Tag Archives: electric motors

E-Bikes Go Mainstream

General Motors makes a splash, and wants you to name it In EV news, another sign that big auto giants are investing in electrics. General Motors introduced two new electric bikes November 2, slated for release in early 2019, along with a democratic surprise. Emblematic that major car companies are serious about investing in electric […]

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Obituary: Bill Swiger

Swiger Coil founder and industry fixture passes away William E. Swiger, Sr., founder of Swiger Coil Systems, Inc., passed away this week at the age of 92. Mr. Swiger, known as Bill, was the formative mind behind Swiger Coil, the Cleveland-based coil manufacturer now owned by Wabtec. Swiger—the company—has enriched the pages of Electrical Apparatus, […]

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American Axle & Manufacturing

Detroit company shows off new tech in Europe October’s International issue of Electrical Apparatus continues to highlight industry stories from every corner of the world. This week, we found another great example of a homegrown company from the United States’ own Motor City—a longtime manufacturing hub—flexing its new muscles by preparing for an overseas show […]

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Hard Drivers

Researchers use magnets from used computer hard drive to power axial gap motor Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. In a first-ever demonstration of its kind, the permanent magnets made from rare earth elements were reused without alteration in an […]

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AHR Sessions

Educational schedule released for HVAC expo in Atlanta The AHR Expo will take place January 14-16, 2019 in Atlanta this year. The convention and trade show is an annual gathering for the HVAC/R industries, encompassing all heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation companies along with their repair specialists. AHR has released its educational sessions, adding more […]

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Uncaged Bird

MagniX runs successful 350 HP test for electric Cessna MagniX, the electric aviation company based in Redmond, Wash., today announced the successful testing of a 350 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor with an aircraft propeller mounted on a Cessna ‘Iron Bird’. Described as a milestone not only by the company but by news outlets including WIRED […]

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George Flolo Awarded

Chicagoland native wins EASA’s highest honor EASA’s Exceptional Achievement Service award is the highest honor the association offers. 2018 recipient George Flolo is in safe company. Since its inception in 1997, the esteemed award has been given to industry legends—and we don’t use that word lightly—such as Frank Leonard (Electro-Mechanical Corporation, Bristol, VA, 2012); E. […]

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CWIEME Exhibitors

2018 coil winding expo coming up, October 2-4 in Chicago The CWIEME Chicago exhibitor list is up! The coil industry’s premier event will take place October 2-4 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., just outside of Chicago, this year. Exhibit hall hours are 10-5 on the first two days, and 10-3 on […]

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Top Distributor Awards

Bartlett, Midpoint, Morgan take home honors Each year, Electro Static Technology recognizes its top AEGIS distributors. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has honored distributors for their excellence in sales and customer service. The 2017 Top Distributor Award goes to Bartlett Bearing Company for its outstanding AEGIS sales campaign to the motor repair […]

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Nikola Is Truckin’

You’re always hearing about Tesla. Here’s Nikola getting some recognition. Nikola Motors, the electric truck startup, announced it has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Considered an expert in the field of fuel cells, Schneider is an automotive industry veteran who spent most of his career working for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. […]

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