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Going Once, Going Twice

Bid now, visit later for a timely auction in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula For Midwesterners, late May into early June is always a good time to visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Catch-and-keep season has just started for most fishermen, temperatures finally begin to rise, and the rivers and waterfalls usher in kayak and canoe enthusiasts. If you’re […]

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Floatovoltaics

Floating solar projects are coming to fruition in 2019 Floating solar panel technology is an intriguing innovation in the renewable energy sector these days. FPV (floating photovoltaic) refers to an array of solar panels on a structure that floats on a body of water, typically an artificial basin or a lake. The idea boasts rapid […]

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Smart Cities

Wildly ambitious, potential IoT hubs are a popular banner for tech companies. But they’re often short on details—and their progress is difficult to quantify The concept of the “smart city” has already gone through a number of iterations in a short lifespan. Many of them are wildly ambitious, and others seem practical but are short […]

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ACS, Mersen Sites

Repair catalog designed for manufacturers, new electrical power website debut Two comprehensive industry websites were released in April, offering new resources for everyone from manufacturers to utility customers. The first is a components catalog from ACS targeting manufacturers, and the second is designed for electrical power industry members from Mersen. In an effort to keep […]

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New Product Round-Up

Spring is a time for renewal. Here’s what some companies are nurturing. Ah, spring. It means cleaning for some, taxes for others, but it’s universally a time of renewal. In the electromechanical industry, a few leaders have new products out. Let’s take a look at some of these as we prepare for fresh air and […]

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What’s That Sound?

If you hear any noise, this material you will enjoy Researchers at Boston University’s College of Engineering may have just made big strides in noise abatement solutions, something that involves new industrial materials and could have application in both the HVAC and plant sectors. A noise-blocking, mathematically driven, ring that silences sound without blocking airflow […]

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Batteries (And Insurance) Included

Oregon’s ESS, Inc. signs novel 10-year agreement with Munich Re A German insurer became the first company to offer long-term insurance on large-scale battery and energy storage, it announced last week. Munich Re, an insurance group based in the German city of the same name, signed a 10-year contract with U.S. battery manufacturer ESS Inc., […]

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Mersen Scopes a Record

Electrical equipment company chosen for largest telescope project Mersen, the manufacturer of electrical power equipment and advanced materials, has announced that it will be taking part in the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) project run by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), helping to complete the fifth and final mirror for this giant future telescope, which is […]

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Induction Burners in the Kitchen

A look at ‘new’ technology derived from standard science A transforming kitchen environment is seeing the use of induction burners instead of old-fashioned stoves. As a recent Fast Company article highlighted through the lens of Chicago’s own Alinea restaurant, the “back of the house” is now the most high-tech part of the restaurant in a […]

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Food Safe Bearings

ABB launches new mounted ball line for food manufacturers In the food and beverage industry, equipment requires some of the most thorough maintenance. Failures due to water ingress, grease wash-out, and corrosion, as well as stringent health regulations and the effects of the cleaning chemicals this merit, are all regular headaches for food and beverage […]

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