design had one goal when designing John Deere's Project Lightning: to make the riding tractors as ergonomically pleasing to customers as possible.
From the Top
Engineering to Own the Space(SM)
by Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research , TIAX, LLC
Your patented new product is just about to hit the market, where it has the potential to transform the industry. But before you start projecting revenue streams and planning for a new manufacturing wing, you may want to consider this: Developing a technology breakthrough is a monumental effort - but it's only half the job.
A Technology Solution for a Quieter Hair Dryer Motor
Design engineers from Johnson Electric investigated why many hair dryers tend to emit a thin, high-pitched noise when turned on and off.
Specifying Circuit Protection
While a circuit breaker may seem like a simplistic component, there is enough complexity and confusion when it comes to specifying circuit protection that many engineers are designing devices with too little or too much protection.
Low-Profile SMT Shield Lock Connector
A new family of SMT one-piece shield lock connectors from AVX Corporation is said to be specifically designed to meet the miniaturization standards of the portable equipment marketplace.
Three-Phase Inverter Driver IC
Rectifier's IR2136 family of three-phase inverter-driver
ICs are said to give appliance producers a low-cost, simple solution
for variable speed motor drives.