Tag Archives: electric motor

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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Levee Rage

Eugene dam problems: a sample of infrastructure repairs The Leaburg Dam in Eugene, Oregon offers a representation of some of the United States’ decaying infrastructure, and the difficulties that come with combating it. The Eugene Water and Electric Board recently finished a saga of major repairs intended for restoring the Leaburg Dam to operational status. This was […]

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Big Wheels, Little Company

Electric bikes made by startup will use Nidec motor  Momentum Electric, a London-based electric bicycle company, has just launched what it claims to be “the most powerful legal electric bike”. A collaboration between one of the smallest companies in Europe and one of the largest companies in Japan, the VIT-S model was launched on crowdfunding campaign site Kickstarter. It has a maximum power […]

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