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A Unified Drive

A South African motor repair service defies the odds Unidrive Electric Motors has scored another major achievement with its appointment as the official repair and service center for Zest WEG Group’s low voltage motors division in South Africa. It is another symbol of credibility for a company that has defied the odds over the past […]

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Aftermarket Alliance

Electric Machinery Co. (WEG) teams up with Cotter and Axis Electric Machinery Co., Inc., of Minneapolis, a member of the global industrial group WEG, has entered an alliance with two U.S. providers of electromechanical services. The first, S.T. Cotter Turbine Services, Inc., of Clearwater, Minn., is a provider of services, maintenance, and repair of industrial […]

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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Finance Awards

A few updates on noteworthy acquisitions in our associated industries: -Handy & Harman Ltd., the White Plains, N.Y. industrial company which owns subsidiaries such as Kasco and Indiana Tube, announced a $64.5 million acquisition October 3. The multi-faceted company, which has a major electrical power products segment, acquired substantially all of the assets of the ElectroMagnetic Enterprise […]

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WEG Founder Dies

Werner Ricardo Voigt, 1930-2016 He was the ‘W’ in WEG. Sadly, he’s no longer with us. WEG Industries is recognized as one of the largest electric machine manufacturers in the world, a familiar name in the electromechanical service and electric motor industries. The company, which employs over 30,000 people worldwide and manufactures around 11.5 million motors per year, with […]

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It’s An Offshore Thing

Major motor manufacturers among OTC exhibitors showcasing new products The 47th annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will take place May 2-5, 2016 in NRG Park in Houston, Texas. More than 90,000 professionals from over 120 countries are expected to attend, to exchange ideas and opinions for advancements in scientific and technical knowledge primarily related to offshore resources and environmental matters. Experts in the […]

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The Way the Wind Blows…

…is stirring up the job market A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor projects wind turbine service technicians as the highest percentage increase occupation on the job market over the next ten years. The DOL report shows projections for the fastest-growing occupations for 2014-2024, based on the statistics from the last ten years and with […]

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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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IEEE Nuclear Group Conference visits Electric Machinery Co. facility

Attendees of the IEEE Nuclear Group Conference held July 28-30, 2014 had an opportunity to tour the newly remodeled Electric Machinery Company (EM) manufacturing facility, while attending recent association proceedings in Minneapolis. The group consisted of nuclear plant owners and designers from 15 countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, Sweden, South Korea […]

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WEG releases variable speed drive software

WEG, a Brazilian industrial electric motor manufacturer, has released Pump Genius, software for its CFW-11 variable speed drive. This process control software manages and monitors up to six pumps in a coordinated system and can operate motors from 5-150 HP in the 208 and 230/240 VAC range and motors from 5 up to 600 HP in the […]

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