Regular maintenance and wiring inspection are crucial for VFD health and longevity

SPONSORED CONTENT from WORLDWIDE ELECTRIC by David Wagman   A regular maintenance schedule is important to keep a variable frequency drive (VFD) operating efficiently and effectively. Cost-effective maintenance starts early in the design phase by ensuring that the right type of VFD is selected for the job. For outdoor applications such as oil and gas […]

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Filling the motor capability gap

SPONSORED CONTENT from LAFERT NA by Matthew Temple, P. Eng — Outside Sales, Lafert NA   PM Motors for Motion Applications Permanent magnet motors are ideal for automated equipment applications where induction motor performance falls short of the mark, or servo motor cost and complexity is impractical. We at Lafert have developed a series of […]

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Most Common Causes for Preventable Premature Commutator Failure

SPONSORED CONTENT Most Common Causes for Preventable Premature Commutator Failure by Mike Akard AKARD COMMUTATOR OF TENNESSEE Overheating Kills Commutators Prematurely Premature commutator failure due to being severely overheated during the winding process is entirely too common yet completely avoidable given proper care taken during the winding process to prevent heat build-up. One often overlooked […]

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What Does Efficiency Really Mean for Your Power Consumption?

SPONSORED CONTENT What Does Efficiency Really Mean for Your Power Consumption? by Blake Bailey designmotors Efficiency is an incredibly important topic in our age for end users, manufacturers, and others involved in the electric motor industry. From lifecycle cost implications to debates over human impact on climate change, conversations about energy efficiency are everywhere. Industry […]

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Mood Indigo

Over 200 farmers get payouts in carbon/agriculture program from startup Indigo Ag, a Memphis startup hoping to leverage nature and technology to unlock economic and environmental progress in agriculture, announced the first payouts of its flagship program today. The Carbon by Indigo participants, 267 paid growers, are some of the first to implement on-farm practice changes and provide […]

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Enshrined in Canton

Republic Steel joins inauspicious OSHA list after another round of violations Republic Steel is on OSHA’s naughty list. The company has another set of violations, fairly extensive and many of them repeated, issued in the latest citation it received from the work safety body of the government. The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA cited the […]

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Seepex Joins Ingersoll Rand

Pump partnership between two leading manufacturers Ingersoll Rand Inc., the Davidson, N.C., manufacturer of industrial water systems, completed the acquisition of German pumpmaker Seepex. The parternship between what are undeniably two of the leading companies in the field over the years creates something of a behemoth, with potentially market and supply implications. Ingersoll Rand credited […]

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Waves to Water

NREL’s unique and timely competition In a unique competition that feels timely, a government branch stemming from the Department of Energy is reaching exciting stages of its process to find hydropower solutions for disaster areas. NREL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory based in Golden, Colo., outside Denver, recently provided an update on its “Waves to […]

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Spare Equipment From Kings Mountain

Final round of layoffs underway, Myron Bowling holding equipment auction Beginning October 11 at 9 AM Eastern, Myron Bowling is holding an auction for equipment from the ABB Kings Mountain location, about 35 miles west of Charlotte. The location closed in May, with the final layoffs occurring earlier this month. In all, around 265 employees […]

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Quanta Physics

Renewable energy and infrastructure, in harmony Just ask Congress: energy infrastructure is a top priority right now. And renewable methods are expected to be a pillar of that framework moving forward—making this acquisition highly relevant. Houston-based Quanta Services, an energy infrastructure company, announced Thursday it will acquire Blattner Holding Company, one of the largest and […]

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EV Batteries & Waste

Dissecting the downside of a technology associated with sustainability Electric vehicles represent one of the fastest emerging branches of the renewable energy movement. Their technology is quickly associated with sustainability and green thinking. Unfortunately, that’s not all there is to the picture. The process of discarding EV batteries—generally of the lithium-ion variety, but including other […]

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Supply Chain Update

Manufacturing ISM’s Report on Business shows 15 months of growth It’s becoming an enigma to some observers: How does American manufacturing continue to grow despite adverse conditions? The Institute for Supply Management, a Tempe, Arizona-based association, has an explanation for that. According to the latest ISM report, released Wednesday, economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew […]

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Hurricane Ida

Millions without power into Thursday, fatal floods up North The strongest hurricane of the 2021 season has caused destruction from the Gulf Coast to New York City; leaving millions powerless in every sense of the word. You can help in multiple ways through this FEMA portal. Hurricane Ida, which made landfall around Port Fourchon Sunday, […]

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Take a Free Drive

German stalwart Schaeffler is pioneering a “micromobility” method E-bikes are developing all the time. In the latest innovation, the energy created by pedaling is stored in a drive and redistributed without any additional charge. Shaeffler AG, the versatile German manufacturer, has unveiled a prototype for this technology, which it calls the “Free Drive” system. Described […]

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