Electric Equipment – Bergmann Lumber http://bergmannlumber.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:28:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://bergmannlumber.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/bergmann-lumber-icon-150x150.png Electric Equipment – Bergmann Lumber http://bergmannlumber.com/ 32 32 The keys to protecting electronic equipment in a restaurant https://bergmannlumber.com/the-keys-to-protecting-electronic-equipment-in-a-restaurant/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:25:30 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/the-keys-to-protecting-electronic-equipment-in-a-restaurant/

As quick service restaurants face labor and supply chain shortages resulting from the pandemic, on-site technology solutions have taken on added importance to preserve business continuity and ensure a customer experience. transparent. Therefore, the consistent performance of POS systems, ordering kiosks, digital menu boards, refrigeration temperature monitors, kitchen printers, security cameras and countless other connected electrical equipment is essential. to the success of the business. Although people and products are necessary to operate, quick service restaurants that lack the ability to maintain inventory at required temperatures, fulfill orders in an organized and timely manner, and receive and process payments in a digitally optimized way are doomed to failure in today’s fast pace. rhythmic environment.

Unlike staffing or supply issues that are subject to external factors, maintaining the productive performance of on-site equipment is something that quick service restaurants can manage almost entirely on their own. In doing so is essential to maintaining the advantages of convenience and on-site availability that the proliferation of delivery restaurants and ghost kitchens have highlighted over the past two years.

Today, many fast food giants are progressing, improving and evolving by upgrading their equipment. Domino’s is testing new point-of-sale (POS) systems as an extension of CEO Ritch Allison’s search for innovative technologies that will allow them to “operate more efficiently, with fewer labor hours per unit of sale”. Other mega-chains like McDonalds are improve their kiosks for wider access, faster order times and easier customization. Digital menu boards and pro-AV solutions in general are another area of ​​growth, as the search for AVIXA projects that the global hospitality industry will spend nearly $9 billion on these technologies in 2021. Back-end automation software is another example of proliferating equipment improvements.

These approaches are ambitious and creative, but in this attempt to leave no stone unturned on the technological level, many fast foods have overlooked a common concern affecting every electrical equipment they address: the electrical environment. Taking urgent steps to condition the electrical environment before installing expensive and sensitive new technology solutions is a prudent preventative measure to stabilize equipment performance, extend life cycles, reduce downtime, minimize operating and maintenance costs and manage risk.

A quick service restaurant Power environment and its potential problems

The electrical environment includes not only the quality of power coming from the network and flowing through electronic equipment in a given space, but also how that quality varies and fluctuates, and the extent to which the connected equipment itself affects food quality. The power environments of fast foods are complex, noisy and volatile. This results in equipment facing day-to-day variability in the power needed to keep the service running. Inconsistent power, or dirty power, leads to inconsistent performance, and while many in the industry believe that power availability equates to power quality, it fundamentally does not.

In fact, it is when the power is “on” that connected systems can be most vulnerable. Experts believe that a large majority of electrical disturbances affecting the integrity of electrical power flowing through electrical equipment originate from the electrical environment itself rather than external forces such as dramatic blackouts. accompanied by inclement weather. Such incidents that can cause visible disturbances such as power outages are rare. In contrast, spikes, normal mode noise and common mode noise are present in varying degrees almost all the time due to the fact that any equipment, device or machine that consumes electricity creates electrical noise in the electrical environment . This means point-of-sale systems, refrigeration units, microwaves, HVAC systems, audio-visual products such as digital menu boards or other digital displays, and even overhead lighting can cause electrical disturbances. These continuous jumps, sags and bulges add up over time and can create seemingly abnormal errors that lead to costly and infuriating “no problems found” service calls. In an industry where time is money, these issues can erode fast food‘ profits due to the costs of replacement components, maintenance of additional equipment and especially downtime. In other words, dirty power translates directly into lost revenue.

Power affects every aspect of life in a quick service restaurant. A restaurant with a locked POS system cannot properly process payments or place orders. Losing power to refrigeration units can lead to huge amounts of wasted inventory and menu shortages down the line. Unable to bill completed orders, fulfill existing orders, or accept new orders, quick service restaurants must cease operations until the source of the problem is resolved. If this problem is power, the nightmare may repeat itself. Those digital menu boards mentioned earlier? While SeeLevel HX believes that everyone can save a fast food over $27,000 per location, issues related to the energy environment can reduce these savings throughout the operation. Of how many? Qquick service restaurants managers and franchisees can’t afford to sit down and learn.

Protect technology investments by protecting power

A key solution to maintaining uptime and protecting electronic equipment is a power quality management system that will filter and condition the electricity flowing from the grid to each connected device, ensuring clean and consistent performance. Even the most meticulously designed and carefully calibrated electronic equipment is inevitably impacted by what is put into it. So, in this regard, a power protection solution works the same way a fuel filter protects a car engine from impurities.

What should fast food property managers be aware of? The three key components that ensure a strong power quality system are a surge suppressor, a noise filter, and a low impedance isolation transformer. The majority of commercial solutions available today deploy a surge suppressor, a noise filter, or both. The low impedance isolation transformer is often overlooked, although it actually plays the most important role. This specialized feature acts to isolate the powered instrument from the power source and restores the neutral-earth bond without opposing or disturbing the current path, keeping unwanted noise out without negatively affecting the flow of power. energy. This ensures that only clean, reliable power is constantly flowing to and through the equipment. The most comprehensive solutions for quick-service restaurants include each of these features and function as stand-alone local power conditioners for an entire site. The best place to get information on these types of products would be through a professional power quality consultant or equipment dealer.

Labor and supply chain shortages, as well as the emergence in the pandemic era of concepts such as contactless payment, on-the-go dining and automated on-site experiences, have made the increasingly digital quick service restaurant experience for customers and employees. . Most of the digital infrastructure supporting these proliferating products and policies runs on electricity, which means it is vulnerable to power-related outages. These failures can undermine a quick service restaurant’s efforts to provide a positive customer experience, which means they have a direct impact on revenue and reputation. With the pandemic already squeezing QSR margins, any additional negative impact from food-related equipment issues is something QSRs absolutely cannot afford. Introducing comprehensive power conditioning is the best way to proactively mitigate power-related risks so that equipment continues to operate, revenues remain healthy and customers return.

Peagler chip, AMETEK Powervar POS Segment Sales Manager, has 14 years of experience providing power quality solutions to the POS industry. He also has over 30 years of technical sales experience. Connect with him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/chip-peagler-a664535/.

Idaho researchers unveil improved electric po https://bergmannlumber.com/idaho-researchers-unveil-improved-electric-po/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 02:01:56 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/idaho-researchers-unveil-improved-electric-po/

image: A helicopter flown by Utah-based Sturgeon Electric String Transmission Line passes through the Idaho National Laboratory site as part of the lab’s electrical grid testbed expansion. February 2021.
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It took nearly 10 years to design and build, but researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory have now powered and commissioned one of the most comprehensive power grid testbeds yet. from the country.

With investments totaling nearly $40 million, the test network was equipped with modern equipment, flexible infrastructure, and advanced transmission and distribution capabilities representative of much of the country’s power infrastructure. . The large-scale test grid allows experts from across the federal government and private industry to develop and demonstrate technologies that improve security and resiliency.

Located at the INL site, the test network is rated up to 138 kilovolts. It includes up to 32 miles of reconfigurable distribution line, 16 miles of transmission line, all-fiber optic communications, and transformers capable of supporting 15, 25, and 35 kilovolt demonstrations. Dotting the grid are four 2,500 square foot research blocks designed to house large equipment for performing power load tests, smart grid evaluations and energy storage experiments. The entire system is operated from a new on-site command center with up-to-date control systems and real-time power management equipment that allows sections of the test grid to be isolated for specific high-risk demonstrations. An additional 40,000 square foot test area and equipment storage building will be completed in 2022.

“Real-world testing and validation is a critical component of grid modernization efforts,” said Patricia A. Hoffman, Acting Assistant Secretary, DOE’s Office of Electricity. “Optimized to represent the wide range of distribution system configurations found across the country, the newly powered network test bed at INL allows for greater flexibility in evaluating new ideas and technologies in order to do better advancing innovation to protect the nation’s critical electrical infrastructure. The enhanced testbed provides a collaborative environment for laboratories, industry, universities and government to leverage shared resources and will be used to demonstrate cutting-edge technologies for vital advancements such as distributed energy resources and grid-scale energy storage.

Recognizing the importance of a reliable power supply to the nation, as well as the threats posed by advanced cyberattacks, the effects of climate change, and atmospheric disturbances such as solar flares and geomagnetic phenomena, INL officials have presented plans to build the test grid in 2013. With support from Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho and the DOE’s Office of Electricity, initial funding to upgrade the grid arrived the following year. Further funding followed for the next five years, culminating in the construction and energizing of the Capstone transmission line. The final piece provides reliable power to the INL site, while freeing up existing lines for safety testing.

“Protecting critical infrastructure, including the power grid, is one of our country’s highest priorities,” said Representative Mike Simpson. “INL’s grid and cybersecurity experts are some of the best in the world, and I was thrilled to support their vision to build this test grid and create a research environment that will benefit all Americans.”

The decade-long effort involved numerous INL employees and local contractors, including the lab’s Facilities and Site Services and National and Homeland Security branches, Walsh Engineering and Wheeler Electric, based in Idaho Falls, and the office of Sturgeon Electric in Utah.

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]]> Landis Public Safety Department receives grants to upgrade equipment and plan for more – Salisbury Post https://bergmannlumber.com/landis-public-safety-department-receives-grants-to-upgrade-equipment-and-plan-for-more-salisbury-post/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:06:40 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/landis-public-safety-department-receives-grants-to-upgrade-equipment-and-plan-for-more-salisbury-post/

By Natalie Anderson

LANDIS – The Landis Public Safety Department has said it has received around $ 30,000 in grants to upgrade equipment and expects tens of thousands of additional dollars.

At the meeting of the council of aldermen of Landis on Monday, the director general Diane Seaford gave an overview of the activity of the service during the previous year. Much of the year was spent organizing police and fire operations into a joint public security service after Director Zachary Lechette took the reins in December 2020.

The ministry has received at least $ 30,000 in grants and expects approximately $ 55,000 from two additional grants. The department received $ 25,000 from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to purchase protective equipment such as gas masks. In addition, $ 5,000 from the Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation will help the city purchase AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, for police vehicles.

The city is also receiving $ 250 as a partial reimbursement from the League of North Carolina Municipalities to replace ballistic vests for police and public safety officers.

Overall, the police department responded to 7,787 service calls in 2021. The fire department responded to 967. These include service calls and self-initiated calls.

Examining year-end calls for service, Alderman Katie Sells said she “didn’t denigrate anyone” but was disappointed not to see the names of Lechette or the deputy director of public safety Kevin Young, especially because officers work alone during the third shift.

The department has applied for and is expecting two more grants, including $ 50,000 from Firehouse Subs for the purchase of ARA cascade filling stations for the fire department and $ 5,000 for thermal imaging drones for the fire department. ‘fire. The $ 5,000 would be awarded by the League of North Carolina Municipalities, with a 50% match required.

Sells also said she was not thrilled with the department’s efforts to purchase thermal imaging drones when other departments in the county have them. Alderman Darrell Overcash said “there are other places the money can be spent”.

Seaford said they can help with workers’ compensation cases as they help assess risks and dangers to the responding officer, as well as missing persons cases and photo and video capability. during city events. The estimated cost for such equipment is just over $ 11,000, but Seaford said the department had only applied for the grant yet.

“This is an opportunity to add to our arsenal of items that we can use in the field,” Seaford said. “There is no guarantee that we would get the money, and if we do, you have the option of choosing not to participate. “

After discussion, the members of the municipal council approved a $ 50,000 amendment to the 2021-2022 budget. In November, Rowan County commissioners allocated about $ 1.2 million of its federal US bailout funds to each of the county’s 23 non-municipal fire districts as well as the county rescue team. by Rowan. The funds will be set aside in the capital expenditure of the general fund to eventually purchase back-up generators for the Landis and East Landis fire districts.

The city has added three new full-time firefighters and is now fully staffed, allowing each engine to have an officer, engineer and firefighter on service calls. The department is also welcoming Public Safety Officer Heather Marlin this week, as well as Constable Melvin Snipes, who will serve as the School Resources Officer at South Rowan High School. The ministry also extended a conditional job offer to fill a vacant position.

Earlier this year, the city approved the allocation of $ 14,400 from the general fund to purchase 13 Axon body cameras and 13 Taser 7 technology tasers, which were partially funded by equipment sales. surplus in the past year. Both devices are used by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury Police Department. A total of $ 8,000 is allocated in the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget, with a cost of $ 22,000 each year thereafter for the remainder of the five-year contract.

Seaford recalled that earlier this year, the city gave pay increases to part-time firefighters, who will now earn at least $ 12 an hour. Agents working the third shift received a pay raise earlier this year of $ 1 an hour. Also this year, the fire department improved its ISO rating from 4 to 2. The new rating applies to both the Landis Fire Department and the East Landis Fire Districts, which serve the areas rural unincorporated county outside the city limits.

In other cases:

• City Council also held a closed session to discuss a possible legal contract for the acquisition of real estate. No action was taken.

• The city approved a letter to the Local Government Commission addressing a few concerns raised during an audit of the 2020-21 budget. In December, Tonya Thompson of audit firm Martin Starnes and Associates told members of city council that the 2020-2021 budget received “a clear opinion” without major concerns. However, “significant audit adjustments” were attributed to a number of corrections required for the city’s financial records. Additionally, the LGC reported Landis’ decision in the 2020-21 budget to shift money into the water and sewer fund and out of the electricity fund. Seaford said these concerns can be traced to staff spending last year focused on internal controls and operations, including the hiring of Chase Norwood as the city’s finance officer, in addition to improvements in the how income and expenses are reported and classified in the budget.

• City aldermen approved amendments and modifications to the Landis Development Ordinance to reflect updated information on properties, natural street and stream alignments and to decriminalize minor violations of the city ​​code to comply with a new state law. The amendment also allows the city to make changes to the LDO to comply with state laws as enacted without seeking recommendations from the Landis Planning Board.

• Director of Public Works, Joe Halyburton, has been appointed to represent the city on the North Carolina Municipal Power Agency No. 1 Board of Commissioners, with Mayor Pro Tem Ashley Stewart named first alternate and Overcash named second alternate. Halyburton and Stewart were also named to participate in the NCMPA1 Rates Committee. The NCMPA1 sets the utility rates billed to residents each year. NCMPA1 owns a 75% interest in the Catawba No.1 nuclear power plant, located in York County, South Carolina, and operated by Duke Energy.

• Seaford said the city was working to plan a February budget work session as well as a session to discuss possible uses of the approximately $ 1 million US bailout funding.

Contact reporter Natalie Anderson at 704-797-4246.

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Making CSU history: Chico State adds all-electric street sweeper to its fleet https://bergmannlumber.com/making-csu-history-chico-state-adds-all-electric-street-sweeper-to-its-fleet/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 19:08:31 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/making-csu-history-chico-state-adds-all-electric-street-sweeper-to-its-fleet/

Enlisting a newcomer to Chico State to pick up fallen leaves from the 2,700 listed trees of the campus arboretum at the height of the foliage fall may seem unfair, but that’s exactly what the management and services are all about. installations were made last fall.

Two months later, the unit is pleased to announce that its new electric sweeper, the first of its kind in California State University’s 23-campus system, is up to the task.

Thanks to the exhortation of FMS Associate Vice President Mike Guzzi and full buy-in from the university administration, the department has added a D.Zero2 street sweeper from Dulevo International to its fleet of vehicles. who clean campus grounds, collect and mulch leaves, and provide general housekeeping.

The purchase made history when Chico State became the first CSU to use a fully electric street sweeper. It also aligns with the University’s strategic priorities for resilient and sustainable systems and is an important step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the campus carbon footprint and achieving the University’s goal of climate neutrality by 2030.

“The campus and its leadership are committed to achieving our ambitious sustainability goals by investing in things like this,” said Guzzi (Civil Engineering, ’06). “Our goal is to upgrade as many of our vehicles to all-electric as possible, so purchasing this great piece of equipment is a big step in the right direction. “

FMS operators quickly acclimated to the digital dashboard of the all-electric Dulevo sweeper. (Photo by Mike Alonzo)

The University’s street sweeper typically operates five days a week, for about four to six hours a day, patrolling the 12-acre boardwalk and pathways on the 130-acre campus. In addition to maintaining a sanitary environment and a neat aesthetic, it prevents the clogging of storm sewers, the risks of slips and trips and the coloring of the landscape. From October to December, its workload peaks when the sycamores, maples, and hundreds of other species on campus drop their leaves for the year.

When FMS Logistics and Transportation Director Jeff Hensley went looking for the right street sweeper for campus needs, the Dulevo vehicle caught his eye because it was small enough to fit anywhere on campus. on campus, it can comfortably accommodate two operators, has the power and capacity to handle the volume of debris picked up during the fall and winter months, and is fully electric. The new sweeper was acquired using FMS vehicle replacement funds and ultimately replaces its diesel-powered predecessor.

Lands and Landscape Services Supervisor Mike Alonzo (Agriculture, ’07) noted that there were some initial concerns with a new all-electric vehicle, including longtime staff learning about brand new technology. Battery life was also an issue – using a four-phase charging system, the Dulevo takes several hours to reach a full charge – especially with the large number of fallen leaves on campus.

“With that vehicle, we were like, ‘Will this thing get through the day?'” He said. “We put him there until the end of our leaf season and he did his job. So if he can handle that, we know he could handle the normal job of cleaning up areas on campus. “

An all-electric sweeper picks up leaves on a rainy road.
FMS put their new fully electric street sweeper to work in the fall and it passed the test with flying colors.

Even in the first few months of use, the Dulevo sweeper reaped measurable benefits. While it will save an average of 475 gallons of diesel fuel that the old street sweeper used per year, the new unit will also allow an annual reduction of 860 pounds of carbon dioxide. In addition, the Dulevo is 13 decibels quieter than its petrol predecessor.

“It slides right into this priority of being a sustainability conscious campus,” Alonzo said.

Alonzo said bragging about CSU’s first electric sweeper inspired other campuses to look for similar electric vehicles.

“It’s nice to be a leader in this area,” he said. “We have presented ourselves as a leader in substantiality, so it’s good to be able to support him. “

FMS is also responsible for many other campus initiatives related to the environment, from the planning and construction of new buildings with energy and water efficiency to cutting edge design, to the maintenance of solar panels, to the composting of leaves and mulch plant material which then feeds and benefits campus landscaping. He also maintains the majority of vehicles on campus, including electric golf carts and mail delivery vehicles, as well as landscaping equipment.

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DAVCO Expands Into Electronics Manufacturing As Connected Electric Vehicle Technologies Enter North America’s Commercial Transportation Industry https://bergmannlumber.com/davco-expands-into-electronics-manufacturing-as-connected-electric-vehicle-technologies-enter-north-americas-commercial-transportation-industry/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 15:13:00 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/davco-expands-into-electronics-manufacturing-as-connected-electric-vehicle-technologies-enter-north-americas-commercial-transportation-industry/

SALINE, Mich., January 5, 2022 / PRNewswire / – DAVCO, North America’s Leader in Fuel Heaters / Water Separators and Filter Systems for Medium and Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks, Off-Road Equipment and Commercial Marine Applications, Invests $ 3.5 million in his Saline, Michigan, campus to create a cutting-edge electronics manufacturing hub, expanding its manufacturing capabilities to cutting-edge electronic technologies as the company prepares to capitalize on the arrival of electric utility vehicles. The state-of-the-art facility is adjacent to the existing DAVCO manufacturing facility and is expected to be fully operational by early 2022. Company officials expect the new facility to create 20 new positions.

“Over the past 45 years, DAVCO has proudly served its customers with cutting-edge products and unmatched customer support and that will not change,” said Laurie Beegle, president of DAVCO. “This new electronic component manufacturing facility ensures that we will continue to be able to serve commercial fleet customers as their needs change once they begin bringing electric vehicles into service.”

DAVCO is owned by Southfield, MichiganClarience Technologies, a global leader in advanced transportation technologies that includes Truck-Lite, RIGID and Lumitec advanced LED lighting, ECCO and Code-3 security systems and advanced Road Ready telematics.

A manufacturing showcase for the future of transport
The new DAVCO Advanced Electronics Manufacturing Center is housed on the DAVCO Headquarters campus in Saline, Michigan, where work has been underway to transform the space since fall 2021. DAVCO fuel filtration products will continue to be manufactured in an adjacent building on the DAVCO campus in Saline and are not impacted by this announcement.

the $ 3.5 million the capital investment includes a clean room for component manufacturing, increasingly important in next-generation vehicle technologies. The company expects this facility to be used often with customers to showcase the capabilities of DAVCO, Clarience Technologies and its entire family of companies and is planning a second phase that will include a modern customer experience center.

Overall, the company expects to hire up to 20 new positions as the facility continues to expand its operations. Those interested in applying for open positions at the Advanced Manufacturing Operations Center should visit DAVCO.com/jobs.

The facility will initially focus on manufacturing telematics products to support road-ready growth
Operations of the advanced electronics manufacturing plant have already started and DAVCO expects the plant to be fully operational this winter. Initially, the plant will be responsible for manufacturing electronic hardware for Road Ready advanced telematics, a company in the Clarience Technologies family. Road Ready offers advanced telematics solutions for commercial transportation and has experienced significant growth over the past year. By consolidating manufacturing in the new Michigan installation, the Road Ready telematics equipment will be efficiently assembled by an experienced team dedicated to the Road Ready activity. Manufacturing includes all Road Ready hardware, mobile communication units, smart bridge integrators, exclusive Road Ready sensors and other related items. As connected vehicle technologies become the digital backbone supporting electric and autonomous vehicles over time, Road Ready expects the demand for their solutions to continue to reach new heights.

As Commercial Vehicles Go Electric, DAVCO Maintains Strong Customer Focus
While the company has always focused on providing solutions for diesel engines, the reputation that DAVCO has built for itself extends beyond any specific technology. The company has succeeded through customer focus – listening to customers, identifying their needs and delivering solutions with laser-like focus. This approach has served customers well, resulting in products that are built consistently and to the highest level of quality with support that goes beyond what is expected.

As commercial transportation embraces EV technology in the years to come, DAVCO believes the same customer focus they have long embraced will help them take on a larger role – that of an experienced customer partner armed with the right tools. that help deliver more agile and scalable solutions. This is the reason why the company is expanding its capabilities to include advanced electronic solutions. For DAVCO, partnering and providing more flexible solutions to customers will make the business indispensable once the industry receives hands-on training as electric vehicles are widely adopted.

With many EVs in development today, manufacturers are actively working closely with their supply base to finalize product designs. Once demand accelerates, manufacturers will rely on their supply bases to deliver what is needed to increase production. Vehicles built on the new technology will result in many new components – likely from suppliers who have not previously served the commercial transportation industry. DAVCO sees this as an opportunity to leverage its industry experience, which will be invaluable to OEMs.

“The dramatic fluctuations in demand for vehicles in the North American utility vehicle market – unlike anything in any other industry – will only be magnified with electric vehicles. We believe customers will take comfort in knowing what is needed when these fluctuations occur, ”Beegle said.

Clarience Technologies: Leading Brands Prepared for the Future of Transportation
Clarience Technologies was formed in 2020 as a company designed to lead and thrive in the future of transportation. Its brands are among the biggest names in transportation technology, including intelligent LED lighting, security and alarm components and advanced telematics. All brands are ranked number one in the markets they serve. As a parent company, Clarience Technologies offers the best capabilities, a global reach and a bold vision born from its commitment to continue serving current and future customers.

By understanding the impact that new technologies are expected to have in transportation, the Clarience team has forged itself as a new company dedicated to finding better ways to apply these transformational technologies.

“As global transportation faces significant changes as new technologies take hold, customers are turning to those who have stayed ahead of what’s on the horizon,” said Brian Kupchella, CEO of Clarience Technologies. “Clarience Technologies was created to help ensure that these well-known transportation brands would be present in the future. “

Company officials have also built strong relationships with several top universities, including University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University in Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University and Penn State Behrend in Pennsylvania, which serve as key catalysts to foster future innovations. Likewise, with the DAVCO Advanced Manufacturing Operations Center located a few minutes from downtown Ann arbor and the University of Michigan, the company envisages that this installation will one day strengthen ties with the university and the ensemble Ann arbor community.

About Clarience Technologies
Clarience Technologies is focused on developing technological innovations in vehicle and fleet management for the utility vehicle, passenger car, recreational off-road machinery and pleasure craft markets. Using our data and knowledge, we improve fleet management, streamline supply chain management, and enhance safety on and off-road. Since our Truck-Lite brand introduced the first sealed position light in 1955, our companies have exhibited a constant stream of innovations that have turned customers into long-term partners. Today, Clarience Technologies is a global company known for its quality and commitment to sustainability – and for providing the technologies that move our world forward. Learn more at www.clariencetechnologies.com.

DAVCO is the North American leader in diesel fuel filter and separator systems and heater for Class 8 heavy-duty trucks. In addition to the popular Fuel Pro® range, DAVCO also produces the Diesel Pro® for medium trucks, Sea Pro® for marine applications, Industrial Pro® models for off-road applications and a range of industrial automatic oil filling systems, with regulators, slow flow meters and fluid level switches. The Shop Pro is a versatile workshop and service truck tool for priming diesel engines, removing fuel from fuel system components, sweeping diesel fuel tanks, and transferring diesel fuel between tanks. storage. DAVCO products are designed for tough commercial applications including on and off road, industrial, generator sets, construction, military and marine.

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Morgan Truck Body, partner for the delivery of 40 electric truck bodies https://bergmannlumber.com/morgan-truck-body-partner-for-the-delivery-of-40-electric-truck-bodies/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 17:04:16 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/morgan-truck-body-partner-for-the-delivery-of-40-electric-truck-bodies/

Morgan Truck Body is working with SEA Electric and the long-time authorized distributor of Morgan Central Trailer Service to fulfill orders for 40 electric truck bodies by the end of 2022. The truck chassis is equipped with the system. Zero-emission SEA Electric SEA-Drive power supply, with a lb-ft electric motor combined with a 138 kWh battery, fitted with Morgan’s lightweight aluminum body for dry cargo and enhanced safety features including a rear view camera and bright LED lighting.

“It takes exceptional collaboration to complete a major order like this,” said Tom Diez, vice president of sales and marketing at Morgan Truck Body. “We especially enjoy working with SEA Electric and Central Trailer Service to meet the growing demand for fully electric trucks and fleets in North America. As electrification gains traction, Morgan will continue to provide the most innovative and technologically advanced commercial truck body solutions. “

“This agreement is possible thanks to years of research, development and growth, and proves that SEA Electric is on track to achieve its vision of becoming the number one in electrification of fleets around the world”, said Mike Menyhart, President of SEA Electric – Americas and Chief Strategy Officer.

“As orders for commercial EV trucks accelerated, the decision was obvious to partner with Morgan Truck Body, the clear leader in bodywork and electric vehicle integration,” said Brad Bailey, vice president of Central Trailer Service.

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Obscure Agency buys Mach-E electric vehicles https://bergmannlumber.com/obscure-agency-buys-mach-e-electric-vehicles/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 22:20:28 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/obscure-agency-buys-mach-e-electric-vehicles/

The Intertubes are all buzzing with the news that New York City just spent $ 11.5 million to purchase 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT crossover SUV electric vehicles to distribute between the NYPD and various others. city ​​agencies.

184 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles and the NYC DCAS

As of this writing, Ford has not issued a press release for the newsworthy news, having left it to a little-known New York City agency, the city’s Department of Administrative Services.

DCAS dropped its press release on December 29, announcing it was “placing an order” for 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles. The wording indicates that the paper trail has not yet reached its final conclusion. However, the deal appears to be done for all intents and purposes, as the contract was registered on December 22. Our friends back home Detroit News also confirmed that all 184 EVs are Mach-E GTs, which is the high-performance version of the popular all-electric plug-in, but not to be confused with the GT “Performance Edition”.

That’s great news, but it pales in comparison to a similar announcement in September, when DCAS announced it had earmarked $ 75 million for a comprehensive list of fleet electrification programs, including :

    1. 300 electric vehicles to replace fossil fuel models
    2. 275 fast vehicle chargers
    3. 20 portable vehicle chargers
    4. 11 new solar charging shelters
    5. 3 electric buses to replace diesel models
    6. 78 electric ambulances

The September investment program also included funding to upgrade 125 electric-drive diesel trucks.

NYC DCAS ♥ Electric vehicles

New York City regularly appears on the CleanTechnica radar, some interesting examples being flux batteries and electric beer delivery trucks. Reviewing e-bikes on the streets of New York has also become a habit, including Fuell’s dual-battery Flluid electric bike and a prototype Harley-Davidson Serial 1 electric bike.

However, DCAS has been virtually invisible. The only exception came in 2016, when our own James Ayre took note of a purchase of 50 Chevy Bolt EV cars, and last month, when Johanna Crider reported on a Bloomberg taken regarding a 250-car deal being considered for the purchase of electric vehicles from Tesla. The contract would provide the city with the ability to purchase any number of cars up to 250, including zero.

That’s not much attention for a municipal agency that has taken responsibility for converting the municipal fleet of nearly 30,000 vehicles to electric propulsion by 2035. DCAS also oversees 56 public buildings in New York City and purchases more $ 1 billion worth of supplies and equipment each year. , which puts that $ 11.5 million contract into perspective.

In fact, as DCAS points out, the initial $ 11.5 million order for 184 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles is a small potato compared to a $ 420 million emissions reduction investment program. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced as a farewell gift to the mayor-elect. Eric Adams on December 22, which is the responsibility of DCAS to administer.

$ 420 million to decarbonize New York City’s vehicle fleet

New York City’s $ 420 million vehicle decarbonization program appears to have slipped under the CleanTechnica radar, then this would be a good time to catch up.

As Mayor DeBlasio and DCAS explain, the $ 420 million will be used to purchase 1,250 electric vehicles in 2022 and to install at least 1,776 fast charging stations by 2030, including at least 100 will be open to the public.

The city also plans to add 180 transportable chargers and solar-powered carports for electric vehicles, which could be set up in different locations for emergency response and other needs.

Fans of 100% electrification might not be happy to learn that the vehicle decarbonization plan also includes renewable diesel, at least for now.

The city predicts that it will take time to electrify fire trucks and other heavy equipment used in emergency response, although renewable diesel may be relegated to back-up use. Oshkosh, for example, just introduced an electric fire truck fitted with diesel tanks if more juice is needed. The interest of the US military in electric vehicles could also help accelerate the transition to electric propulsion for specialized vehicles.

And the buildings?

Decarbonizing vehicle fleets is actually the most achievable part of the city’s $ 4.6 billion 10-year climate action plan. Spraying the fossil fuel footprint of municipal buildings is a whole different box of worms.

To help take that, the city is also advocating for the construction of two new transmission lines that will bring more renewable energy into its grid, from upstate New York and Canada. It’s not so safe given the hurdles faced by clean power transmission projects in other states, so stay tuned for more.

Converting oil-fired buildings to electricity is a tough job to do. Heat pumps could play a role, along with rooftop solar panels and other on-site energy harvesting devices.

It’s true: electric vehicles cost less

Returning to that deal for up to 250 Tesla electric vehicles, last week our friends back home StreetsblogNYC heard that the deal appears to be evolving. The question of how the cars will be maintained is apparently not yet resolved, but Streetsblog quotes DCAS on the very important result.

The city’s administrative services department says the $ 49,000 Tesla saves money: the typical NYPD patrol car or SUV goes from $ 35,000 to almost $ 58,000, but then requires expensive fuel and also much more maintenance than electric cars generally require. ” Streetsblog writing.

The typical gasoline-powered police car puts considerable miles on the engine at idle, so the overall result of electrification is more efficient use of machinery. The move to charging stations will also result in significant savings in the costs of operating and maintaining fuel depots.

The potential for home charging could also help create further labor savings, by eliminating detours to gas stations. In this regard, it should be mentioned that public gas stations in New York and other cities are regularly disappearing.

A quick glance at recent Ford press releases reveals an added benefit. Ford last week pointed out that its new all-electric Lightning F-150 pickup truck has vehicle-to-vehicle battery charging capability, which would provide additional flexibility in the event of an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances.

As for those 184 new Mustang Mach-E GT EVs, why stop at GT when you can beat New York to the fist and get the Performance Edition?

“Taking you to the next level of all-electric exhilaration, the GT Performance Edition harnesses 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft. torque of the tires to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds, ”observes Ford, adding that the estimated battery range on the Performance edition is 270 miles.

My God, what are they putting in those batteries these days?

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Image (screenshot): 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition electric vehicle (courtesy Ford Motor Company).

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Company Notice Board: Tri-State Equipment Acquires; Bayer Fund supports Magic House | Local company https://bergmannlumber.com/company-notice-board-tri-state-equipment-acquires-bayer-fund-supports-magic-house-local-company/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/company-notice-board-tri-state-equipment-acquires-bayer-fund-supports-magic-house-local-company/

Schlafly Beer has opened its first brewery in Illinois: * 907 Main Street, Highland, Illinois

Frank Marchesi Sr. of Bi-State Utilities Co. received the President’s Award from the SITE Improvement Association in recognition of his years of dedicated service to the organization.

The Bayer Fund supports the Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum, with a grant of $ 24,800 to help launch the Plant the Seed summer excursion program with the goal of reaching 1,000 underserved children in the summer of 2022.

Tri-State Equipment Co. acquired EMS Automation & Service, a Hanna City, Illinois company specializing in robotic integration for handling, welding, cutting and machine maintenance applications.

Len the plumber, a Thompson Street Capital Partners holding company, completed the acquisition of Russo Bros., a provider of residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical and indoor air quality services.

Garrett paper, a distributor of foodservice and housekeeping products, was acquired by New Jersey-based Imperial Made.

Marcone, an appliance parts distributor and holding company of Genstar Capital, has acquired Professional Plumbing Group, a distributor of plumbing products for repair and renovation applications, from Dunes Point Capital LP.

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Protect your tools and construction equipment in cold weather https://bergmannlumber.com/protect-your-tools-and-construction-equipment-in-cold-weather/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 14:13:02 +0000 https://bergmannlumber.com/protect-your-tools-and-construction-equipment-in-cold-weather/

Just under a year ago, residents of one of the country’s hottest states woke up to find there was a power outage, burst pipes and icy havoc everywhere. The massive frost that hit Texas on February 13, 2021 and lasted almost a week, claimed more lives than the Alamo and racked up billions of dollars in damage.

That should be enough warning to take winter seriously. Whether it’s your tools or your equipment, you need to understand the worst that could happen and prepare for it. Here is a checklist of the dangers and what you can do to prevent them.

Rule # 1

No set of rules could cover all eventualities for different brands and types of equipment, mobile, stationary, pneumatic, tracked, low and high power, diesel, gasoline, hybrid or fully electric. Rule # 1, therefore, is to check with the equipment dealer or original equipment manufacturer or consult the manual first.

Also, don’t do that sloppy or just every time you get close to it. Use our list here as a starting point, but then study your equipment and needs, come up with a plan of action and execute it, before it’s too late.

Power tools

Rechargeable batteries used to run saws, drills, flashlights and even some demolition tools should never be left out in cold weather. Below 40 degrees, lithium-ion batteries do not hold a charge and leaving them in freezing temperatures can permanently shorten runtime. Don’t store them in an unheated store or in your truck’s toolbox when freezing weather threatens.

If you are building a charging station to hold these tools, batteries, and chargers, make it portable so you can bring it indoors if needed, and always keep batteries and tools within the temperature range recommended by the manufacturer.

Pneumatic tools

Air-driven power tools like DA sanders, nail guns rely on gaskets, o-rings, and lubrication to function properly. When cold temperatures make these materials brittle or gel the lubrication, they do not fire properly and can be permanently damaged. Always store them indoors at recommended temperatures.

If using them outdoors in freezing weather, follow the manufacturer’s directions. If necessary, you can rotate the tools from the outside to the inside throughout the day to keep them working properly. Also consider using a cold weather air tool lubricant / oil.


Air compressors will accumulate moisture during repeated exposure to rising and falling temperatures. Be sure to drain the compressor at the end of each day. Use air hoses that remain flexible in cold weather and consider using an in-line antifreeze such as the Kilfrost air tool and antifreeze lubricant to prevent blockages.

Store heat

Stores without a dedicated HVAC system will sometimes use gas or propane forced air heaters to warm the working environment. Be sure to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions on ventilation when using them. And note that these sometimes create a thin film on many surfaces. You will not be able to see this film and it will not affect most operations, but it can prevent spray paint from adhering to surfaces if you want to paint anything that has been stored in the store. Additional degreasing on metal surfaces should alleviate the problem.

Electric heaters are sometimes used for small spaces, just be aware that they will dramatically increase your electric bill.

Gasoline Engines

There is considerable debate among construction and landscaping professionals about how to store gasoline tools for the winter. One camp says to completely empty the tank, shoot a small squirt of lubricating oil through the spark plug hole, and pull the starter rope several times to coat the inside of the engine with oil. Others say to fill the tank with gasoline treated with an additive.

Our tip: do what the owner’s manual says to do. If you don’t have the manual, most manufacturers publish them online.

Lights Equipment

As the shortened winter days approach, operators and foremen are tempted to keep working until dusk. Before that happens, check all the lights on your machines to make sure they are in good working order.

Consider Adding Auxiliary Light Kits: Today’s new LED lights can provide incredible illumination while conserving battery power. And place a towel inside each machine so that operators can clean the windshield of any condensation that occurs.

Diesel engines

Long ago, contractors would start their diesel engines early and do something else for five or ten minutes to let the engine warm up before starting or starting work. And in cold weather, they also let their diesels run lest they restart. This is no longer the case.

Today’s diesel engines only need about a minute to warm up and they have enough battery power to restart even in the coldest weather. Idling a diesel engine for long periods of time can actually cause carbon to build up in the engine, as the exhaust gas aftertreatment process does not get hot enough to burn it. Go ahead and start working within 60 seconds of booting. Your engine and its DPF and / or DOC systems will thank you. In extremely cold weather (states bordering Canada), you may need a cold weather starter kit that your OEM dealer can provide.

New machines and trucks typically run on low viscosity lubricating oils to improve fuel efficiency. The new 5W-40 and 0W-40 synthetics will perform well down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. But if you are using thicker oils in your old equipment, check with the OEM before switching to low viscosity.

Keep it clean

While you still have above freezing temperatures, pressure wash your equipment, paying special attention to the tracks and undercarriages. If there is any ice or frozen mud on these, it will jam the entire undercarriage and you will not be able to move the machine until it thaws. And even if you move it, you could damage the pins, bushings, and rollers unless all of the frozen gunk is removed first.

Dirt and frozen grime will also mask seals and leaking components which, if left unattended, could create maintenance issues down the line. Salt and other road de-icing chemicals can also cause rust and corrosion if left on the machine for a long time.

Move it

Even if you’re parking your machines for the winter, it’s a good idea to start them periodically, move the gamepads, and walk a short distance. This keeps seals and fittings coated with lubrication and prevents ice build-up that could compromise operation when you need the machine.

Pushing fluid through the hydraulic system will keep valves and seals lubricated and in good condition. Also lubricate door hinges and other metal-to-metal parts to keep them swinging freely, keep moisture away and prevent rusting.

Tires and hoses

Repeated cycles of cold and thaw can create temporary small air leaks between the rim and sidewalls of your truck and equipment tires. In a matter of days, this can lead to a loss of 20 to 40% of the air pressure in your tires. Be sure to check your tires after the first cold snap and adjust the psi if necessary. Cold weather can also make tires brittle and more susceptible to damage, so walk lightly while running.

Rubber hoses are also prone to brittleness and cracking or loosening of their fittings in cold weather. Be sure to inspect them carefully before use.

DEF maintenance

Diesel exhaust fluid is primarily water and can freeze at 12 degrees Fahrenheit. Today’s Tier 4 and Tier 4 Final engines either have DEF system preheaters or will allow you to run them for a few minutes until the DEF in the lines and tank thaws. But keep an eye on it. If it does not thaw, the engine could degrade. If any problems occur, call your dealer for service.

If you intend to store your machine in freezing weather, drain the DEF tank. When restarting in hot weather, flush the DEF system with distilled water. And be sure to keep your DEF bulk storage somewhere it won’t freeze. Otherwise, you will not be able to do without it.


Number 2 diesel performs well in the warmer months and is cheaper, but the hydrocarbons in diesel fuel can start to gel when it drops below 40 degrees. Number 1 diesel (which you can buy at truck stops or specify from your fuel supplier) has a lower viscosity and is less likely to gel.

At the end of the day, in cold weather, it is wise to refuel to avoid condensation and water. Use cold weather fuel additives if necessary, but always be sure to check with the manufacturer or dealer which additives to use. There’s a lot of snake oil there. An engine block heater can alleviate some of these gel problems by keeping the engine, fuel lines, and injectors at a more favorable temperature when the machine is not running.

Lubricants, greases and fluids

Prolonged cold temperatures can adversely affect engine oil, grease, and hydraulic fluid, making them less viscous and more difficult to pump. Check with your OEM dealer for best practices in your area and change these fluids before problems arise.

If your regular grease gets too cold, it can block the lines and make it impossible to get low viscosity / low temperature grease into the lines. Conversely, when temperatures start to rise, return to your normal fluid regime to prevent low viscosity fluids from damaging your equipment.

Hydraulic cylinders

If you’re planning to put a machine away for the winter, spray a protective coat over the chrome to protect it from rusting. Even slight surface rust creates enough pitting to cause the cylinder seals to leak when you restart.

Battery maintenance

Heavy equipment and truck batteries don’t like the cold. Check the terminals and connections to make sure they are tight and free from corrosion. Coat the battery clamps with dielectric grease to prevent mineral deposits or corrosion.

Left outside, batteries can freeze and take up to 30 hours to thaw. If this presents a risk, use a battery cover to keep your battery above 32 degrees. Have your battery and alternator tested before the onset of the cold season to make sure both can perform to specification.

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