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DCS ABB to Acquire Siemens Low Voltage NEMA Motor Business 1a 400x275

ABB announced recently it has signed an agreement to purchase Siemens’ low voltage NEMA motor business. With manufacturing operations in Guadalajara, Mexico, this acquisition provides a well-regarded product portfolio, a longstanding North American customer base, and an experienced operations, sales, and management team. The business employs around 600 people and generated revenues of approximately $63 million in 2021. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023.

 

 

DCS Hydra Force signs Acquisition Agreement with Bosch Rexroth 1 400

HydraForce, Inc. plans to join Bosch Rexroth's growing portfolio of Compact Hydraulics products, expanding reach and support for customers. Bosch Rexroth, a subsidiary of Bosch, based in Lohr am Main, Germany, is a growing leader in Mobile and Industrial hydraulics products.  Bosch Rexroth and HydraForce signed a respective contract on July 15, 2022. Both sides agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval.

 

 

DCS Hammond Power Solutions Appoints Cheif Commercial Officer David Kinsella 1 400

HPS is pleased to announce the appointment of David Kinsella to the position of Chief Commercial Officer effective August 1, 2022. Mr. Kinsella will succeed Mr. Dale Sidey who is retiring at the end of the year. Mr. Kinsella will be joining the Hammond Power Solutions Executive Team after 14 years with Affiliated Distributors (AD), most recently in the electrical sector, one of the oldest and largest divisions of AD representing over $18 billion in revenue, where he held the position of President driving value for members since 2008. 

 

 

DCS Panduit Joins Wesco Utility Grade Infrastructure Program 1 400

Panduit Corp., a leading global provider of network infrastructure solutions, has joined the Wesco Utility Grade Infrastructure program. Utility Grade Infrastructure (UTG) is a technology platform and assurance program that delivers UTG-rated cabling solutions to support specific applications, performance requirements, and life cycle needs for smart buildings. Through the program, a selection of Panduit copper cables have been third-party tested and verified by UL to meet superior performance attributes. Of main interest to project developers is the extended transmission reach of copper channels: up to 185 meters instead of the industry standard 100-meter channel length. UTG-certified cables are available in North America today.

 

 

DCS Danfoss Welcomes Steven Lakin as New Director of Public and Industry Affairs 1 400

Danfoss is pleased to announce that Steven Lakin has joined the company as its new director of public and industry affairs. Lakin, who began his new role on May 16, is an accomplished government relations and public affairs professional with extensive experience working across multiple industries, with industry associations, and with policymakers at the state and federal level. 

 

 

DCS Cummins Completes Acquisition of Jacob Vehicle Systesm 1 400

Cummins Inc. recently announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) from Altra Industrial Motion Corp. Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a supplier of engine braking, cylinder deactivation, start and stop and thermal management technologies. The addition of JVS brings new technologies that will provide growth opportunities for Cummins’ current and future advanced engine platforms. The acquisition of JVS also secures critical USMCA qualified engine components for current and aftermarket products and expands on Cummins’ offerings to customers globally.

 

 

DCS Spartan Controls Becomes Exclusive Rep of Fike 1 400

Spartan Controls is pleased to announce it is the exclusive representative for Fike in Western Canada. Fike is a global leader in the manufacturing of rupture disc technologies, and this new partnership will offer customers unparalleled capability, experience, and local support. Fike rupture discs are designed to provide a leak-tight seal within a pipe or vessel until the internal pressure rises to a predetermined level. At that point, the disc bursts—within one or two milliseconds of an overpressure event—preventing damage to the equipment.

 

 

DCS Motion Launches Mi Fluid Power Solutions Brand 1 400 

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance repair, and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions, is pleased to announce the formation of its fluid power business brand: Mi Fluid Power Solutions (Mi FPS). Unifying top tier fluid power business units – including the former Kaman Fluid Power divisions of BW Rogers, Catching FluidPower, Intellimotion, Calkins Fluid Power, Northwest Hose & Fittings, Western Fluid Components, and Inrumec along with Hydraulic Supply Company and Motion’s OE Mobile service capabilities – MI FPS is a complete provider of fluid power, integrated electronic controls, and electro-mechanical technologies for industrial and mobile equipment.

 

 

DCS Driving Best in Class Power to X Solutions Danfoss 1 400

Hitachi Energy supplies high and medium voltage switchgear and transformers and has selected Danfoss Drives as a partner, contributing with supply of power converters and our engineers will team up to succeed. The resultant cooperation agreement means that the two companies will act as one supplier for big PtX projects, together with electrolyzer OEMs and engineering companies.

 

 

DCS Danfoss Power Solutions Appoints New President of its Hydrostatic Division 1 400

Danfoss Power Solutions, a world-class provider of hydraulic and electric solutions for the construction, agriculture, and other on- and off-highway vehicle markets, has appointed Tony Welter as the new president of its Hydrostatics division, effective immediately. Based in Eden Prairie, Minn., he will be a key member of the Power Solutions Leadership Team and report directly to Eric Alström, president of Danfoss Power Solutions.

 

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 Originally started in 1975 as Industrial Refrigeration Services, ALTA has been designing and installing refrigeration systems across the United States for more than 45 years. And for a long time, they were large, custom-designed systems that used a central machine room to deliver refrigerant to various facility areas through long, overhead piping runs.

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In the era of the Industrial Internet of Things, safety engineering components must conform to a new standard for communication, a development of which Euchner is fully aware.



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