Modern refrigerant systems are designed to be efficient and leak free. Refrigerant systems are pressurized and in reality, it is widely accepted that no pressurized system is entirely leak free; it is simply a case of how much, and where, the system is leaking.
Seeking improvements in the manufacturing process and to increase the thermal efficiency in refrigerators, the appliance industries extensively used aluminum tapes to replace mechanical fasteners to attach tubes inside refrigerators.
Cooking food hadn’t changed much since the beginning of time, until the invention of the stove. In the last century gas and electric cooktops became popular, but now, with modernization of cooking, induction cooktops provide for the most efficient cooking experience to date.
Seems like everyone who fancies themselves an artist or performer uses—or over uses—the term “pushing the envelope” when describing their craft. However, if we journey back to the origins of the term we can regain the value of its meaning.
Business Dictionary defines durable goods as products, such as industrial and consumer appliances, designed to last at least three years. For OEMs and industrial engineers, three years is hardly durable: a heavy-duty industrial appliance that needs replacement after three years is unmarketable.
As the appliance industry becomes increasingly competitive, refrigerator and freezer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are challenged with changing energy standards, as well as the need to maximize quality and efficiency in their manufacturing facilities.
Very often, electrical devices have to work reliably and safely for years under adverse conditions. This would include food processing, medical technology or similar industries. Dirt, bacteria, dust and moisture can rarely be kept away.
Like many others, the word trend has evolved and changed in meaning over time. Some 400 years ago trend meant “to run or bend in a certain direction” and pertained to natural occurrences like rivers, coastlines and mountain ranges.
In January, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) launched its brand new directory of certified product performance, rebuilt to better meet the certified equipment needs of contractors, technicians, homeowners, and manufacturers.
Many home appliances include one or more motors critical to their functionality. In the ongoing struggle to increase market share, new product designs strive to differentiate their product from the competition. This article will explore five primary trends shaping the future of appliance motor control that can be used in everything from HVAC systems to food processors.