Graybar buys up Advantage Industrial Automation

Graybar, a St. Louis distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Advantage Industrial Automation. The transaction is scheduled to close on April 1, 2015. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, Advantage provides control and automation products to industrial users, OEMs, and system integrators. Advantage was founded in 1989 and […]

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The Robot Takeover is Upon Us: A Report from Automate 2015

Robots were the name of the game at Automate 2015. The show, which wrapped up today at McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill., is the largest showcase of automation technologies in North America. What grabbed the most spotlight on the show floor were robots of all kinds: smaller collaborative robots like Baxter from Rethink Robotics, large industrial robots, […]

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Pump coupling webinar coming your way March 31

Have pump couplings on the brain? Well, you might want to check out Pump Couplings: Selection, Installation, Application, and Maintenance.  This webinar session, developed by the Hydraulic Institute Couplings Committee, will center on tire, sleeve, gear, grid, and disc couplings, which are the most common styles of couplings for pumping applications. Other topics include applications and signature […]

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OSHA seeking nominations for Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that nominations are being accepted for members to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. The association is accepting nominations for six members to serve on the 12-member committee for a two-year term. The six positions will become vacant Dec. 1, 2015. Nominations will be accepted from those interested in […]

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NEMA offering motor efficiency regulation webinars

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor & Generator Section will host a series of webinars in April related to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) motor regulation, which takes effect on June 1, 2016. The DOE recently amended Section 431 of the federal energy code covering the efficiency of electric motors. The NEMA Motor […]

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IMTS 2014 attendance indicates growing industry strength

Based on research following IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014, Show Management reports very strong results for the manufacturing technology industry. The 30th edition of the show, which took place last September, was the fourth largest IMTS in history and the largest six-day IMTS ever with registration of 114,147 attendees representing 112 countries. […]

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Growth pace slows for industrial supply index

The February ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association indicated that growth slowed in January for both manufacturers and distributors. The ISA Manufacturer Index decreased from 61.3 in December to 58.9 in January, while the ISA Distributor Index fell from 66.6 in December to 57.8. “While both Indexes decreased for the month, […]

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Business conditions index for electroindustry grows slightly

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America was largely steady in February, inching upward to 57.9 from 57.5 in January. In contrast, the survey’s measure of the mean degree of change in current North American conditions softened in February, retreating to +0.2 from +0.4 a month […]

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April issue preview: MARCON 2015 Conference

Special Correspondent Jane Campbell attended the 2015 Maintenance and Reliability Conference (MARCON) in Knoxville, TN this week. Full coverage of the exhibits, speeches, and interviews with attendees, students, presenters, and more will appear in the April 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine, which will mail April 1st. Below are some photographs of the conference. Kristine […]

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EASA offering motor cleaning webinar

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association is providing a webinar titled Proper Motor Cleaning: Avoiding Damage to the Motor and the Environment. This session examines features, benefits, and drawbacks of both conventional and alternative methods of cleaning electric motors. Methods covered include: immersion tanks steam cleaning parts-washing machines pressure washers abrasives ultrasonic devices Environmental options for handling […]

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