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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PG&E Pacifier?

California’s largest utility aims to move forward after scandal Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has appointed Wade Smith as Senior Vice President, Electric Operations, according to an April 14 press release published on BusinessWire. Mr. Smith begins on May 3, 2021 and will report to Adam Wright, PG&E’s Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief […]

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CDC Enlists WEF

Partnership will focus on identifying aquatic contagions Over the last 14 months, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) went from offhand Google search to household name. Such is the effect of a global pandemic. But the CDC has always been an integral branch of the government; it is, after all, the official national […]

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Lineworker Appreciation Day

Utilities nationwide pay tribute to an overlooked profession For folks who literally overlook their workspace, linemen and women are arguably one of the most overlooked professions in the industry. Consider that these workers are the ones who keep power lines running day and night, all while putting themselves in harm’s way. Lineworkers are the referees […]

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IPS Goes West

Prominent Carolina business acquires two Washington state shops IPS (Integrated Power Services), the renowned Greenville, S.C.-based motor & generator repair business, has acquired two shops in the state of Washington: Delta Electric Motors and Eastside Electric Motors, per an IPS press release sent to Electrical Apparatus April 14. Delta Electric, based in Tukwila, WA, and Eastside […]

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Schulz to Relocate

Connecticut repair business moving to upgraded facility in East Haven Schulz Electric, a longstanding New England repair operation, announced plans to move to a new location at the end of April 2021, according to an April 6 press release. The 41,000 sq. ft. facility is located at 110 Commerce Street in East Haven, CT, 15 […]

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Familiar Parts on Mars

SKF, Kaydon bearings helping Mars rover continue its work If ever a running story merited an update: How’s that Mars mission going?! Turns out, the familiar names we mentioned back in a news item on the successful Perseverance landing last month are working overtime on the Red Planet. Those include SKF and Kaydon. Enabling the […]

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Russelectric Grids

Power systems business still going strong at 65, releases microgrid solutions line Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. It’s all we’ve been hearing over the past month, so much that it’s becoming hard to spell. However, there’s no denying its vitality and need for restoration. So a veteran manufacturer’s shift towards microgrid flexibility is music to the ears […]

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Re-News-ables

Updates on what’s happening in the green world The release of a trusted annual report by renewable energy data association IRENA calls for a checkup on the industry as a whole, as it provides both encouraging and troubling statistics this year. We give you a round-up on important renewables info this week while trying to […]

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All EV Roads Lead to Rome

Charging infrastructure deal with startup On is underway In what likely serves as a precursor to forthcoming projects in the U.S., Siemens is already well underway in addressing one of the most urgent needs among electric vehicles and their drivers: charging stations. Siemens’ smart infrastructure division is delivering charging stations as well as a cloud-based […]

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American Centurions

Tampa Armature Works turns 100! Tampa Armature Works, classic repair shop and innovative servicer, celebrates its 100th birthday this year. As an EASA member, Electrical Apparatus advertiser and trade show staple, we’re more than familiar with the company and its wonderful staff.  The company still services and sells motors, pumps, and tons of other core […]

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