The Open Door
The Threat of Counterfeiting
by Manny Gratz, manager, Special Investigations and
Anti-Counterfeiting, CSA Group
Widespread use of counterfeit marks undermines the entire North American system of standards, testing, and certification that has been put in place to protect the interests of retailers, regulators, specifiers, product manufacturers, as well as consumers.
Engineering Washer Drives
Three-Phase A.C. Motor Drive and Controller for Clothes Washers
by Andrea Bianchi and Mr. Luciano Buti, MagneTek S.p.A.
Because a complete washing cycle for domestic clothes washers consists of two phases - tumble-wash and spin-dry - it calls for very different motor characteristics.
High-Efficiency HVAC/R Fans
Slovenian corporation Hidria has launched a new line of high-efficiency axial fans for the HVAC/R industry.
Corp., a member of the Wieland Group, has introduced a
connector system suited to mate with interconnections of electric
Wide Angle LED
The PY1105CK Super
Wide Angle SMT LED from Stanley
Electric Sales of America (Irvine, CA, U.S.) is said to
offer superior backlighting for keypads and switches in a
variety of appliance applications.
Advances in VIP Design for Super Insulation of Domestic Appliances
by Paolo Manini, Enea Rizzi, Guido Pastore, and Pierattilio Gregorio, SAES Getters
Presented at the 54th International Appliance Technical Conference (IATC), March 10-12, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.
Computer Simulation Helps Meet Oven Specs While Reducing Cost
The use of computer simulation helped to demonstrate how a new oven design could meet the UnderwriterÕs Laboratory (UL) outside surface temperature requirements with an insulation material substantially less costly than the main alternative.
Engineering Medical Appliances
Framing the Medical Appliance Industry
ESWL Products, Inc. recently secured FDA approval of its Lithowave lithotripter, which uses Rexroth modular structural components.