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NEMA Updates

2018 updates to MG1 published in late March The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published 2018 updates to ANSI/NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators. NEMA’s flagship Standard, MG 1 assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators, and contains practical information concerning performance, safety, testing, and manufacture of AC and […]

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Trucking and Braking

Research touted as breakthrough for trucking industry The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) and testing body PIT Group announced March 17 the organizations will be conducting joint research projects on fuel-savings and emerging braking technologies that include electromechanical systems. The two groups announced in September 2018 they had formed a strategic partnership […]

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IPS Completes Nuclear EQ

System environmentally qualified through operating voltages up to 7.2 kV North American electric motor and generator repair services company IPS has completed Environmental Qualification (EQ) of its Class F+ and Class H medium-voltage nuclear insulation systems for use in Class 1E applications. Greenville, South Carolina-based IPS is “the first US company in many years to […]

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Motor Performance Measurement Without a Dyno: A Portable Dynamometer

SPONSORED CONTENT Motor Performance Measurement Without a Dyno: A Portable Dynamometer by R. Gene Smiley, PE Motor Diagnostic Systems Note: Sources for figure and citations listed at bottom of post as well as in the extended version of the article. ABSTRACT There are many scenarios where a quick, accurate validation of motor performance is valuable […]

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Wireless Mode

Haefely unveils new wireless testing line compatible with smartphones Haefely Hipotronics, one of the leading developers and providers of high voltage test systems and measuring devices, announced the launch of the new KVM-W Series wireless kilovoltmeters June 20. The new line of devices is conveniently compatible with smartphones. The KVM-W Series of AC/DC wireless kilovoltmeters […]

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Tractor Trailblazers

Precision agriculture at the University of Nebraska You heard it straight from the Husker’s mouth: tractors are getting an upgrade. A new six-figure research initiative at the University of Nebraska will focus on improved testing the cornerstone of agricultural machinery; primarily on the efficiency of its power sources. “Tractors play an important role in precision […]

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Solo Cooperatives

Solomon Corp. forms strategic alliance in Kansas A company that specializes in repair, remanufacture, and disposal of transformers and other electrical equipment for utilities and industry—Solomon Corporation— has formed a strategic alliance with Kansas Electric Cooperatives of Topeka, Kansas, as part of what it calls a large-scale expansion project. According to company officials, under terms […]

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Worth the Price

Ametek adds Mocon for $182 million Ametek, Inc. has added a diverse, but potentially pivotal, business to its portfolio in Mocon…and the $4 billion electromechanical devices conglomerate felt a heightened bid was worth the price for it. Founded in 1963, Minneapolis-based Mocon makes laboratory and field gas analysis instruments for research laboratories, production facilities and quality […]

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