MagneTek's GPD 515 adjustable speed drive uses the power of 32-bit microprocessing to deliver three levels of drive performance in a single package. The unit is now available in ratings up to 200 hp at 600V. The GPD 515 adjustable speed drive is designed for use in such applications as textile, mining, and paper industries, as well as heavy duty applications on conveyors, pumps, and fans. The drive combines processing power with pulse width modulation and vector control to provide traditional V/Hz, sensorless vector, and flux vector control performance. MagneTek, 26 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN 37229 FAX: (615) 316-5158.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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