Stock three-phase motors 1 hp and larger feature IRIS(TM) inverter-rated insulation system, which helps motors withstand voltage spikes that can result from the use of IGBT-type, pulse-width-modulated inverters. The IRIS multi-step process includes specially formulated phase insulation; cushioned and sleeved connections from the leads into the turns; and dipping the wound stator in deep-penetrating, high-temperature varnish.
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A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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