Tag Archives: motors

Out Like a Lion

NorthPoint Technical acquires Siemens Canada motor repair business For one company, the pleasantry describing March weather was reversed, to their good fortune. NorthPoint Technical Services ULC made a key acquisition to end March, going out like a lion, which happens to be its affiliate company’s namesake. Denver-based Lion Equity Partners, announced that its affiliate, NorthPoint, acquired […]

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Boeing Green

Hybrid planes for commuter flights said to be cleaner, cheaper Hybrid vehicles appear to be sincerely on their way from novelty to norm. Electric motors on aircraft are not entirely new, but the concept has yet to make real headway into the commercial market until this latest projection. Boeing’s mega-plant in Everett, Washington (the largest […]

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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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Little Engines That Can

For storing renewables, take it back to the tracks One of the newest developing technologies in the renewable energy sector is regenerative braking, and the potential for applying it to a centuries-old industry and its infrastructure: train tracks. The basic principle is to gather energy used to move a train uphill and store it, recovering […]

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No Progress Without Struggle

Mass. shop exhibits a fusion of tradition and innovation Bigelow Electrical is “providing old-school service honed into a nascent undertaking,” as described by Bill Thomas, correspondent for the Worcester Telegram. A statement that accurately describes what many related businesses would be proud to accomplish in the current climate. It’s something that cannot be done easily. “Without struggle, there […]

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Brackets, and motors, and valves (Oh, my!)

This week saw the introduction of three new series of products, all by leading distributors in the electromechanical industry. Let’s break down the new arrivals and analyze their potential benefits: Electro Static Technology’s new series of brackets. Universal Mounting Ring brackets are a new product being released by EST, engineered to simplify installation for high-current-capable […]

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NEMA offering motor efficiency regulation webinars

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor & Generator Section will host a series of webinars in April related to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) motor regulation, which takes effect on June 1, 2016. The DOE recently amended Section 431 of the federal energy code covering the efficiency of electric motors. The NEMA Motor […]

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Timken acquires motor provider Wazee Companies

The Timken Company, a Canton, Ohio-based manufacturer of mechanical components, has acquired the assets of Wazee Companies, LLC, a provider of motor, generator, wind and industrial crane services with headquarters in Denver, Colo. Wazee had trailing 12-month sales through December 2012 of approximately $30 million, according to Timken. The acquisition brings Timken additional diversified services including motor […]

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Nidec to acquire Italian motor manufacturer Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A.

Nidec Corp., a motor manufacturer based in Kyoto, Japan, has agreed to acquire Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A., an Italian industrial motor manufacturer for wind power and hydroelectric generators. The move was made by Nidec as a bid to boost its presence in overseas marekts.  Established in 1853, Ansaldo posted sales of 292 million euros ($383 million U.S.) […]

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Bison Gear teams with IMSA and local teachers to start ILIT learning challenge

Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., the St. Charles, Ill.-based designer and manufacturer of fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers, is working with the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) on the 2012 ILIT challenge for local area high school students. The goal of this exercise is to build a more competitive and skilled […]

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