Eastern Air Devices' new hysteresis synchronous motor operates at speeds more than four times those of similar motors. It reportedly achieves those speeds with low speed variation, a much desired trait in medical and optical applications. The size 44, 3-phase, single-speed motor operates at 15,000 continuous rpm while maintaining a smooth, quiet, and efficient constant speed drive. Torque rating is 13.5 oz-in with continuous output of 1/5 hp.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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