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‘Reluctant’ Delivery

Nidec, UPS team up for new fuel cell delivery trucks Two companies that have spent the last decade reinventing themselves are teaming up for an extra-efficient delivery process. Nidec Motor Corp. is providing the switched reluctance motors for UPS’ new fuel cell delivery trucks. Motors of this variety, popularized by major manufacturers in recent years for […]

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Real Rehabilitation

Indian inmates repair motors, fans, coolers at rapid rate An Indian training center run by inmates of the country’s largest prison puts faith in the word “rehabilitation” as it relates to correctional systems. There, at Tihar Jail, part of the Tihar Prisons complex in Delhi, fans and coolers are fixed in a matter of hours, motors […]

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Fear the Engineer

We’re talkin’ about PRACTICE. What do a Swedish-American engineering whiz and a former professional basketball player have in common? Nothing, until now. NBA Hall of Famer and career dissenter Allen Iverson would have taken issue with this one. So would any devoted engineer, making this likely the first time ever that a controversial, retired point guard and […]

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They’re No Fluke

2016 contest finalists announced  Fluke Corporation, the testing equipment company, announced finalists for its 2016 student contest in a press release Monday. Qualifications for the college students were skills, innovation, and business application. Student teams used Fluke’s wireless tools and software to collaborate and solve real-world operational problems. The finalist teams and their selected projects are: Richmond Community […]

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Spray-On Solar

New technology hopes to expand solar applicability Just in time for sunny weather, you now have the option to “spray on” your green energy instead of “rubbing it in” in front of those who use conventional methods. Beginning with the exploration and development of a material called perovskite in the mid-2000s, researchers and solar companies may […]

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“Coop” Retires

Rotating equipment expert Michael Cooper retires Esteemed engineer and rotating equipment specialist Michael Cooper, most recently a market manager at The Gund Company, retired Thursday. Mr. Cooper has been working with rotating equipment since his days in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine engine rooms in 1977. “We are both delighted and disheartened,” Mike Moran, VP of […]

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Rocky Mount

North Carolina motor shop finalist for Torch Award The Rocky Mountains might hold the honor of heights in the country. But it’s a North Carolina motor shop with that namesake that’s got a chance at another prestigious honor this year. Rocky Mount Electric Motor recently was selected as a finalist for a Torch Award for […]

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Lawsuit Follows Tragedy

Did NEC violations lead to a tragic teenage death?  An electric motor repair company is being sued for claims of negligence in a tragic North Carolina death. Rachel Rosoff died on Sept. 3 in a public pool where she worked, in the Heritage Point neighborhood of Raleigh, N.C. The 17-year-old lifeguard was electrocuted and drowned that Labor Day […]

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Coal Museum, Solar Power

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum goes solar The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is switching to solar power to save money. The museum, which memorializes Kentucky’s history in coal mining, will be modernizing with a new form of cheaper energy. This week, in a move that […]

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Westinghouse Files

Emblematic electric company enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy The words ‘electric’ and ‘pioneering’ are synonymous with Westinghouse. The company, started by George of the same surname in 1886, was at the forefront of the implementation of electricity as an industry and household regularity. More recently, it had operated as Toshiba’s nuclear branch; the company’s vaunted pressurized […]

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