Modulostar® is a fuse disconnector designed for applications with power cylindrical low voltage fuses, produced by

Modulostar® is a fuse disconnector designed for applications with power cylindrical low voltage fuses, produced by Mersen, professionals in the field of electrical protection and control for electrical power systems. Modulostar® is modular. Models are available from 1 to 4 poles for cylindrical fuses with 690VAC/DC voltage rating as per IEC and for some part numbers up to 1000VAC/DC rating as per both IEC and UL. Modulostar® is snapped easily on DIN rail via a slight push. Access to the fuse is fast. Simple blown fuse indication for models concerned. The indicator is located on the front of the fuse carrier. Two LEDs fulfil this function for alternating and direct currents. Modulostar® is compact. The space-saving Modulostar® fuse holder is almost 10mm shorter than the previous line. The new design is made through modern and tightened lines, leading to a more compact shape. Compactness drives to increased energy efficiency, with this new design Modulostar® features lower power losses. Modulostar® is robust. The moulded-plastic case of the holder is robust and rigid enough for use in the most demanding environments like process industries and transportation. This new fuse holder ...

By Ed Bedford, Ian Anderson, Ian Pike, Mary Beth Abate, Patrick Henderson, Samantha St. Pierre, Sept.

By Ed Bedford, Ian Anderson, Ian Pike, Mary Beth Abate, Patrick Henderson, Samantha St. Pierre, Sept. 11, 2019 A hub for carnivores in Escondido’s historic downtown, it might be tough to notice the burgers past all the smoked meats and poutine. You’ll do well enough to get the standard cheeseburger ($10.99, with side), featuring eight ounces of angus beef and a blend of provolone and cheddar, atop a brioche bun from Poway baker O’Briens Boulangerie. The pub’s namesake brothers opt for a 73/27 grind, knowing the extra fat will drip away on their charbroiler, leaving behind more char and less grease than a flat top. I’d recommend a slight upgrade to the western burger ($11.49), topped with onion rings and sharp cheddar, if only to experience H Brothers’ scratch BBQ sauce. The modified Kansas City style sauce blends mustard, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and molasses with brown sugar, paprika, and a blend of secret spices, then gains a little smoke flavor during a two hour reduction. This winning sauce is more than burger-worthy. What’s the advantage of ordering the burger at an all natural steakhouse and butcher shop? The scraps. The Ultimate Burger ($14) starts with ground daily pri...

Converting mains voltage down to 12 or 24VDC to drive a heating element makes no sense.

Converting mains voltage down to 12 or 24VDC to drive a heating element makes no sense. To get 120 watts at 12 volts requires thick wires that can handle 10 amps, whereas at 120V, tiny 1A wires will do. If you’ve ever felt the MOSFET that switches your heated bed on and off, you know it’s working hard to pass that much current. [Makertum] is of the opinion this is a dumb idea. He’s creating a 110 / 230 V, mains-powered heated bed. Creating a PCB heat bed isn’t an art – it’s a science. There are equations and variables to calculate, possibly some empirical measurements by measuring the resistance of a trace, but Ohm’s Law is a law for a reason. If you do things right, you can make a PCB heat bed perfectly suited for the task. You can even design in safety features like overcurrent protection and fuses. It can’t be that hard. After all, your house is full of devices that are plugged into the wall. However, there’s a reason we use 12V and 24V heated beds – they give us, at the very least, the illusion of safety. Therefore, [Makertum] is looking for a few comments from specialists and people who know what they’re doing. Although a mains powered heated bed sounds scary for a hobbyis...

The Professor: Compressor Amperage Data | 2011-03-07

John Tomczyk is HVACR professor emeritus, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, and coauthor of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, published by Cengage Learning. Contact him at tomczykjohn@gmail.com. Sponsored Content is a special paid section where industry companies provide high quality, objective, non-commercial content around topics of interest to the ACHR News audience. All Sponsored Content is supplied by the advertising company. Interested in participating in our Sponsored Content section? Contact your local rep. On Demand Refrigerant Safety Classes A2L and A3 have a very low GWP, making them a strong, long-term solution for many HVACR applications. However, these refrigerants are classified as mildly flammable and highly flammable respectively. This flammability class raises safety and compliance concerns. This webinar will help you understand these classes, along with the opportunities these refrigerants can offer. 10bar Screw Air Compressor As the HVAC market continues to expand and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technologies continue to evolve, the demand for contractors with VRF expertise will only grow. This presentation provides thorough in...

When you’re researching the best basketball backpacks, what features are most important to you? Storage space?

When you’re researching the best basketball backpacks, what features are most important to you? Storage space? Stylish design? Price? Versatility? Probably all of the above. So we’ve compiled a list below of some of the highest rated and most popular bags available in 2019 to help you make your decision easier. Most on the list have all the space you need to store a ball, shoes, gear and other equipment, while some others double as laptop/tablet bags. And you’ll be sure to find a stylish backpack to fit any budget. Of course the best shooter in the NBA has a basketball bag and the Under Armour SC30 Undeniable Backpack is one every Stephen Curry fan should have.  Featuring UA’s Storm technology, the bag is designed to repel water and stand tough in all of Mother Nature’s elements. There’s also a water-resistant front valuables pocket. The bottom is made of a durable material, which will help keep the wear and tear to a minimum. The bag has plenty of storage for all your gear as the main compartment can fit a basketball (or a size 5 soccer ball) and a soft-lined sleeve which can safely hold a laptop up to 15 inches. The foam panels add extra protection to ensure your stuff doesn’t...

K 2019 Preview: Auxiliaries Showcase Connectivity & Efficiency : Plastics Technology

At press time, a handful of auxiliary suppliers shared some of their K 2019 plans, highlighting connectivity and efficiency in their planned displays. In auxilaries, equipment designed for connectivity and efficiency will be prominent at K 2019, Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf. Frigel is promoting what it calls Process-Synchronized Cooling via its new Ecodry System 4.0. Promising full digital connectivity between mold-temperature control and molding machine, Frigel says the system communicates with the molding machine to deliver the proper temperature and flow to the right place, and now, at the right time. In this setup, its range of temperature control units (TCUs)—Microgel, Turbogel   and Thermogel—will be paired with its Ecodry adiabatic central water-cooling system for maximum efficiency. Frigel says this system can achieve cycle-time reductions up to 50%, in addition to savings in energy (up to 30%) and water (up to 95%). Energy savings are derived from the fact that the TCUs will automatically stop operating when production stops, reducing power used in refrigeration and pumping. In addition, chilled water is only used where and when it is needed, and “free cooling” allows the s...

Disc Reviews : Mohicans, Lock Up, Prince of Thieves

Drew pours himself a glass of bubbly, pushes the pizza from its card box box and gives the DVD player something to chew on. A young woman walks into a police station in a very slow wide shot, the camera pointed straight on in a very clinical, detached way. She approaches the reception bench where a cop is busily shuffling paperwork, turns and moves down the room to a vending machine to stare at it. Barely minutes have passed and you’re immediately sure this isn’t a horror film either from Hollywood or influenced by Hollywood styles. The woman, Luz (Luana Velis) is a taxi driver to whom something terrible has happened earlier in the night, but before we get even an inkling of her story we move to a couple, the sultry Nora (Julia Riedler), seducing a man in a bar named Dr Rossini (Jan Bluthart) by telling him a story about the rebellious girl (Luz) she went to school with. What you might not realise without any foreknowledge of the plot is that Nora is possessed by an evil spirit, and that her seduction of Dr Rossini is a way to transfer it to him. When she does so, Nora’s body slumps, apparently dead, and Dr Rossini goes to the police station where Luz has surrendered herself. It...

On March 31, 2016, Jamie O’Banion, a former Miss Teen Texas with dewy, perfect skin, was

On March 31, 2016, Jamie O’Banion, a former Miss Teen Texas with dewy, perfect skin, was barely 12 minutes into her debut on the Home Shopping Network’s beauty hour when a buzzer sounded and the words “Sold Out” were stamped in bright red on the screen. She was less than halfway through her allotted airtime. At 35, Ms. O’Banion, a founder of Beauty Bioscience in Dallas, was clearly an effective advertisement for her product: the $199 GloPro, a hand-held device for at-home microneedling — that is, using teeny tiny surgical steel needles to prod the skin into increasing production of collagen and elastin, and as a result improving texture and tone and potentially reducing wrinkles and scars. In those 12 minutes, Ms. O’Banion sold 22,000 units (some $4 million worth), according to company figures. In the roughly eight months of 2016 the device was available — at HSN, the shopping network, and also at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman later on — about $30 million worth were sold. HSN does not release sales figures, but Alicia Valencia, the network’s senior vice president for beauty, said that GloPro, which looks like a miniature needle-studded paint roller, was the top performing t...