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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VISIT OUR NEW BLOG!

New look, new domain, same great content! The Electrical Apparatus Direct & Current blog has a new home! Please check out our new blogsite at the following address: barks.com/electrical-apparatus-blog

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New Team for IEM, Reed, A+

Acquisitions continue for Integrated Power Services Integrated Power Services continues to soak up service shops, with this week taking the company decidedly westward for the acquisition(s) of three companies familiar to our readers from the classified section. IPS, the Greenville, SC-based service operation, feels it has now “established a leading presence in the western United […]

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Under Control

Penna. manufacturer launches new line of pilot devices c3controls, the Beaver, Pa., manufacturer of industrial control products, is launching an upgraded line of IEC Pilot Devices, with the new Series GT directly replacing the 22mm IEC Pilot Devices – Series B products. The c3controls IEC pilot device line features pilot lights, push buttons, selector switches, […]

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Kostwein to South Caroline

Major score for Palmetto State includes $8.5 million investment, 95 jobs Kostwein, a high-tech machine manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Greenville County, SC, according to the South Carolina Governor’s office. The $8.5 million investment is projected to create 95 new jobs. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Austria, Kostwein produces machines, modules […]

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Hannover Messe Rescheduled

Major trade fair for industrial technology pushed back a month Deutsche Messe AG, in close cooperation with the HANNOVER MESSE exhibitor advisory board and partner associations VDMA (Association of German Mechanical and Plant Engineering) and ZVEI (Central Association of German Electrical Engineering and Digital Industry), has rescheduled HANNOVER MESSE 2022 for 30 May–2 June. The […]

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Michigan Minded

Goyette technicians showcase local talent in taking annual service honors Whether independent or company-trained, service technicians are the lifeblood of the industrial machine. Michigan HVAC/R contractor and service company Goyette Mechanical has announced its 2021 Excellence in Service Award winners. The Flint-based operation boasts a range of local talent. Clio resident, Roger Stanley, has been […]

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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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