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Offline RCMR

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2012, 04:05:33 am »
I saw a UK furniture retailer's signing in a news-story this week.

The company was Sofa King.

The slogan was "Our furniture is Sofa King good"

Or something like that -- I'm old, I forget more than I remember these days.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2012, 04:30:22 am »
 Serious question, are Meanwell products any good?
I've never used them, but the name seems to crop up occasionally and I couldn't help but wonder. [/quote]
I'm associated with an OZ distributor, and have used 100s various devices. Build quality is very good, design is
at worst very good, prices are great. Designs are usually rugged / over engineered / large end ...
so, if you don't need small-as possible, ultra-efficiency - you're good to go.

Sorry, can't think of a funny company name, TBC
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2012, 06:18:25 am »
Here in Germany there's a company called Dick.
They make knifes and some other tools. Most of them are long and sharp...
http://www.dick.de/en/index.php
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« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2012, 01:43:29 pm »
In the UK there was a skin care product manufacturer. They sponsored a large hot-air balloon which had on it's side, in big letters "For Skin Care"
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2012, 03:31:38 pm »
I've seen a touring bus of this company: www.fuecker-reisen.de
In German "ue" can also be spelled as "ΓΌ"...
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2012, 04:25:10 pm »
SiCK sensors.
 

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« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2012, 05:30:27 pm »
Good call on the SICK sensors. 
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« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2012, 05:38:33 pm »
Nice sensors, I have some really old ones. The head is the size of a cigarette pack and the controller is a large DIN box that has a near A4 size PCB in it. All built with Siemens chips, capacitors and transistors.
 

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« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2012, 06:00:58 pm »
I remember going to the first DARPA grand challenge autonomous car race qualifying event.  Everyone had those shoebox size SICK laser scanners hanging off the front of their cars.  Everyone cringed when one of the cars ran into a wall or something.  I'm pretty sure those scanners aren't rated for that kind of shock impact to the face.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2012, 10:31:09 pm »
I wonder if this is real.



No, not true, just advertising puffery :)

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #60 on: October 22, 2012, 02:50:37 am »


Real company. They do enormous low speed high volume fans.
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« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2012, 09:34:05 am »
There's a used car dealer in Werribee, Victoria (visible from the train to Hoppers) called 'Lemon Motors'
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Re: Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #62 on: October 22, 2012, 11:34:09 am »
I quite like "Meanwell" power supplies.
After all,as long as they have good intentions! ;D

Serious question, are Meanwell products any good?

I've never used them, but the name seems to crop up occasionally and I couldn't help but wonder.

No problems with them they are great power supply but there are a mountain of MW fakes out there so beware of where you source them. Another problem is that the prices vary huge from different regions. MW supplies are often cheaper in Asian countries.

 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2015, 03:21:50 am »
bump for an old favorite...
 

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« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2015, 04:26:52 am »
 

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« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2015, 05:29:33 am »
Back in the '90s the first ISP in the area was called Software Tool and Die.
It helps to know the local meaning of "tool": doing unenjoyable but necessary work.
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2015, 05:49:10 am »
I quite like "Meanwell" power supplies.
After all,as long as they have good intentions! ;D

Serious question, are Meanwell products any good?

I've never used them, but the name seems to crop up occasionally and I couldn't help but wonder.
I have opened up a broken one (just a bad cable, easily fixed) at work and it was very well built. But the particular Meanwell in question (5V, 4A wall wart) was the nosiest PSU I ever tested on the noise tester setup. I tested several to make sure it wasn't just a bad one.
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« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2015, 06:10:32 am »
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« Reply #68 on: September 29, 2015, 07:17:42 am »
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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #69 on: September 29, 2015, 07:42:09 am »
You may guess whats near this bicycle store.

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #70 on: September 29, 2015, 08:05:53 am »
Analygas - They make gas detection and analysis systems. At a glance it looks a lot like "Anal Gas".
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #71 on: September 29, 2015, 09:06:54 am »
Ansmann (battery chargers).  ;D
 

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #72 on: September 29, 2015, 09:16:33 am »


Real company. They do enormous low speed high volume fans.

We have some of thier fans here in the manufactoring plant I work at. Those suckers are huge.

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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #73 on: September 29, 2015, 10:56:12 am »
Not a company but may be worse, a Village name.


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Re: Funny Company Names....
« Reply #74 on: September 29, 2015, 11:07:37 am »
On the southside of Brisbane...

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