October EA preview: 3-D printing for electric motor manufacturers

Every electric motor shop in the world may soon have a new piece of equipment. 3-D printers are devices that produce a three-dimensional object of almost any shape from a 3-D model or other form of electronic data. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3-D printing is achieved by laying down successive layers of material until […]

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Commonwealth Edison guards smart meter data (Chgo Tribune story)

Consumer data advocates are pushing for greater access to smart data being collected from Commonwealth Edison customers; but Chicago Tribune reporter Julie Wernau writes that the company is “refusing to release any of that information to third-party companies other than its own vendors and making it difficult for consumers to get the information.”  Following up on a filing last month […]

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Electrolux Acquires GE Appliance Sector

Yesterday, Stockholm-based home appliance company Electrolux agreed to purchase the appliance division of General Electric for $3.3 billion dollars. In an effort to concentrate on their industrial  and technology products and endeavors, Bloomberg reports, GE put the well-known appliance division for sale. The acquisition will increase Electrolux’s North American market and be a step toward […]

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IMTS 2014 Preview

  All of next week, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will be taking over Chicago. This bi-annual conference & exhibition is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. Companies exhibiting at this event are from a wide-range of manufacturing industries. From machining and industrial automation to gear generation and […]

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Electroindustry Business Conditions Index climbs for second month in a row

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America climbed to 68.2 in August (its highest level in more than three years) from 54.5 in July. Slightly less than half of the survey panelists reported business conditions improved from July to August compared to only 9% claiming […]

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PdMA Corp. to host motor shop assessment workshop

PdMA Corp., a Tampa, Fla., provider of predictive maintenance (PdM), condition monitoring, and electric motor testing instruments, will host a motor shop assessment and motor repair interpretation workshop.   It is designed for motor owners, motor repair shop personnel, trainees, advance motor maintenance and repair technicians. Employees in the following positions will also find the workshop beneficial: reliability […]

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Advertising Tip of the Month #10

Flexible Scheduling Deciding an advertising schedule can be daunting as you consider magazine content, industry events, company events or promotions, budget, and other factors. By looking at editorial calendars, you can gain an idea of the issues that would most benefit your advertising schedule as well as being able to choose the issues you wish […]

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Power transmission/motion control industry shows growth

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index reading for the second quarter was 68.7, up from the 1Q2014 reading of 63.6. Survey participants’ expectations for the entire year remained the same from the previous quarter at 6% growth. The index reading indicates the rate of change compared with the previous period. Readings above 50 indicate growth […]

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AETI sells American Access Technologies to Fabricating Technologies

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI), a Houston supplier of power delivery products for the global energy industry, today announced it completed the sale of its American Access Technologies (AAT) business to Fabricating Technologies, LLC on August 15, 2014 for $2.3 million in cash. The sale did not include AAT’s real estate which was leased to […]

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