The new commercial ECM Motor for variable air volume applications provides greater than 60% energy savings compared to conventional induction motors. The 277V motor delivers the right air flow for HVAC applications, which means that contractors no longer have to do the manual adjustments required with conventional variable air volume units. The ECM Motor is available in ratings of 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 hp. GE Motors, 1635 Broadway, Ft. Wayne, IN 46801 FAX: (219) 439-2783.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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