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EMCW lines up classes

The schedule is in The Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo has announced its lineup of classes, to be held conjointly with the EMCW Expo and the Electric Wire Processing Expo, all taking place at Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center, May 8th – 9th, 2019 Four courses are planned over the two day period. Please note, schedules are […]

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Motion Industries’ latest move

Distributor to acquire Axis automation and robotics   It’s a deal! Motion Industries, Inc., has agreed to acquire Axis New England/Axis New York (“Axis”) in a move that will expand Motion’s Automation Solutions Group. In the announcement press release, Motion president Randy Breaux described the move as part of his company’s strategy to increase automation products […]

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Maryland jump starts EV options

Utilities team up to deploy charging stations Get ready to charge — The Maryland Public Service Commission has given the go-ahead to a significant investment in EV charging infrastructure. A modified version of a pilot program proposed by four of the state’s largest electric utilities, the five year program calls for deployment of more than […]

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Motor Performance Measurement Without a Dyno: A Portable Dynamometer

SPONSORED CONTENT Motor Performance Measurement Without a Dyno: A Portable Dynamometer by R. Gene Smiley, PE Motor Diagnostic Systems Note: Sources for figure and citations listed at bottom of post as well as in the extended version of the article. ABSTRACT There are many scenarios where a quick, accurate validation of motor performance is valuable […]

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Congress’ Green Deal?

Progressive Democrats envision no small plans New York freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey today introduced a sweeping resolution calling for a Green New Deal.  As described by Lisa Friedman and Glenn Thrush in the New York Times, the proposed anti-climate-change resolution is a “blueprint for liberal ambition” that is nothing short of “breathtaking”: […]

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To the Max

Maxwell’s battery technology to power Tesla cars Electric car maker Tesla motors is in a $218 all-stock million deal to buy US battery-maker Maxwell Technologies. The car manufacturer hopes the purchase will improve car performance and help reduce prices. The purchase caught the attention of scientists and EV aficionados, including Fred Lambert, writing for Electrek, […]

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Bosch buys for e-mobility

Two purchases pending  German electronics and engineering company Bosch recently announced two moves designed to propel its ever-growing interest in the electromobility market into industry dominance. The company aims to take full control of electric motor manufacturer EM-Motors, a company originally started in partnership with Damlier as a 50-50 joint venture in 2011.  450,000 motors […]

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AIR CONTAMINANTS THAT AFFECT CARBON BRUSHES, MOTORS & GENERATORS

SPONSORED CONTENT Air Contaminants That Affect Carbon Brushes, Motors, & Generators by Benjamin Tenholder, Design & Application Engineering Morgan Advanced Materials A carbon brush is the part of the motor that conducts electrical current between the stationary wires (stator) and the rotating wires (rotor) of a motor or generator.  A brush riding on a commutator develops […]

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Family business turns 100

ACE Equipment Company is celebrating its centennial 2019 will be a big year for the Herans of Cleveland, when their family owned industrial equipment manufacturing company turns 100. The ACE Equipment Company was established in 1919 by  George and Nina Sherrer In 1962, Bob Heran, husband of George and Nina’s daughter Jean Sherrer, took over the business. In […]

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Motor mount magic

A new patent for Overly Hautz Overly Hautz Motor Base Company, a manufacturer that has made fabricated motor bases and rails for more than 80 years, is announcing its latest achievement: US Patent 9,973,056, entitled “Motor Mounting Assembly and Method of Manufacture.” The new mechanism adds additional ease of use, increased durability and reliability to O-H’s line […]

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