Tag Archives: electric motor

Valpo Cleaners Catches Fire

Clothing rack motor causes fire at Valparaiso cleaners Officials from multiple state and federal agencies have determined that last week’s fire at a Valparaiso, Indiana dry cleaners shop was caused by an electric motor. This was a cleaning rack motor, overheated from extended use, highlighting the importance of regular maintenance for motors in retail industries […]

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Sheboygan Scheme

Embezzlement exposed at Wisco motor repair/rebuild business  A former office manager at a Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based electric motor repair and rebuild business pleaded guilty last Friday to embezzling more than $430,000 from the company over a two-year period from 2011 to 2013. Lynette Lomibao entered a guilty plea in the U.S District Court for Eastern Wisconsin […]

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Big Name Round-up

News from Toshiba, Siemens, ABB, Schneider, and more… Names familiar to EA readers have caught headlines recently, for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a summation of recent activity that includes some of the more recognizable names in the industry. ABB inks offshore project with Statoil off Norway. The company has signed a “project specific agreement” for the […]

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Setting Up Shop

Owensboro Electric Motor of Kentucky under new ownership Small businesses stand at a crossroads of uncertainty these days, with reason for optimism stirred into an unpredictable economy. Many small business owners feel that now is the time to make a move and spend money, while others may want to wait and see what the new administration does […]

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Tech Support

Electrical malfunction causes campus scare A weekly test of an automated motor-generator system at Tennessee Tech University malfunctioned on January 3rd, causing overheating and heavy smoke that nearly caught fire. Campus buildings were evacuated as multiple fire alarms were triggered. The incident also led to further inspection of equipment that yielded deficiencies, prompting a call […]

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Movers and Shakers

Catching up with industry movements large and small Schaeffler AG acquires Compact Dynamics. On December 20th, Schaeffler AG, of Herzogenaurach, Germany, acquired electric motor manufacturer Compact Dynamics GmbH (seller: Semikron International GmbH). The acquisition is of 51 percent of the shares of Compact Dynamics GmbH, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors. The transaction is envisaged to be […]

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Washington Monument

Obelisk will undergo at least 2 more years of repairs to elevators, motors During the Civil War, the construction of the Capitol building was a parallel that became looked at as a paradigm to quantify a nation’s turbulent search for unity. Originally constructed in the same era—the Washington Monument’s outlook could serve as a parallel […]

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The Wheatstone Motor

An innovation from a different time In a special report to the Tribune-Star of Terre Haute, Ind., Caleb Wright recently reflected on a special kind of electric motor. The Wheatstone electric motor, from the mid-1800s, was a true innovation in its time. As Wright explains it: With a height of about 11 inches, it rests on […]

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Need A Lift?

In the Swiss Alps, ABB powers first chairlift for the disabled In Switzerland, some holiday uplift for even the crankiest scrooge. Beginning this winter season at the Madrisa ski resort in the Swiss Alps, a new, wheelchair-accessible chairlift model is in operation. The handicap and disabled-friendly Madrisa 6-seater lift is the first of its kind, and […]

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Holiday Warm-Up

Here’s a hot gift inspired by a motorhead Worth considering during the last-minute holiday scramble: A heated necklace, inspired by a former motor shop worker. As Anthony Gentile of local Nevada news source Tahoe Daily Tribune reports, the brand Kozy Core is a unique story. More ‘surface-warming’ than heartwarming, this gadget will probably just keep you […]

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