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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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Nikola Under the Microscope

New report alleges fraud, executive corruption; CEO resigned Monday Where there’s opportunity, there’s those who position to take advantage of it. Unfortunately these days, it seems the opportunist pool is diluted with corrupt motivations. The latest example of alleged, intricate corporate fraud—taking advantage of a promising good technology, reportedly—comes from electric truck manufacturer Nikola. Hindenburg […]

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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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Goodenough for a Lifetime

Nobel prize winning inventor of lithium-ion battery, 97, still looking forward How about this for a resume? See below: Dr. John B. Goodenough, Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT-Austin -Invented lithium-ion battery -Served as military meteorologist, U.S. Army, WWII -Oldest Nobel Prize winner -Still working at age 97 Education -Undergraduate degree, Yale University -PhD, Physics, […]

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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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They Came To Baghdad

GE Grid Solutions strikes major contract with Iraqi government Peak demands for electricity generally occur during the extreme seasons, a trend compounded by social distancing practices worldwide in the summer of 2020. General Electric knows this, and isn’t limiting its scope to its home turf. Two new agreements have been signed between GE Grid Solutions […]

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Earthquake-Resistant Transformers

Swiss manufacturer unveils new design to prevent network failures, damages Earthquakes, whether mild or severe, pose a threat for transformers in operation. To make sure the transformers will not move or fall in case of an earthquake, and thus cause network failures or damages such as oil leaks, R&S Rauscher & Stoecklin, the Swiss manufacturer, designed […]

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Aiken To Be Caught

Wanted: vandals who’ve been shooting electrical junction boxes in S.C. We like to avoid name-calling, but some things are just downright idiotic. Like the vandalism reported over the past week in a South Carolina utility co-op’s coverage area, where bullet holes were found in multiple electrical junction boxes. The “vandalism”—a term fits the bill but […]

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Has Precision Winding Found the Airborne Antidote?

Concrete evidence of airborne transmission is disputed. It’s good to see a product from a trusted source. PWI, the Wichita, Ks., manufacturer, says it has developed a virus neutralizing system for use in fighting airborne contaminants aboard commercial aircraft. The device, called Biotek Shield, is designed to be installed in the air conditioning systems of […]

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Progress Pod

Esteemed organization demonstrates fluid transition to new media The Association of Facilities Engineering has a new podcast. The AFE Factor, a solid exhibition of how historically rooted workforce organizations can transition to new media, premiered July 31. Hosted by Amir Clayton Powell aka “AC”, the organization’s executive director and CEO, the podcast is already rolling […]

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