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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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Weld Inspection: Is Automated Better?

Yaskawa webinar touts robotic assist techniques, but we have questions A webinar on Tuesday hosted by Yaskawa prompted our consideration of a persistent question: is a new, highly-advertised automated process more effective than its predecessor? In this case, Yaskawa was touting its automated welding inspection applications. Hosted by Jeff Noruk of Servo-Robot, the manufacturer of […]

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Machine Tool Days

Siemens event offers further insight on the hotly debated “remote diagnostics” trend Two weeks ago, we discussed the integration of “remote” applications permeating the plant and field maintenance industries. Centered around the release of Schneider Electric’s new platform, this item led to valuable discourse, both in our comments and e-mail inboxes, about the concerns and […]

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No Small Hires: Southwire

Fernando Esquivel named executive VP of HR Noted wire manufacturer Southwire welcomes Fernando Esquivel as its new executive vice president of human resources, the Carrollton, Ga., company said in a press release on its blog September 18. Esquivel’s “multi-faceted background aligns well with the company’s values and culture,” Southwire said, adding that through his leadership, […]

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Signs of Growth @ Tekwell

Company has three service centers in Tennesee, Georgia; announces seven new appointments Tekwell Services, the Tennessean motor repair operation, announced the always-encouraging addition of jobs to the company September 16. Tekwell, which has three main locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Cartersville, Ga., “is growing rapidly” per a press release sent to Electrical Apparatus, and added […]

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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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Daniel Jones, 84, Design Pioneer

Motion control giant also contributed to Mars mission later in life Daniel B. Jones, president and owner of Incremotion Associates/Motion Media Group, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., died on September 1, at 84 years of age, Control Engineering’s Mark T. Hoske first reported September 16. Dan Jones was an electric motor and generator design engineer and […]

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Moir Company Closes

A 60-year, family-operated business in Maine that epitomized the era The Moir Company, the Maine-based service center and longtime advertiser in Electrical Apparatus, has permanently closed. The winding operation was well known and respected in the electromechanical industry. The company was started in 1960 primarily to rewind power tool armatures and fields. Over the years, it […]

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WEFTEC Incoming

Your monthly virtual conference alert features excellent diversity WEFTEC, like so many of its trade show contemporaries, is fully virtual this year. The conference airs October 5-9 and is available to non-members for a $60 registration fee, with free options for students as well as free viewing available for the opening, awards, and closing sessions. […]

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Henson Named Division Head

Executive began his career at Baldor in ’97 as part of drives/motion control team ABB’s Motors and Generators division has named Jesse Henson president of their U.S. business. Henson, who has been with the company for 23 years, leads the team responsible for marketing, designing and manufacturing ABB and Baldor-Reliance industrial electric motors in the […]

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