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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Armstrong Appointment

Mike Fischer promoted to Commercial Director, Global Building Business Armstrong Fluid Technology has promoted Mike Fischer to Commercial Director, Global Building Business, reporting directly to the CEO, Todd Rief, per a December 20 company press release emailed to Electrical Apparatus. Fischer joined Armstrong in 2020 as the Commercial Director for the USA and Latin America, bringing over 30 years of […]

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Putting Energy in Reverse

Cars powering buildings, not the other way around Part of the proverbial “rEVolution” is the continued push to find reliable power sources for the vehicles that will facilitate the much-desired energy transition. With innovation ever-evolving, of course researchers devised a method for doing things the other way around: a new pilot project in Colorado aims […]

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Debate Over Deaths

ASSP concerned about BLS report on workplace fatality numbers A dispute is afoot between one of the country’s prominent trade organizations and a government bureau. It comes as the world population experiences more death than usual, and it concerns workplace fatality data.  The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the world’s oldest professional safety organization, […]

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Panhandle It!

Central Moloney adding new facility, jobs in Florida In a news release yesterday, Central Moloney, Inc. announced what it called “its most exciting endeavor since becoming an employee-owned company over two decades ago.” The transformer manufacturer, based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has formalized plans to establish a brand new manufacturing facility in Bay County, Florida. […]

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Geothermal Alliance

Texas “energy transition” group harbors a number of Oil & Gas giants Part of the “Green Wave” (shoutout to Tulane sports) is denoting which companies are still making that transition, and noting what effect longtime oil and gas companies still have on the market. With this in mind, one of the most intriguing of all […]

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Let’s Visit the Market

Checking in on the much-hyped EV motor market as we enter the new year The “Electric Vehicle Motor Market by Other 1 (MPR, HPR, and LPR) and Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA) – Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025” report was added to Technavio’s offering January 5. Report producer Technavio is ISO 9001:2015 certified. In this […]

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Longview on Leaks

$475 million settlement reached for Louisiana firm Shocking as it sounds, the longest-running oil spill in American history clocks in at over 17 years. We’ll get into the parameters—which are certainly arguable—in a second, but that astounding number hasn’t gone unnoticed for its duration; in fact, it recently led to a $475 million settlement. According […]

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Bittersweet for Bartlett

Longtime employees honored, new faces begin the new year EA would like to take some time today to acknowledge changes at one of our longtime advertisers. Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc., a bearing and parts distributor founded in 1951, announced in December the retirement of several longstanding Bartlett employees and welcomed members to its Finance and […]

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Bullhead by the Horns

Arizona pumps, wells stopped due to motor issues; maintenance comes to aid In what could be viewed as a microcosm of the country’s widespread infrastructure issues, an Arizona utility encountered a bevy of shortcomings with its pumps, wells, and other components during a recent review of its water systems. The resulting actions serve as a […]

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3D Housing Completed

Habitat for Humanity, Alquist, Ferguson finish holiday project for Virginia family Habitat for Humanity has built a strong reputation as one of the more capable community nonprofit organizations since its founding in 1976. This holiday season, it meshed that ethos with innovative technologies by implementing additive manufacturing (known to most as 3D printing) for one […]

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