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BSA Awards

Three industry companies win the 2020 BSA Excellence Awards The Bearings Specialists Association (BSA) released its 2020 Excellence Awards February 2. The organization’s president, Jim Scardina of Midwest-based Bearing Headquarters Company, announced three winners of the annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service by bearing distributors and bearing manufacturers to end users during BSA’s annual […]

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AR100 Revisions 2020

Update includes notes, additions, numbered tables AR100 is a document considered “essential” by many EASA members. Since its first issuance in 1998, the booklet has been revised a number of times (it is required by ANSI to be revised at least every 5 years), all of which are worth analyzing. EASA’s “Recommended Practice for the […]

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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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Linear Function

Add a capital ‘H’ and you’re anything but ‘unstable’. Brad Hunstable and his budding company, Linear Labs, just keep on racking up accolades. If you look at the press coverage, both the man and the motor he pioneered are anything but the world contained in his last name—”unstable”—in fact, that capital ‘H’ rings of reliability. […]

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Train Your Mind (and Your Skills Will Follow)

Funky learning circumstances haven’t stifled workforce development programs Remote learning requirements in a number of states haven’t prevented many American community colleges from developing ad hoc, technician-type training programs for their students. In fact, workforce development programs are on the rise, according to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics. The NCES’ Integrated […]

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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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