Tag Archives: electric motors

Grande Old Time

In NorCal, a one-stop-shop for pumps and motors  This week, our editors came across a nice piece in The Union, a local newspaper serving Nevada County, Calif. It features a family-owned and run shop that combines two established businesses under one roof while keeping both namesakes. Pumps West & Motor Electric, of Grass Valley, Calif., is the result […]

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What’s Inside That Building?

U.K. defense and science researchers developing sensory gadget Here’s a useful bit of spyware for defense departments: University College of London researchers have developed a portable gadget that can detect electric motors, combustion engines, turbines, air conditioning units, fans (including those inside computers), and any other rotating machinery that yields an electromagnetic field—all from behind a […]

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To the Motor-Copter

Is it a car? Is it a plane? It’s both. At the risk of being brutally honest, it’s difficult to see exactly why society needs flying cars. Or self-driving ones, for that matter. That being said, certain inventions in the age of technology are just too, um, inventive, to ignore. Here’s another prototype that fits that […]

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Data Lift

Lift trucks, pallet trucks get tech’d out Do you use electric lifts in your facility? If so, make sure you’re up to speed. Most lift trucks are experiencing the same makeover as other industrial machinery; data integration. But don’t stick a forklift in ’em just yet. The emergence of data-infused technologies within the lift truck […]

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State of Repair

Hobbyists, lobbyists, and the growing battle for the “right to repair” Could it be possible that some repair technicians have to contend for their own right to fix something? The thought seems far-fetched, but as manufacturers gain increasing monopolies over certain products, and technology is further integrated into machinery, it sheds light on obstacles facing […]

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Advertising Tip #16: Supplement with digital

The Electrical Apparatus magazine has been in print for over 50 years, and we are proud to publish a magazine focused on the electromechanical community. Each issue is made up of articles from our editors and advertisements, yet when we created the Direct and Current e-newsletter and the upcoming Electrical Apparatus podcast we wanted another venue for […]

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Float Your Boat

Electric powered boats, bikes on the rise Electric cars, bikes, and boats: three ways the electric motor has gone mobile. While the rise of a company like Tesla has been astronomical and highly publicized, electric powered cars were motivated chiefly by recognition of climate change. A renewed devotion to the environment made going green at […]

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Docked & Loaded

U.S. destroyer back to San Diego after motor repairs A new model of U.S. destroyer arrived at its homeport of San Diego December 8th after a three-month odyssey at sea wrought with breakdowns and repairs. After being out of commission and docked in Panama for three weeks, the U.S.S. Zumwalt is now docked at Naval Station San […]

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Lucky Thirteen

Energy Department announces $25 million for innovative motors Good news for the electric motor sector, as the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied R&D. The projects will be distributed between a variety of college institutions and businesses and will specifically target […]

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Henry Dreisilker, 90

Dreisilker Electric founder, a legend in the electric motor service industry EA is greatly saddened to hear of the death of Henry Dreisilker, founder of Dreisilker Electric Motors, Inc., of Glen Ellyn, Ill., who died November 1, 2016. Mr. Dreisilker was 90 years old. He was able to celebrate his 90th birthday with family just […]

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