All the time, the roller washing machine we have come into contact with is very heavy, because of the addition of the internal weight block, the greater mass, the greater inertia, the less jitter, and thus the stabilizing effect of the washing machine.Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a plastic counterweight instead of concrete blocks that is hollow until delivered to users and filled with water instead of concrete blocks, according to reporters.
In the long-term use of the washing machine, the concrete weight distribution block may be broken, slagging and other problems, and it will affect the normal use seriously.The concrete plastic substitute, developed by Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh and undergraduate Dylan Knight at Nottingham Trent University, can reduce the weight of the entire household appliance by 30 percent, according to the report.
The plastic counterweight is hollow to ensure proper operation of the washing machine, though weighing less than 3 kg, the interior can be filled with water.When the washing machine arrives at the new home, the tank is filled with water and sealed. It works just as well as the concrete counterweight, preventing the washing machine from vibrating.
Concrete has a greater density than water, so the new container is larger than the concrete block it replaces to narrow the density gap.The team is working with its industrial partners to further improve the design before pushing the project to appliance manufacturers.