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Canadian Expansion

ABB, IPS team up to tackle markets in three provinces ABB and IPS have entered into a partnership for the sale and service of motors and drives to customers in Western Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. IPS is now fully trained on selling, engineering and servicing ABB motors, drives, switchgear and related products, per a September 22 press release […]

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Machine Tool Days

Siemens event offers further insight on the hotly debated “remote diagnostics” trend Two weeks ago, we discussed the integration of “remote” applications permeating the plant and field maintenance industries. Centered around the release of Schneider Electric’s new platform, this item led to valuable discourse, both in our comments and e-mail inboxes, about the concerns and […]

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No Small Hires: Southwire

Fernando Esquivel named executive VP of HR Noted wire manufacturer Southwire welcomes Fernando Esquivel as its new executive vice president of human resources, the Carrollton, Ga., company said in a press release on its blog September 18. Esquivel’s “multi-faceted background aligns well with the company’s values and culture,” Southwire said, adding that through his leadership, […]

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Signs of Growth @ Tekwell

Company has three service centers in Tennesee, Georgia; announces seven new appointments Tekwell Services, the Tennessean motor repair operation, announced the always-encouraging addition of jobs to the company September 16. Tekwell, which has three main locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Cartersville, Ga., “is growing rapidly” per a press release sent to Electrical Apparatus, and added […]

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Daniel Jones, 84, Design Pioneer

Motion control giant also contributed to Mars mission later in life Daniel B. Jones, president and owner of Incremotion Associates/Motion Media Group, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., died on September 1, at 84 years of age, Control Engineering’s Mark T. Hoske first reported September 16. Dan Jones was an electric motor and generator design engineer and […]

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Moir Company Closes

A 60-year, family-operated business in Maine that epitomized the era The Moir Company, the Maine-based service center and longtime advertiser in Electrical Apparatus, has permanently closed. The winding operation was well known and respected in the electromechanical industry. The company was started in 1960 primarily to rewind power tool armatures and fields. Over the years, it […]

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Henson Named Division Head

Executive began his career at Baldor in ’97 as part of drives/motion control team ABB’s Motors and Generators division has named Jesse Henson president of their U.S. business. Henson, who has been with the company for 23 years, leads the team responsible for marketing, designing and manufacturing ABB and Baldor-Reliance industrial electric motors in the […]

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Remotely Troubling

New services for power distribution, augmented reality from Schneider A new service from a global industrial-electric powerhouse may be exciting technology, but it also sheds light on where the industry could be headed in terms of demand for field technicians. Schneider Electric has launched Remote Expertiseä, a new package of services for electrical and power […]

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Jay Industrial Flexes Muscle

The Birmingham-based service and manufacturing business has acquired a service center in North Alabama. Jay Industrial Repair, the Birmingham, Ala., service center and manufacturing outfit, has acquired Flanders Electric Motor Service, Inc.’s Muscle Shoals Regional Service Center, the company announced in an August 31 news release on its website. The purchase reportedly further increases Jay […]

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The “Quiet” Rise of the VFD

Noise reduction by combining variable frequency drives with hydraulics By combining Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology with electric motors in hydraulic power units, Green Hydraulic Power, Inc (GHP), a renewable energy company based in Huntington Beach, Calif., says it can lower customer energy usage by up to 80% while simultaneously reducing noise in the workplace […]

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