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CDA Exhibits at Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

September 30th, 2011 No comments

By Andy Kireta Jr., Vice President Market Development, Copper Development Association Inc.

CDA this month exhibited at the Healthcare Facilities and Expo in Chicago for the second year in a row. Attendees who visited the CDA booth included architects, specifiers, hospital staff and manufacturers of healthcare products. Our goal was to highlight copper’s antimicrobial properties and show how copper can promote human health in the healthcare environment. Read more…

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Advances in Copper Technology Contribute to Induction Motor Technology Improvements (Part 2 of 2)

September 15th, 2011 No comments

By Bob Weed, CDA Vice President, OEM

We know that copper rotor motors designed specifically for high efficiency will outperform their conventional counterparts. Replacing an aluminum rotor with a copper rotor motor will increase the advantages of an induction motor – and the performance of plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles.  Read more…

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Why Choose the Induction Motor? (Part 1 of 2)

September 12th, 2011 No comments

By Bob Weed, CDA Vice President, OEM

The Copper Rotor Motor : An Alternative to Permanent Magnet Motors in Hybrid or Plug-in Electric Vehicles (EVs)

It’s a time of change and innovation in the auto industry. Automotive manufacturers are looking at options to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. As a result, electric propulsion has become a popular alternative. Read more…

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