A patented modular mounting and wiring system for control panels, called "Quick Fit" technology, is available only with TeSys D Line motor starters and reportedly achieves 80% wiring, 50% time, and 30% space savings compared to conventional hard wired control panels.
Snap-in, finger-safe connectors eliminate the need for cables or tools when making motor starter power and control connections, saving on installation wiring, time, and space.
The power connection modules boost spring terminal current capacity from the 12-18A range, up to 32A, such that up to eight starters (63A max.) can be mounted on the bus that is powered by a single incoming line.
Smaller, dc, low-consumption contactors consume 75% less power (2.4W) than traditional dc contactor coils, reducing power requirements and supply size to free up control panel space.
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During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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