Appliance DESIGN magazine for January 2012 edition has been released. You can read latest appliance industry news, solutions for design and engineering teams in the global, commercial, and medical appliance/durable goods industry in this issue. Here are feature articles for this month.
Refrigeration Motors and Motor Efficiencies
The choice of a refrigeration motor is much bigger than a hum, a whir, or a whine. Electronically communicated motors are beginning to challenge shaded pole and PSC motors, but issues with reliability and motor surge currents, some real, some perceived, may be holding ECMs back.
By Herschel Blackburn
Two case studies highlight how industrial and commercial designers can apply old engineering concepts to new problems.
By Hemant Kale & Joy Siegel
Understand Coating Thickness Measurement Test Methods
Develop a working knowledge of the test methods related to coating thickness measurement and the instruments available for both common and complex applications.
By Paul Lomax
Material Considerations for Small-Appliance Design
Advancements in polymers in recent years are expanding the capacities of cooking appliances. Lightweight, tough plastics are catching up to the dishwasher durability and surface integrity of glass, but are consumers ready to pay more for it?
Geographic Eligibility: USA, Canada (Print or Digital Edition Available), Mexico and International (Digital Edition Only)
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