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Why Your Plant or Shop Should Consider Robotics

More companies are turning to automated processes—which could mean opportunity for your service shop or plant. Partially due to the disastrous economic, socially-distanced, cautious climate that is 2020—and partially due to the steady advancement of technology—robotics are permeating industry at a higher rate than ever. And since many of these processes involve servomotors, robotic arms […]

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Phil It Up: BDS Makes Two Acquisitions

Philadelphia-based bearings company acquirers two area repair ops and distributors Bearing & Drive Solutions (BDS) of the Philadelphia region, a familiar name in the world of industrial distribution since 1978, has acquired two more stalwarts in the industry: Philadelphia Ball and Roller Bearing (that of 400 N. 6th St. in Philadelphia) and Universal Motor Distributors, […]

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Hitachi Buys ABB Power Grids

Baldor’s parent company will focus on industrial customers after “significant milestone” Hitachi completed a buyout of a majority of ABB’s Power Grids unit July 1, according to a BusinessWire press release. ABB, whose portfolio is focused on industrial customers, called the move “a significant milestone in the company’s transformation towards a decentralized global technology company” in […]

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GM Supplier of the Year Awards

SKF, Nidec, Bosch, FANUC, Schaeffler among 116 recipients General Motors recognized the “most innovative partners” of its supply chain during a virtual ceremony to celebrate the automotive giant’s annual Supplier of the Year awards on June 24. Recipients of the GM Supplier of the Year award included 116 suppliers from 15 countries, with 13 first-time […]

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Giant Steps

Volta EV charging stations set for grocery stores in the Mid-Atlantic Giant Food, the greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, has begun to install electric vehicle charging stations that are free to use for EV drivers at select locations across Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Working with Volta, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging […]

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Propelling UAV Distribution

An American-based alliance for electric drone motors ePropelled, a magnetic engineering technology company for electro-magnetic motors, announced they have signed an agreement to bring UAV Propulsion Tech of Tampa, Fla., on as a distributor of their electric motors to market their products to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry…basically what […]

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Fanuc Adds 5-Axis

Company’s CNC workforce platform now includes training option for skills gap FANUC’s CNC machining workforce development solution now includes a new training option addresses the manufacturing skills gap and the need for more advanced machine tool operators. To “further develop the next-gen manufacturing workforce,” FANUC America, the Rochester Hills, Mich., based branch of the Japanese […]

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Eaton Greet

Hack handbook includes IT tricks and products Eaton is promoting its “IT Hacks” eBook, featuring 25 efficiency-enhancing IT tricks. These include using items that are already in your workspace, work-from-homespace, or general sphere. Did you ever notice, for example, that Beanie Babies can double as ergonomic wrist rests to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome? Or […]

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ABB/Baldor at 100!

Congratulations to one of our oldest advertisers and a pioneering force in motors! In 1920, Edwin Ballman and Emil Doerr set out to “build a better motor,” defined as one that used less electricity. Now, a century later, ABB’s Baldor-Reliance motors continue a legacy. “We continue to take ABB’s Baldor-Reliance motors to the next level […]

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Organizational Healing

CWIEME, IMTS, others provide options, analysis for tough times In a time of division and uncertainty, it’s easy enough to invoke phrases like “we’re all in this together” or “we stand united”…but let’s take a look at which organizational bodies are actually taking action with regards to the industries employing Electrical Apparatus readers, such as […]

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