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Switch’d Up

Finnish PM generator manufacturer teams with Yaskawa division PM generator manufacturer The Switch is now officially the Yaskawa Environmental Energy Division. With global responsibility in selected areas of wind, marine, and turbo/industry applications, the Helsinki, Finland-based company views the rebranding as a good foundation to continue focusing on its mission to electrify the world with […]

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A Unified Drive

A South African motor repair service defies the odds Unidrive Electric Motors has scored another major achievement with its appointment as the official repair and service center for Zest WEG Group’s low voltage motors division in South Africa. It is another symbol of credibility for a company that has defied the odds over the past […]

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On The Rails

GE and Wabtec combine forces on transportation Wabtec Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric. The combination will make Wabtec a Fortune 500, global transportation leader in rail equipment, software and services, with operations in more than 50 countries. Under the agreement, which has been […]

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Century Mark

Fraba Group turns 100, celebrates growth with earnings The Fraba Group, pioneers of electric control systems and encoders, turns 100 this year. The Holland-based company with U.S. headquarters in Hamilton, N.J., gets to celebrate with strong recent financial growth. In 2017, turnover increased by 21 percent over the previous year, with total sales revenues of […]

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Extra Potential

Exro, Potencia teaming up for motor and generator efficiency projects For American ‘reshoring’ advocates, this one might seem like a tough loss. Two major presences in the world of high-efficiency electric motors and generators have linked up, and their pipeline arches just over both U.S. borders. Exro Technologies, of Vancouver, B.C., has announced an industrial […]

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Mother of nVention

Pentair Electrical is now nVent Pentair Electrical has completed its spin-off into a singular company, and subsequently changed its name to nVent. Following its separation from the parent company of Pentair, nVent will become a $2.1 billion global company that provides enclosures, electric heat tracing solutions, complete heat management systems and electrical and fastening solutions. […]

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Top Distributor Awards

Bartlett, Midpoint, Morgan take home honors Each year, Electro Static Technology recognizes its top AEGIS distributors. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has honored distributors for their excellence in sales and customer service. The 2017 Top Distributor Award goes to Bartlett Bearing Company for its outstanding AEGIS sales campaign to the motor repair […]

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Boeing in 3D

Aerospace company invests in Morf3D, an additive manufacturing company. Twice in two weeks, we’ve seen 3D printing pop up on our main news feeds. Indicator of which way the wind is blowing? Or just interesting new technology? While one was the culmination of a two-plus-year research initiative to create a fully 3D-printed electric motor, this […]

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Technicalities

Techies, unite! Briefs from the world of clouds, servers, and the IoT.  Microsoft investing big in IoT. Microsoft announced April 4 that it will invest an additional $5 billion towards the Internet of Things. The money is expected to be spread evenly over the next four years into the IoT sector. As part of company restructuring, the […]

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Recharge, Rethink

ABB news of both varieties: power grids, EV stations When you have 136,000 employees across 100 countries, I guess you grow to expect the good and the bad. Weathering the unexpected—and filtering negative outcomes—are probably woven into the company mantra. Heck, it’s sometimes even calculated to release one as a counterweight to the other. So […]

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