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B2B, Search and Social: Their New Roles in Motors and Motion Control

November 14, 2012 0 Comments
B2B, Search and Social: Their New Roles in Motors and Motion Control

I’ve returned from the second day of the incredibly informative SES Chicago 2012 conference with not only an enhanced appreciation for the role digital media will play in the motors and motion control market, but also confirmation that I made the right decision in not delaying my adoption of Todd Youngblood’s e-Rep concept as outlined in my inaugural […]

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Fractional Horsepower Motors Made Better for You Through Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Fractional Horsepower Motors Made Better for You Through Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

I know what you’re thinking: “How the heck can something like a higher Google rank for Dunkermotor help me better choose fractional horsepower motors for my application?” And you’d be right to have some healthy skepticism after seeing the title of this post. But, bear with me and you’ll likely not only be surprised by […]

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HEVT Cleantech “Breakthrough”: Switched Reluctance or Electric Motor Hype

November 12, 2012 2 Comments
HEVT Cleantech “Breakthrough”: Switched Reluctance or Electric Motor Hype

Congratulations to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies (HEVT), on winning the $250k grand prize at the 2012 Cleantech Open in San Jose, based on their work with switched reluctance motor technology. When the competition bills itself “The Academy Awards of Cleantech” you have to be a bit careful not to get swept up in some of […]

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Dunkermotor Manufacturing Revival Radio Interview – Transcribed

November 11, 2012 0 Comments
Dunkermotor Manufacturing Revival Radio Interview – Transcribed

The other day, I posted about the unique opportunity I had to be interviewed about Dunkermotor’s history, unique value proposition and global market focus, among a host of other topics,  by Todd Youngblood and Todd Schnick of Manufacturing Revival Radio. In case you haven’t listened to the audio interview on my earlier post, the following […]

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Post in Motion About Electric Motor Third Party Approvals

November 10, 2012
Post in Motion About Electric Motor Third Party Approvals

In preparation for next week’s SES Chicago Conference I wanted to do a test using the new WordPress Jetpack 2.0 Post by Email feature. This is also a nice opportunity to note that Dunkermotor has received electric motor third party approvals for the U.S., Canada, Europe and China, which is a distinction in the fractional […]

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My Dunkermotor Interview on Manufacturing Revival Radio

November 9, 2012 0 Comments
My Dunkermotor Interview on Manufacturing Revival Radio

In my inaugural post on this blog, I credited the motivation for its creation to Todd Youngblood of The YPS Group and his e-Rep presentation at the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) Fall meeting in Quebec. Following Todd’s morning keynote presentation I attended the afternoon e-Rep workshop where I learned that he is also partnered […]

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Penny Wise, Pound Foolish Motors and Motion Control Decisions

November 8, 2012 0 Comments
Penny Wise, Pound Foolish Motors and Motion Control Decisions

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending PACK EXPO in Chicago again. With more than 1,800 exhibitors occupying over 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space,  it is nirvana inducing for a motors and motion control guy. Motors and controls everywhere you look — on every size and type of packaging machine imaginable. Of course, it’s […]

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Breached Blog Etiquette or Basic Background Explanation?

November 7, 2012 0 Comments
Breached Blog Etiquette or Basic Background Explanation?

It occurred to me that for the sake of clarity on this blog that I should at least post from time to time some basic information about Dunkermotorand what it does in the fractional horsepower motors and motion control field. That will help provide some background and perspective on my posts for those who are […]

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Small Motors and Motion Control Industry and One Man’s Opinion on the Manufacturing Skills Gap

November 5, 2012 0 Comments
Small Motors and Motion Control Industry and One Man’s Opinion on the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Today, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Todd Youngblood and Todd Schnick for their Manufacturing Revival Radio program. and was asked about a topic that has gotten much attention over the past couple years: the manufacturing skills gap. Is there a shortage of skilled labor to fill the job openings that are unfilled […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Custom Fractional Horsepower Motors and Gearmotors

November 4, 2012 0 Comments
10 Things You Should Know About Custom Fractional Horsepower Motors and Gearmotors

You want custom fractional horsepower motors or gearmotors to meet your particular application specifications. They must have the correct mechanical and electrical interfaces, fit within the envelope available, meet your performance, maintenance, lifetime and aftermarket criteria while also fitting within your budget. There are many questions and considerations involved in specifying the correct gearmotor for your application. […]

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