Alen Corp.’s green AirMD air purifier is certified lead-free, ozone safe and Energy Star qualified by both the EPA and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. “We are offering the first green lead-free air purifier in the United States that is Energy Star qualified,” says Peter Mann, CEO of Alen Corp. “Energy Star rated products — such as the AirMD — can save about a third on energy bills with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions.” The AirMD weighs 17 lb and stands 2 ft high. It has a power consumption of 55W that runs a four-speed motor and a UV lamp that is designed to last three to five years.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.