Tag Archives: electromechanical

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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The Good River

Electromechanical solutions company to move from Memphis to Cincinnati area A large commercial electromechanical services company is doing some up-river relocating. Darana Hybrid, Inc., plans to move its offices from Memphis to the Greater Cincinnati area, it said in a press release January 30. As with any real estate move, location had a bundle to […]

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Jersey, Sure

The Garden State: Junctions, hard work, and…ospreys?  PATCO trouble. Recent transit delays at a critical junction on the East Coast involved the damage and subsequent replacement of over 20 motors—along with a unique, unforeseen issue for maintenance professionals to troubleshoot. The PATCO (Port Authority Transit Corporation) Speedline, which links Philadelphia’s SEPTA system to South Jersey via […]

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GE: Garden Enshrinement

Logos will appear on Boston Celtics jerseys next season General Electric is seeing green in 2017. Celtic green, that is. The company announced a multiyear partnership with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday that includes data and analytics service provisions, $7 million to the team, and one McHale of an advertising spot. GE logo patches, seen below, […]

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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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Ifs, Ands, and Buts

July job growth applauded; but how real is it? 255,000 jobs were added in July in the United States. That’s the short of it, and that alone is enough to merit national headlines and conversational optimism. The surrounding chatter has been thicker than usual for a job report, mainly because this figure exceeded projections. It […]

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In Honor of Helmut

AMETEK scholarship fund of $25,000 goes to OSU AMETEK, Inc., the Berwyn, Pa.-based manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, responded to recognition with further generosity this past week. The company donated $25,000 to a scholarship fund at Ohio State University’s College of Engineering after recently receiving a leadership award from within its own ranks: the […]

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Nidec & Emerson

Esteemed CEO purchases motors & drives divisions for $1.2 billion Nidec Corp., of Kyoto, Japan, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to purchase multiple businesses of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo. The total buy of 1.2 billion dollars is Nidec’s largest purchase ever and will include Emerson’s motors, drives, and electric power generation divisions. […]

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The Heart of Engineering

New electromechanical device could help with heart failure You don’t need a medical dictionary to understand that heart failure is a troubling malady. But you might want to have one handy to understand parts of this report. In a recent juncture of engineering and medicine, researchers have utilized advanced electromechanical materials and techniques to develop […]

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Training Access: Granted

Arkansas receives funding for E-M, automation skills gaps It’s always encouraging to hear of money going to a place that could really use it. With manufacturing skills gap being a widely acknowledged issue these days, manufacturing-related industries as they pertain to college are a fine place to start. A grant for $988,570 from the Arkansas Department of […]

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