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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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Three ways to automate a system by Kevin Jones

There are essentially three approaches to automating a system, according to Jason Markesino of Applied Manufacturing Technologies, depending on the extent to which you want to engage professional help with attendant expense: 1. Do it yourself. This is cheaper than going to a professional, but it can disrupt workflow. Also, you may not know as […]

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VOTW: First Recycled Electric Vehicle

The Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management organization at KU Leuven is taking the saying “waste not, want not” to the next level with the introduction of Project Demeter’s electric vehicle made from recycled materials. Check out their video here:

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Electrical Fire at Brooklyn Jail

The jailhouse is rocking, but not with music. An electrical fire at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn began a series of frigid events for inmates, staff, and the community. On January 27, an electrical panel that broke down caught fire and then the generator switch melted. The facility was unable to use generator power […]

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Mythbusters Jr. Magnet Magic

The original Mythbusters television show premiered in 2003 on the Discovery Channel with 296 episodes through its 2016 finale. Always a popular and beloved show by viewers, a spin-off, Mythbusters Jr., with original host Adam Savage aired its first episode in early January 2019. This time, Mr. Savage and a group of bright, curious children […]

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VOTW: Be Mine, Valentine NECCO Candy Save

Never fear! Ferrara Candy has come to the rescue and will have candy hearts ready for Valentine’s Day.  Here’s a look back at the “B-LOVE”d treats’ original manufacturer (the now bankrupt Necco) and another of its well-known products, the often-mocked Necco wafers.

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Top 10 Most Read EA blog posts of 2018

The Electrical Apparatus magazine blog was one of the first digital supplements to our monthly magazine beginning in the summer of 2011. One of the firsts posts was a preview of the July 2011 issue. The blog has evolved over the years sharing timely news, previews of upcoming issues and trade shows, extra photographs from […]

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Sponsored Content: New EA advertiser opportunity

Barks Publications, Inc., publishers of Electrical Apparatus magazine and its supplements, is excited to announce that we will be offering sponsored content as an advertising opportunity of which our print advertisers can take advantage and allowing them to share their white papers and technical work in their own words. The sponsored content will be published […]

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Who’s Who of EASA speakers

The educational sessions at the 2018 convention cover a variety of topics from sales to technical issues. Each year, the latest industry trends and questions are explored with experts to help guide the conversations in each session. Here are just some of the diverse group of speakers you will see this year are: Sales: Keith […]

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