IAM is an annual technical journal for the design engineer which includes white papers and technical information related to HVAC, Medical, Water Processing and Consumer Home Electronic Appliances and White Goods.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is uniquely poised to transform the restaurant refrigeration industry worldwide. The ability to connect refrigeration (and other restaurant equipment that is critical to operations) to the public cloud for the purpose of sending and receiving data is at the core of this transformation.
In 1993, as part of an effort to improve the safety of gas appliances entering the European market, the Gas Appliance Directive (GAD) was introduced. This directive applied to manufacturers of appliances that burn gaseous fuels for cooking, heating, producing hot water, refrigerating, lighting or washing and helped establish a clear path for market entry into Europe.
Over the last several years, it has become clear that connected technologies – those that comprise the internet of things (IoT) – are only going to grow in significance, capability, and overall number.
Noise is an unpleasant sound which disturbs concentration, communication, relaxation and sleep. Noise affects our quality of life. In these modern times, it is hard to avoid all urban noises caused by transport, people and machines…
In our increasingly connected world, quality, reliability and consistency matter a great deal, particularly in the context of the smart home ecosystem. The antennas, connectors, relays, sensors, switches, terminals and tubing inside these devices play critical roles in the product’s ultimate functionality.
Solid state relays provide robust solutions for electronic switching in load control applications and hold many advantages over electromechanical relays. New, emerging solid state relay designs offer integrated thermal protection that can prevent overheating and improve system safety, efficiency and longevity.
What do large industrial/commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems, heavy duty transportation, conveyor belts, assembly lines, medical, energy and other complex manufacturing systems all have in common?
In an effort to enhance safety, implement energy efficiency measures, and protect the environment, the Government of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) introduced mandatory regulatory controls on specific products placed onto their market.
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.
Two of the most popular methods for assembling plastic parts into finished products are adhesives and ultrasonic welding. But how can a manufacturer differentiate between these two options? What questions should product design and manufacturing teams ask when deciding why and when to select these assembly methods?