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A Taste of Electric Power

The Electric Power Expo was last week and hey, it was a good time! The show, which took place at The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., brought together manufacturers and distributors of electrical testing products, conveyor products, controls, turbines, pumps, transformers, the list goes on and on. Conferences were held before, during, 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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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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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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Upcoming ElectroMechanical and related industry trade shows and conventions

February 23-26 MARCON (Maintenance and Reliability Conference), Knoxville, TN (http://marcon.utk.edu/) April 13-17 Hannover Messe, Germany (http://www.hannovermesse.de/en/exhibition/facts-figures/) April 21-23 Electric Power, Rosemont, IL (http://www.electricpowerexpo.com/) April 24-27 Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exposition, Cleveland, OH (http://www.pearl1.org/annual_conference.htm) May 7-10 National Manufacturing Week (NMW), Chicago, IL (http://www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au/) May 13-14 Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo (EMCW) Milwaukee, […]

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Maintenance and reliability seminars in November

All-Test Pro, an Old Saybrook, Conn., manufacturer of portable instruments for the testing of electric motors, is offering one-day maintenance and reliability seminars. Attendees will learn learn from industry representatives on how electric motor testing programs, vibration analysis and ultrasound testing can combine to reduce downtime and increase profitability. “Increasing uptime and decreasing the cost of […]

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Record attendance at CWIEME Chicago

This year’s Coil Winding, Insulation, and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition (CWIEME) Chicago welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors from across North America. Held September 30 – October 1, CWIEME Chicago grew by 40% this year with more than 45 new suppliers in the motor, generator, transformer and energy sectors. The two-day show at Chicago’s Donald E. […]

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Dept. of Energy to host manufacturing innovation workshop

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) will host “Manufacturing Innovation Topics” workshop October 8-9, 2014 at the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Tex. Attendees will discuss AMO’s recent Request for Information (RFI) on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topic Areas as well as the recent areas of […]

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IMTS 2014 Preview

  All of next week, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will be taking over Chicago. This bi-annual conference & exhibition is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. Companies exhibiting at this event are from a wide-range of manufacturing industries. From machining and industrial automation to gear generation and […]

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Manufacturing summit opens tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2014 Manufacturing Summit will open tomorrow in Washington, D.C. The two-day event will feature manufacturers from across the country that plan to meet with legislators and advocate policies that “play a critical role in the nation’s economic growth.” Last year, more than 550 manufacturers of all sizes from across the country attended the Manufacturing Summit and […]

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