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Servo Certified

Applied Motion gets UL tag for 2020 Applied Motion Products, the Watsonville, Calif., manufacturer, gained increased acceptance of its MDX integrated servo motors into industrial motion control applications in 2020, with UL recognition on all models. This certification assures users in the U.S. and Canada that these motors meet high-quality standards for electrical safety. The […]

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Advanced Energy Certified

Advanced Energy certified for electric motors by U.S. Department of Energy On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued its final determination classifying Advanced Energy as a nationally recognized certification program. It’s a standout moment for AE—Raleigh’s energy consulting firm and motor test center. After achieving Certification Body status under ISO 17065 […]

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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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Training: Tech Colleges Return, Go Virtual

“Essential” training, including electromechanics, returns to Lakeshore Technical College Certain training courses deemed “essential”, including electromechanics, are returning to in-person methods at various spots across the U.S., specifically in states that have eased stay-at-home orders, such as Wisconsin, home to Lakeshore Technical College. The college, founded in 1967 and based in Cleveland, Wisc., now has […]

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PTDA’s Hefty 6th Edition

Latest version of transmission/motor control reference bible is out The Power Transmission Distributors Association‘s new handbook carries a lot of weight. That’s not surprising, seeing as it’s nearly 400 pages. By weight alone, it's way more than a "handbook", The almost-400 page, 17-chapter, SIXTH edition of @ptdaorg's long-valued power transmission/motion control reference is available now […]

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Engineers Week 2020

Followed by World Engineering Day, March 4 Engineers Week 2020 is wrapping up nationwide this week. The event, which was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of (and interest in) engineering and technology careers. “EWeek” ran […]

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When is an engineer not an engineer?

When he works for himself? A customer was annoyed when electrical engineer Greg Mills raised the estimate he’d quoted for a job, after the customer mentioned that certain additional features would be necessary. The customer complained to the Arizona Board of Technical Registration, and from there, things got worse for Mills — much worse. The […]

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Metaling in NASA’s Affairs

Diving further into last week’s VOTW topic as details emerge Talk about a ‘long con’. News erupted last Thursday that aluminum manufacturer Hydro Extrusion—formerly known as Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI)—admitted to providing customers, the most prominent of which included U.S. government contracts such as NASA and the Department of Defense, with falsified certifications for almost […]

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5 Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

Power distribution, substation, elevator maintenance, power plant operation A CNBC report using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled a list of the ten highest paying jobs you can get without a college degree in the United States right now. We break down half of those—which happen to occur in skilled sectors highly familiar […]

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Delivery Drones

Google’s Wing becomes first company to gain FAA approval for the concept Utility drones for repairs, military and surveillance drones for security reasons, mapping drones….we seem to have every kind of flying robot we want…except for the one that perhaps best defines the 21st century: a convenience drone designed for consumers. Check that box, now, […]

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