Design engineers consider a number of factors when deciding which joining method is best suited to a particular application. Each has pros and cons, and this article will look at some of the reasons behind the choices for one over the other.
In the aftermath of the 2008 recession, consumers are spending again, but not in the same way. According to Consumer Reports, “…we’re not the same old spendthrifts we used to be; this harrowing economic era has changed America’s buying habits, perhaps permanently.”1
According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) is a high-performance home that is so energy efficient, its renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption.
Things not working together. We’ve most likely all experienced it or witnessed a friend, colleague or family member struggle with it. Recently, hearing a colleague’s frustration I approached his desk to see what was happening. I found him attempting to plug a device into his laptop. Holding the connector in his hand, he said (verbatim), “Why don’t they just make this work with this!”
Power Integrations announced its LYTSwitch™-7 single-stage, non-isolated, TRIAC-dimmable, buck topology LED driver IC family. Capable of delivering up to 22 watts without a heatsink in a very small SO-8 footprint, these high-efficiency devices are suitable for bulbs, tubes and fixtures.
Pfeiffer Vacuum has introduced the HiPace 300 H turbopump for applications in research, analytics and industry that require reliable, high or ultra-high vacuum. The new HiPace 300 H turbopump is the highest compression turbopump in the pumping speed class of 300 l/s currently on the market.
Murata has announced the MGJ1 1 Watt DC-DC converter series manufactured by Murata Power Solutions. These compact devices are ideal for driving high and low-side gate circuits such as those using IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs for optimal efficiency.
Laird has developed custom cooling and temperature control systems for semiconductor fabrication equipment. The critical production tools used in semiconductor fabrication facilities must be reliable and easy to service to minimize downtime.
A new touchscreen residential thermostat from the Coleman® brand of Johnson Controls gives contractors a product that is easy to install and compatible with any conventionally wired heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system.
Weber Knapp is introducing the next generation of counterbalance, springloaded hinges. Vectis™ and Vectis™ Custom combine assisted lifting forces, positional stability, and controlled opening and closing within an integrated hinge system.
RuB Inc. announced the availability of their newest product Activalve® designed for Home Protection. Activalve is a water main shut-off device that is temperature sensitive and will automatically shut off your water supply if the temperature falls to pipe freezing temperatures.