Tag Archives: repair

#RepairLife

After natural disasters, the repair process deserves a hashtag A recent update from one of the busiest seaports in the world caught the eye of Electrical Apparatus writers. It wasn’t the most directly related item, but it shed a widespread light on just how extensive the repair process can be. More than six years following […]

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Voyager 2: Interstellar

Legendary spacecraft is now outside our solar system, NASA says The legendary Voyager missions were launched in 1977. Both spacecraft, unmanned, were commissioned by then-President Richard Nixon to explore and photograph the outer planets of the solar system. Nixon “gave them 2 out of 4” initially, as Voyager team members tell it, OK’ing trips to […]

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Startup Boom

ServiceTitan offers software for home improvement A Southern California startup is demonstrating the rapid growth attainable from crowdfunding—as well as the potential for repair businesses operated through software. ServiceTitan, a Glendale-based software provider for home services businesses, announced $165 million in Series D funding (at a $1.65 billion dollar post-money valuation) via press release Wednesday. […]

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Sulzer Acquires Brithinee

Euro powerhouse teaming with American leader Swiss-based electromechanical powerhouse Sulzer announced it has acquired Brithinee Electric, one of the leading independent electromechanical service provider in Southern California, on Tuesday. Last year, Brithinee, located in Colton, Calif., recorded annual sales of about $10 million with a workforce of 46 employees, according to a press release sent […]

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DMCA Updates

2018 copyright rulings released When you think of the DMCA, you might associate it with phrases like “internet content”, “intellectual property”, or “blogs”. However, the act has provisions that concern all kinds of copyright rulings, updated every three years, which apply to things like electric motor repair for motorized land vehicles, spanning a wide range […]

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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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Kopp Shop

Buffalo native, 77, brought us the surge protector When it comes to successful inventions, a recorded lineage of hits and misses exists in consumer electronics. Practicality is the name of the game; and safety can often be the genesis of that requirement. Harold P. Kopp, who passed away last month at age 77, put a […]

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Dark Side Of The Sun

A recent storm in Hawaii reveals the plus-minus of rooftop solar Downpours from Tropical Storm Lane battered Hawaii in late August, and the highly touted solar industry there, recently championed for being one of the first sustainable systems to power an entire state, felt it had dodged a bullet. 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) customers lost […]

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Hurricane Florence

Utilities in the Carolinas brace for an unpredictable storm Hurricane season is upon us again, and a new region is threatened this September. The Carolinas, which were last impacted severely by Hurricane Matthew in 2015, evacuated coastal areas earlier this week expecting an overnight landfall of Hurricane Florence in the early hours of Thursday morning. […]

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