The Gripping Point

Electric motors can provide a touch for delicate applications Pneumatic actuators are often touted for their holding strength, energy density, and ability to handle applications with high force ratings. Frequently found in large machinery, they can even be applied to precision devices, if of the smaller cylinder variety. In the case of more delicate applications, electric […]

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When in Rome…

Georgia electric motor shop catches repeat burglar The following describe the actions of a man who is one of the three: a) A copper wiring enthusiast and avid mechanical experimenter b) A run-of-the-mill thief c) A complete nutbar In Rome, Georgia, a man has been jailed for multiple burglaries and $150,000 in damages to 11 electric […]

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Jo Thurman Remembered

A reliable and reassuring presence at EMCW events The EA staff was very saddened to learn of the recent death of Jo Thurman. Jo was the wife of Charles Thurman, longtime executive director of the Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association. Visitors to the EMCW’s annual coil winding shows across the country will remember Jo as one of […]

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No Progress Without Struggle

Mass. shop exhibits a fusion of tradition and innovation Bigelow Electrical is “providing old-school service honed into a nascent undertaking,” as described by Bill Thomas, correspondent for the Worcester Telegram. A statement that accurately describes what many related businesses would be proud to accomplish in the current climate. It’s something that cannot be done easily. “Without struggle, there […]

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Safe and Sound

Baldor achieves safety milestone Baldor Electric Co., of Fort Smith, Ark., has reached a 14 million hour safety milestone, per a news release on its website Monday. The company accomplished the milestone from August 10, 2010 through December 15, 2015, with approximately 1,250 employees at its main motor plant in Fort Smith. During this time the workers recorded more than 14 million hours […]

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Pull Up The Roots

CEO took bearings company from ‘failing’ to a home-state success Determination, passion, and desire. Staying true. Being inspired as a youth by your father’s trade. Belief in that trade. An upbringing in a manufacturing hotbed. All of these things describe the life and work of Michael Hartnett, CEO of RBC Bearings Inc., in Oxford, Conn., whose ambitious life […]

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Womengineers

How schools are pushing for more women in STEM fields Colleges and universities across the country have been pushing for more female engineers. A 2011 study on gender disparity in the various fields of engineering found that women account for only 18.4% of engineering bachelor degrees. Although initiatives were already being taken at that time, […]

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Proceed With Caution

OSHA’s controversial new web portal Employers are always on alert for changes in OSHA policy. Keeping a business up to scratch with current OSHA requirements, violations, and reporting policies can kill two birds with one stone: ensuring optimal safety in the workplace and keeping management at ease knowing they don’t have to worry about violations. The […]

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Sustainability’s Brewing

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s innovative methods  It’s nice when the finer things in life also promote feelings of goodwill. This is the case at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the innovative, California-based brewery that champions sustainability and environmental care while producing some of the nation’s most coveted beverages. The company’s commitment to these goals includes recycling […]

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Find Your Cloud

HVAC industry offers new technologies Like many other sectors of service, the HVAC industry is adapting to new technologies and integrating cloud-based advancements into its framework. Hesitant though some may be to welcome these at first, touch-screen phobias are often dispelled by the many advantages of digital synchronization. Here are a few examples: Releases of […]

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