Baldor Electric's new Washdown Duty Smart Motors are rated through 10 hp for NEMA 4 environments. As part of the SmartMotor line, the new motors are completely compatible with their controls, because the control has been designed and tuned for the performance of the motors. Smart Motors also provide adjustable speed control in a much smaller space than that required by a stand-alone inverter and motor. Baldor Electric Co., 5711 R.S. Boreham Jr. St., Fort Smith, AR 72902 FAX: (501) 648-5792.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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