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3D Printing: All Aboard

“Expert team” brings “unparalleled real-world experience” with product applications Optomec, the Albuquerque manufacturer of metal 3D printing machines, announced the formation and meeting of its Metal Additive Manufacturing Technical Advisory Board (TAB) May 5, in what could be seen as an indicator of growth for the promising technology. The first board meeting was recently held […]

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A Warm Embraco

Nidec incorporates HVAC/R aftermarket into its U.S. Motors structure Nidec announced what it considers “a step forward in its brand cooperation in the United States” this week, extending the line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) solutions it offers for the aftermarket segment. “The existing HVAC/R aftermarket U.S. Motors structure will now include the […]

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Nothing Too Heavy

Memphis equipment company’s electric motor repair division acquired Howard Acquisitions, Inc., is prepared to do some Heavy lifting. It has acquired the electric motor repair division of Heavy Machines, Inc., of Memphis, Tennessee, per a company email to Electrical Apparatus May 12. There’s nothing too heavy for this repair operation, which specializes in cranes and […]

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Intervala-dation

Pittsburgh electromechanical manufacturer acquires NeoTech assets in Ohio Intervala, a full-service manufacturer of precision electronic and electromechanical products, announced Monday the acquisition of “certain assets” of NEOTech Inc.’s manufacturing business in Mason, Ohio. The acquisition perceivably expands Intervala’s customer base “through the addition of several top-tier customers in the medical device and industrial markets,” said […]

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Exelon to Split Businesses

Utilities subsidiaries “Remain”, while power generation businesses “Spin” off Exelon Corp. announced yesterday that its board of directors has approved a plan to separate Exelon Utilities (RemainCo), comprised of the company’s six regulated electric and gas utilities, and Exelon Generation (SpinCo), its power generation and customer-facing energy businesses into two publicly traded companies. The move […]

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KFI Repairs the Air

St. Paul company acquires Cincinnati engineering firm, commits to air quality goals KFI Engineers, the St. Paul, Minn., process and facility infrastructure design, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Fosdick & Hilmer Consulting Engineers, a Cincinnati-based mechanical, electrical, controls, and automation systems engineering firm. The parent company recently committed to air quality goals, […]

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Phase One

Single Phase, Yaskawa partner up on VFD converters Single Phase Power Solutions has partnered with Yaskawa America to incorporate the latter’s VFD (variable frequency drive) and digital single-phase converters within Single Phase’s engineered power systems. The move was announced in a February 16 press release e-mailed to Electrical Apparatus. “Application of these proven products enhances SPPS’ […]

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A Humdinger from Kundinger

Midwest co. launches electromechanical product line with Parker Hannifin Kundinger, the Wisconsin and Michigan-based fluid power, automation, and process control servicer, recently announced the launch of a new product line featuring products from Parker Hannifin’s electromechanical and drives division. The partnership “expands Kundinger’s industrial automation offerings to complement its hydraulic and pneumatic mechanical products,” per […]

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NOCTI Recognized

DOL praises collaboration with FANUC, Rockwell, APT Due to the skills gap, certification is arguably more important than ever, as it pertains to skilled trade industries. While nominal “certifications” have grown more common with the trajectory of niche organizations, truly measurable competency testing is scarce. That’s where NOCTI comes in. The National Occupancy Competency Testing […]

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Menlo Macro

Microsystems outfit receives big-time funding round Menlo Microsystems, Inc. (Menlo Micro) the company announced today the closing of its $44 million Series B funding round October 14, per a press release from the Irvine, Calif.-based company. Menlo considers itself the company “responsible for re-inventing the electronic switch with its Ideal Switch technology.” That innovation has, it claims, “created an […]

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