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issue: October 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine Part 2: Motors & Air-Moving Devices

Cover Story

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Part 2: Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Moving the Industry Forward
by Jill Russell, Assistant Editor
A segment of the appliance industry that has previously experienced gradual achievements in design innovation, today’s motor industry is gearing up towards new ideas and practices for its customers.

Feature Articles

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Part 2: Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Dynamic Testing of Electric Motors for Fault and Noise Analysis
Dynamic testing can now identify such defects as vibration and noise on electric motors before final assembly. An innovative technology can test the complete performance curves of any given motor or application without using external loads and by only using its internal inertia (measured by the system).

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Controlling Product Performance
by Jill Russell, Assistant Editor
When European appliance maker Merloni Elettrodomestici asked for a motor control that could make its products smart and advanced, supplier Texas Instruments answered.

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Part 2: Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Constructing a Small PMDC Motor
by A.N. (Tom) Tsergas, vice president of Engineering and Research, Molon Motor and Coil Corporation
The permanent magnet d.c. (PMDC) motor is considered one of the most economical and efficient motors because the stator is generating its own magnetic field without any applied power.

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Part 2: Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Small Adjustments, Large Improvements
When asked to improve the cleaning performance of a vacuum, Johnson Electric started by analyzing the fundamental physics behind a successfully working product.

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Part 2: Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Hybrid Blower Technology
Using its Hybrid Blower Technology (HG), Punker GmbH has been able to examine the characteristic curves of a blower.

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Part 2: Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Pumping Technology into New Products
by Jill Russell, Assistant Editor
To differentiate their products and present customized options to consumers, appliance producers are developing dishwashers using the latest motor technology.

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'Smart' Motor Strategies
by Jill Russell, Assistant Editor
In order to provide efficient, cost-effective product offerings to appliance producers, motor manufacturers are relying upon new software tools. Implementing the new technology ranges throughout the product-design phase, from the initial concept phase to the replacement of a motor.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

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Part 2: Motors and Air-Moving Devices
Small Adjustments, Large Improvements
When asked to improve the cleaning performance of a vacuum, Johnson Electric started by analyzing the fundamental physics behind a successfully working product.

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