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Design Insights: Using Brushed DC Motors as Generators; IDEA! Awards Entry Deadline is July 9

July 6, 2021
A review of the day’s top trending stories from Machine Design editors.

Using Brushed DC Motors as Generators

There are several reasons to consider using brushed DC motors as generators in particular applications, notes Sunil Kedia of Portescap in a new Machine Design article.

“Brushed DC motors are less expensive than miniature generators even though they both perform the same function,” Kedia writes. “Brushed DC motors also offer a wide range of options to address specific application needs. And brushed DC motors are particularly well-suited for applications that require voltage as an input without a power source.”

Considering all the options for any application is the hallmark of effective design. Kedia’s article points to some new consideration for a legacy technology.

IDEA! Awards Entry Deadline is July 9

The time is running short to showcase the best in manufacturing innovation. The deadline is this Friday, July 9 to enter the 2021 IDEA! Awards.

Click here for a link to the entry form.

The IDEA! Awards is a way to showcase the tremendous work your design and marketing teams have accomplished in the last 12 months. The August issues of Machine Design and Hydraulics & Pneumatics will present all the entered products for evaluation by our readers in print and online. You’ll also receive marketing collateral recognizing your product as a 2021 IDEA! Awards Finalist as part of your $500 entry fee.

The products with the highest vote totals will be recognized at the 2021 IDEA! Awards luncheon at the 2021 IDEA! Conference in Cleveland. The conference on Nov. 9-11 will be three days of great information and an opportunity to reconnect after more than a year apart.

Get your entry in today, as the deadline is July 9.

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