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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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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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Digital Breakdown

Comprehensive IBM/Manufacturer document can help your company’s transition As the “digital revolution” continues, manufacturing and technology continue to merge. The two realms also look to act together in order to make digital transition go smoothly. One example of this came out this week in the form of “The Digital Transformation Assessment 2021,” from IBM and […]

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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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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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Jenkins Adds Two Industry Veterans

Charlotte service center adds experience, “fresh thinking” with two industry experts Jenkins Electric, the 114-year-old Charlotte-based service center, has good news. Led by Iain Jenkins, a third generation president “who is focused on growth and solving industry problems,” per Crystal Bristow, the company’s vice president of marketing, Jenkins just made its next step in solving […]

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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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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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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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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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