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.
LEESON Electric Corp., Box 241, Grafton, WI 53024.
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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