Advertising Tip #16: Supplement with digital

The Electrical Apparatus magazine has been in print for over 50 years, and we are proud to publish a magazine focused on the electromechanical community. Each issue is made up of articles from our editors and advertisements, yet when we created the Direct and Current e-newsletter and the upcoming Electrical Apparatus podcast we wanted another venue for […]

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Float Your Boat

Electric powered boats, bikes on the rise Electric cars, bikes, and boats: three ways the electric motor has gone mobile. While the rise of a company like Tesla has been astronomical and highly publicized, electric powered cars were motivated chiefly by recognition of climate change. A renewed devotion to the environment made going green at […]

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Patriot Award

Ludeca employee receives ESGR honor Pedro Casanova, an alignment division manager for Ludeca, Inc., received the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)’s Patriot Award last week. The Patriot Award is given to exceptional supervisors of US Guard and Reserve members. These supervisors have demonstrated their support of the member’s military obligations. Casanova, pictured above (left), […]

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Design Flaws

400 wind turbine motors being replaced in Michigan Citing a design flaw, wind turbine technicians will have to replace 400 electric motors in Tuscola County, Michigan. The motors inhabit 134 turbines at two extensive wind farms managed by NextEra Energy Resources. Discovery of the problem stemmed from loud “clunking” noises heard by nearby residents. 30 […]

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Climatic Relief

Pruitt, Wyoming, and a temperature record highlight a wild Wednesday for all things climate-related  Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Woeful for some, promising for others, the byproducts of the most recent ‘Hump Day’ were certainly interesting for the energy world. Let’s begin at Mission Control, 8:00 AM: Two federal agencies—NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic […]

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Lincoln Legacies

Welding company loses two all-time greats Omer W. Blodgett, 99, a pioneer in the welding industry and celebrated longtime employee of Lincoln Electric, died on Jan. 11 in Cleveland. Blodgett, who spent 60 years at Lincoln, was considered by many a great authority on the design of welded connections. He retired from the company as a […]

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Da Vinci, Coded

A look at the famed artist’s drawings of early “robots” The legend responsible for the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper—and who has books, movies, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle named after him—did much more than just paint. Leonardo da Vinci was also thinking ahead in the disciplines of architecture and engineering (among many others). […]

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Be Kind, Rewind

Winding expert wins Sailor of the Week award A U.S. Navy cadet won Sailor of the Week at Naval Station Mayport (Jacksonville, Fla.) last week. Jason Sieh, Electricians Mate 3rd Class (EM3), is a 23 year old who has motor rewind expertise. Ask anyone—this has become something of a rarity in engineering circles. Thank goodness for […]

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Hoist the Balloons

Harrington celebrates 150 years Harrington Hoists, Inc., of Manheim, Pa., is celebrating 150 years in the hoist business. The company, established in 1867 by Edwin Harrington (a machinist and inventor) began as a machine shop and hoist business in Philadelphia. Throughout his lifetime, Harrington obtained several patents and was best known for developing one of the […]

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Sears Cuts Craftsman

Longtime partnership severed as part of dept. store scramble After controlling the Craftsman name for 90 years, troubled department store operator Sears said on January 4 it will sell the famous tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Stanley, which makes and sells tools under the DeWalt and Black & Decker names, wants to grow […]

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