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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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Mahle Motor

German manufacturer developing magnet-free traction motor with no rare earths As the crusade for higher efficiency motors continues, some experts are expressing concern about the availability of rare-earths to build them. German manufacturer Mahle says it is making progress on that front, the company detailed in a May 5 press release. Mahle “is currently developing […]

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Climate Control

Danfoss names new VP of sales for its Climate Solutions business in US and Canada Danfoss has named Vikas Anand as vice president of sales in North America for its recently formed Climate Solutions business segment. The fact that a pump manufacturer with a longstanding hard-industry presence has formed a “Climate Solutions” division is a telling […]

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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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R2R: Ringing Endorsement

FTC report “shows they took our testimony very seriously” says TRA On May 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a long-awaited report on how manufacturers limit product repairs. Back in 2019, The Repair Association (TRA) participated alongside the folks at U.S. PIRG, iFixit, etc. in a “Nixing the Fix” workshop hosted by the FTC. […]

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A Patent on the Back

Helwig’s “BPK-Probe” shaft voltage detecting device no longer pending In the video below, absorb everything you can except the words “patent pending” which no longer apply. Helwig Carbon’s shaft voltage detection device, otherwise known as the “BPK-Probe”, received an official United States patent this month, EA has learned via e-mail from Helwig. The device is […]

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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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Coal Conversions a Success

CPV says it channeled over 400 MW to traditional sites in PJM region Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), the Silver Spring, Md., subsidiary of OPC Energy, commemorated Earth Day 2021 by “underscoring the tremendous contributions their employees, partners and shareholders have made to address climate change,” it said, and is providing impressive data to back it. […]

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Perseverance Leads to Touchdowns

NASA rover reached Mars last Thursday; successfully sending back live streams Nope, that’s not a Vince Lombardi quote. The latest Mars touchdown occurred last Thursday, just after our previous newsletter. We wanted to give NASA and its Perseverance crew their due in this week’s edition. The mission has been a major success thus far; not only did […]

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