squirrel cage


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squirrel cage

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1. (Zoology) a cage consisting of a cylindrical framework that is made to rotate by a small animal running inside the framework
2. a repetitive purposeless task, way of life, etc
3. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering Also called: squirrel-cage motor the rotor of an induction motor with a cylindrical winding having copper bars around the periphery parallel to the axis
4. (Electronics) an electric fan with many long narrow blades arranged in parallel so as to form a cylinder about an axis around which they spin
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Noun1.squirrel cage - cage with a cylindrical framework that rotates as a small animal runs inside itsquirrel cage - cage with a cylindrical framework that rotates as a small animal runs inside it
cage, coop - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
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Quantum fitted a 400 kW ABB AC 4 pole squirrel cage motor and variable-speed drive, together with new mains cable.
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Gramps is a big fan of the ol' squirrel cage, but I've scared myself enough to know not to pull my nose above the horizon without considering what to do if it don't go right.
Each version is equipped with a three-phase squirrel cage induction motor available for 230, 380, 460, or 575-volt power supplies.
The blowers are equipped with IP55 3-phase squirrel cage induction motors as standard, with IP65 available if required.
According to Neville Lock, General Manager of Alstom Industries in South Africa, Moab Khotsong's new winder installation incorporates the company's most modern Mk20 medium voltage cycloconverters and unique squirrel cage induction motors rather than the synchronous motors used by the company's competitors.
The first, called the LAR enclosed linear motor, consists of a stationary three-phase copper winding that induces a magnetic field in a squirrel cage winding connected to the drive shaft.
They recommended friability tests in a squirrel cage to test for surface properties, a cone jolt toughness test to determine the ability to draw a deep pocket, and a sand micrometer test to determine plastic (deformation) characteristics.