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Phil It Up: BDS Makes Two Acquisitions

Philadelphia-based bearings company acquirers two area repair ops and distributors Bearing & Drive Solutions (BDS) of the Philadelphia region, a familiar name in the world of industrial distribution since 1978, has acquired two more stalwarts in the industry: Philadelphia Ball and Roller Bearing (that of 400 N. 6th St. in Philadelphia) and Universal Motor Distributors, […]

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Utility Goes Green With VFDs

Canadian power provider Alectra teams up with chemical plant for big savings A chemical production plant in Ontario says it has saved proportionate amounts of money by switching to VFDs for its pump applications and teaming up with utilities on energy-saving projects. Galata Chemicals, in Bradford, Ontario, primarily makes additives for PVC piping material and plastics. […]

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Hacktracking

Variable frequency drives are an alarmingly easy target Could hackers remotely burn industrial motors to disable water plants, HVAC systems, even mining operations? Recent insight on the topic suggests they can, with alarming ease and no intelligence or codebreaking experience necessary. Fear-mongering aside, facts show the idea is not far-fetched at all…and a difficult choice facing many […]

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