Tag Archives: HVAC

Filling the motor capability gap

SPONSORED CONTENT from LAFERT NA by Matthew Temple, P. Eng — Outside Sales, Lafert NA   PM Motors for Motion Applications Permanent magnet motors are ideal for automated equipment applications where induction motor performance falls short of the mark, or servo motor cost and complexity is impractical. We at Lafert have developed a series of […]

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Major HVAC Acquisition

HomeServe continues its M&A streak with CroppMetcalfe acquisition HomeServe, the provider of service plans, repair and installation services for the home, announced its acquisition of CroppMetcalfe in a March 13 press release. The move has major implications in the HVAC home repair industry due to the merging of two very different companies that were formerly […]

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What’s That Sound?

If you hear any noise, this material you will enjoy Researchers at Boston University’s College of Engineering may have just made big strides in noise abatement solutions, something that involves new industrial materials and could have application in both the HVAC and plant sectors. A noise-blocking, mathematically driven, ring that silences sound without blocking airflow […]

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Motor Repair Market

The latest report on the motor repair industry A new report from Dublin’s Research and Markets provides the latest breakdown of the motor repair and maintenance market, including the most profitable sectors, businesses, and valuation as of the close of 2018, while also projecting these variables for the next five years. The report, entitled Motor […]

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Dynamatic Hires New CEO

Gary Steinhart to lead DSI/Dynamic In a significant move in the drives and controls sector, Gary Steinhart will take his resume down Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. Drive Source International (DSI)/Dynamatic has named Steinhart its new CEO and President, the company announced recently. An “accomplished and high-energy senior executive who has worked in diverse markets,” Steinhart […]

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Danfoss Acquires Axco

Addition of Finnish company broadens mobile electric portfolio Danfoss has acquired AXCO-Motors, a Finnish producer of large electric motors and generators. The move adds to its mobile electrification portfolio, as well as broadening its presence in the off-highway and marine markets. Danfoss noted that it is pursuing “solutions that reduce emissions and provide efficiency and […]

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Innovation Station

New companies, innovative ideas, product releases When words like ‘efficiency’ and ‘solutions’ get oversaturated to the point of no meaning, and others like ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘innovative’ do the same, it’s easy to write off the thousands of press releases regarding new products that are distributed every day. However, if these aren’t given consideration, where would […]

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Highs and Lowe’s

Home improvement store launching trade skills training program Lowe’s announced today its Track to the Trades program, a new workforce development initiative that aims to provide career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade. Lowe’s will partner with Guild Education, which specializes in education for adults. The initiative, which will debut […]

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More Than Motors: HVAC/R

Part One of a new series in EA exploring fields of expertise for electromechanical service professionals looking to expand HVAC/R service may represent an untapped opportunity for many service companies. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as the acronym goes, refers to the mechanics of maintaining an environment within established ranges of temperature, humidity, and […]

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Survival of the Fitbits

New startup joins the fray of expanding IoT market Since the inception of the Internet of Things, industrial companies rushed en masse to produce products that can connect workplace machinery in the era of the cloud and smartphone. The resulting subsection—the Industrial Internet of Things (iIOT)—is already home to products from familiar companies: Ludeca, Dynamatic, Flowserve, Regal […]

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