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Issue 3 • Date 18 May 1995

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  • The superhighway in action: the Cambridge trial

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):119 - 122
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    UK companies are at the forefront of world efforts to bring the communications revolution to the home. The author describes a comprehensive ATM-based trial currently running in the UK. The first phase of the trial was set up to solve the technical issues involved in setting up and operating a low cost, fully switched ATM-end-to-end infrastructure capable of delivering a wide range of information t... View full abstract»

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  • Start as you mean to continue [hi-fi manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):109 - 111
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    In a world of mass production and tough price competition, one UK company has made its name by pursuing quality via an unusual approach to manufacturing. The author discusses the approach to manufacturing taken by Linn Products, a hi-fi manufacturer. Linn Products has an unusual production philosophy: that each employee should contribute at the highest possible level. Instead of a production line ... View full abstract»

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  • Pushy motors [piezoelectric motors]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):105 - 108
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    A motor using a piezoelectric instead of electromagnetic driving mechanism gives very high torque at low speeds and allows very precise positioning. The author describes the operating principles of piezoelectric motors using PZT ceramics. The design of the motors is then described. The design of the travelling wave motor to overcome the unidirectional problem of piezoelectric motors is described. ... View full abstract»

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  • Frequency division: the Japanese electricity network

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):101 - 103
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    The problems of uniting two different frequencies (50 Hz and 60 Hz) into a coherent electrical system, which provides a base for one of the most powerful industrial nations in the world, have kept Japanese power engineers constantly updating their technology. The author describes the Japanese power system and the reasons for the two different frequencies. The 50/60 Hz split occurs almost in the ge... View full abstract»

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