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Webinar! Customizable Brushless Blowers for Energy Savings, Improved Life, and Precision Performance
Watch this video to learn how our customizable brushless blowers can help you save energy, improve life and perform with precision. Keep Reading
How to Prevent Bed Sores with Medical Beds
Introduction What is decubitus? How can it be prevented for loved ones and patients? These questions and other related topics are discussed in further detail in the following blog. Learn more about decubitus and preventive treatment, with an... Keep Reading
Loop Control: Open Loop Versus Closed Loop Blowers
What's the Difference between Open Loop Blowers and Closed Loop Blowers? What's the difference between open loop control and closed loop control? In simple terms, open loop control is like driving a car. As you drive, you give the car more gas to go... Keep Reading
Why are Cup Motors Used in Blowers?
Use of brushless DC motors is growing faster than any other motor type. Their application in blowers is no exception. Among the many benefits these motors offer is the ability to finely control speed, everything from fixed speed to blowers run under... Keep Reading
Brushed Vacuum Motors - How to Change Their Brushes
Brushed motors have driven blower, fan, grinder and vacuum designs for more than 100 years. They remain more relevant than ever as their core strengths — simplicity in control, cost-effectiveness, reliability and high peak torque outputs — are... Keep Reading
How Do I Get a Blower to Perform Properly for a Given Application?
Engineers selecting a blower for a particular installation must have detailed knowledge — or at least estimates — of the application’s operating point as well as a plot of the system’s resistance curve; the prospective blower performance in response... Keep Reading
The Difference Between Inrush and Operating Current
Consider inrush and operating current, two values relating to a blower motor’s input capacity and output profile. Depending on the context, inrush current — sometimes called locked-rotor amps or starting inrush — is the current a motor draws upon... Keep Reading
Blower Airflow Separation: Where are Bypass Blowers Useful?
In bypass motors, the working air is independent from the cooling air.  A separate fan directly cools the motor armature and field. Usually the cooling air enters and exists through slots in the equipment housing.  Keep Reading
Brushed Versus Brushless Motors
When you are searching for a motor solution, you've already got a few parameters in place to help you make your decision. But do you know everything about the product you need? Let's take a look at five parameters that may be helpful when you're... Keep Reading
Webinar! Fluid Moving Basics for Medical Devices. Five Reasons to Attend.
We know that engineers and product professionals designing medical devices and equipment are busier than ever. We also know that they are under more pressure these days to design and deliver more quickly to market technologies that are even better,... Keep Reading