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Anholt Repairs
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 15, 2018 at 7:22 pm

Siemens Gamesa’s Danish outpost starting 6-month process Siemens Gamesa is starting a six-month repair campaign next week at Orsted’s 400MW Anholt wind farm off Denmark to fix turbine blades damaged by earlier than anticipated leading edge erosion, reNEWS reported February 23. Blades will be removed from 87 of the project’s 111 3.6MW turbines and taken […]

Manufacturing Defense
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 15, 2018 at 7:21 pm

NEMA testifies to Congress subcommittee about electroindustry concerns National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor testified in front of the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday at a hearing on improving the cyber and physical security of the electric grid. Pitsor contended that while NEMA is […]

Battle of the ‘Coms: Out of Chips
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 15, 2018 at 7:19 pm

President, Treasury Department dub hostile takeover a nat’l security risk The ongoing saga with major implications for the future of the microchip and 5G networks ended Monday with a veto. Since Broadcom’s initial bids on Qualcomm earlier this winter, the ‘big guns’ have gradually been called in to regulate. First, the Treasury Department weighed in […]

The Urban Alchemist
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 15, 2018 at 7:18 pm

A preview of this month’s Reader Profile Rick McMullen, founder of The Urban Alchemist, a small business based in Evington, Va., has taken the basics of direct current and done with them what some would consider true innovation—integrated electricity into the world around him, by using the objects it has to offer. His homemade lamps […]

Energy Grid on Alert
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 15, 2018 at 7:13 pm

Technical Alert issued by DHS and FBI along with Russian sanctions As part of a major salvo of sanctions announced Thursday, the White House warned the public that Russian malware is targeting the U.S. energy grid in an attempt to sabotage its systems, according to multiple reports. Political implications aside, the attempted sabotage is a […]

Altra Magnetic
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 8, 2018 at 8:04 pm

$3 billion industrial-automation merger surprises Wall Street Braintree, Mass.-based Altra Industrial Motion Corp., the global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine Altra with four operating companies from Fortive’s Automation and Specialty platform (“Fortive A&S”) in […]

NEMA’s Notebook
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 8, 2018 at 8:01 pm

Association publishes 2018 standards catalog The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published its 2018 edition of the reliable Electrical Standards & Products Guide March 1. The standards guide is commonplace in facilities across the United States, from plants to motor shops.  comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards and technical documents. ‘The Guide’ covers 56 product categories such as […]

A Blessing for St. Pete
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 8, 2018 at 7:59 pm

St. Petersburg College gets training grant When Rick Scott is handing out grants, it probably helps to have apostolic power on your side in order to reel one in. The Florida governor awarded more than $22 million in state funding to various sites spanning a pinwheel of industries Wednesday—including a technical workforce program for St. […]

RVs Lost in Blaze
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 8, 2018 at 7:57 pm

Motor shop also burned at Paul Evert’s RV outlet (Fresno, Calif.) A popular California RV site caught fire February 21, resulting in nearly $3 million in vehicle damages and the loss of an on-site repair shop. The Fresno location of Paul Evert’s RV Country, which has nine locations in five states along the West Coast, […]

Motion to Compel
Posted by Charlie Barks on March 8, 2018 at 7:56 pm

Motion Industries makes EIS its ‘Electrical Specialties Group’ Motion Industries has officially enlisted the services of its favorite cousin. The Birmingham, Ala.-based distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts is one of four prized subsidiaries of Genuine Parts Company (based in Atlanta). Motion has operated GPC’s industrial arm since 1976, alongside NAPA (automotive), S.P. […]

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