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issue: October 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine Part 2: Motors & Air-Moving Devices

Cover Story

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
The Art of Providing Savings
by Peter Simmons, Assistant Editor
Appliance OEMs are continuing to rely on motor and blower manufacturers to provide motor solutions and platforms that will help reduce cost, design-cycle time, and energy usage.

Feature Articles

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Electric Motor Testing on the Production Line
The growth in the electric motor and appliance industries has led to an increased demand to develop better motor testing equipment and improved motor testing methods.

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Discovering the Use of Tangential Blowers in Low-Noise Applications
Tangential blowers have often been overlooked because of their perceived low efficiency in certain applications and the misunderstanding of their proper use. However, they can be a solution to efficiently move air.

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Automated and Data-Reliant
Both motor manufacturers and appliance OEMs are relying more heavily on the use of increasingly high-tech and automated quality and testing equipment.

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Design Platforms
Appliance OEMs are continually seeking new energy- and cost-efficient ways to develop and deliver more advanced appliance solutions to the consumer market. Increasingly, more sophisticated electronics are the means to this end.


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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Integrating Brushless D.C. Motors Into Plastic Fans for Efficient, Quiet, and Cost-Effective Appliance Solutions
Fans are often viewed as commodity products when, in fact, they are the respiratory system of the appliance. If the fan under-performs, the appliance under-performs. If the fan fails, the appliance fails.

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Getting Pumped Up
The latest product offering from Wayne(R) Water Systems of Harrison, OH, U.S., a manufacturer of sump and utility pumps, is the patented Wayne SmartPump(TM) with the capability to serve both as a primary and a backup system.

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Improving IAQ in the Home
After being exposed to HEPA filters as an HVAC engineer in the nuclear industry, Gene Henry, director of Clean Air Systems (CAS) in Herndon, VA, U.S., began developing the Safe Home Ventilation System (SHVS), a High-Efficient Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system for installation in residential homes.

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
Floor Care Appliance Boasts 5,000-HR Life
Two years ago, Rexair, Inc. of Troy, MI, U.S., the maker of a high-end residential floor cleaning appliance, proposed to change its product - the Rainbow - in order to provide life beyond anything that could be found in the marketplace. The company decided on a life of 5,000 hr or more.

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Motors & Air-Moving Devices
by Peter Simmons, Assistant Editor

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