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The latest news from industry and government agencies that affects designers of energy efficient products and systems.
A quick look at new products that focus on reducing energy demand. Current postings range from wireless energy meters and high-density motors to low-power MOSFETs and breakaway couplings for wind applications.
EE&T's video library showcases the latest innovations and presents great “how-to” information. New postings include a two-part discussion on design considerations for standby power; axial-flux technology for wind turbines; and Thinergy micro-energy cells, ultra-thin, solid-state, rechargeable energy-storage devices.
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Here's the engineering reference section devoted to selecting and sizing products such as electric motors and lighting systems for highest efficiency, as well as considerations for total system design.
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The Energy Efficiency & Technology enewsletter is a monthly roundup of the latest trends in energy efficiency technology, components, applications, and legislation. It goes to energy efficiency engineers, those who are now chartered to focus on designing products and processes with the sole purpose of improving energy efficiency. The enewsletter features sections on industry news, legislative developments, new products, as well as practical ideas on energy efficient design. Subscribe to the free newsletter at eetweb.com.
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Engineering TV looks at the nuances of the air bearing ATBT from Festo. It offers a new way to transport flat-panel displays and photovoltaic substrates. An air-permeable material with a micro-porous structure guarantees even air flow and contactless motion via an air cushion, while minimizing the use of compressed air. The bearing is suited for loading and unloading, as intermediate buffer, for lifting and centering, holding and clamping using a vacuum, or for use in inspection and test equipment, precise X-Y-movement systems, or photolithography equipment. View the episode at engineeringtv.com.
A new CD-ROM catalog from Advanced Antivibration Components features more than 3,000 antivibration and shock-isolation products, including mounts, bumpers, shock absorbers, bushings, and couplings in a wide range of rubbers, elastomers, gels, and stainless-steel mesh and springs. Technical sections cover vibration fundamentals, vibration-isolation analysis, applications considerations, and design problems. Users can request quotes, order online, and download 3D models. Visit www.vibrationmounts.com.