Advanced Energy Tech At Work In Ohio

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of BlueGreen Alliance.

An exciting headline recently came out of Ohio, home to the Making It Here 2012: Manufacturing Our Energy Future conference: Ohioans Agree: Advanced energy technology crucial to economic survival. 

The study — which was conducted by Advanced Energy Economy and its Ohio chapter — found four out of five Ohioans believe advanced energy technology is “very important or somewhat important to America’s future” and the same percentage believe “the manufacturing of advanced energy products like batteries for power storage, high-efficiency motors and equipment, and wind turbine components are very important or somewhat important to Ohio’s economy.”

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The manufacturers and clean energy advocates who attend Making It Here on July 11-12 can see how these advanced energy technologies are already putting people to work by touring either Lincoln Electric (the site of the largest known urban wind tour in North America) or Transformer Engineering, LLC (a manufacturer of costumed designed electromagnetic components) on Wednesday morning. Visit the Making It Here website for more about the schedule for these tours along with how to register.

Here is a summary of Lincoln Electric and Transformer Engineering’s work from the Making It Here website:

Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company also has a leading global position in the fume extraction systems, brazing, soldering and alloys markets. Lincoln has 41 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 20 countries, and an extensive worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.

The 2.5-megawatt wind turbine was constructed in June 2011 at Lincoln Electric’s main manufacturing campus and World Headquarters in Euclid, Ohio. The project demonstrates the company’s commitment to wind power sector leadership, environmental performance and energy savings.

Transformer Engineering, LLC

Transformer Engineering, LLC is a global company with their headquarters and U.S. manufacturing in Cleveland, Ohio.

Transformer Engineering provides a wide range of products such as: multi-pulse rectifier transformers, isolation transformers, common mode reactors, high reactance transformers, high frequency transformers, air core reactors, iron core inductors, saturable reactors, swinging chokes and many other variations.

Transformer Engineering serves customers in many market segments including: Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Power Quality, Locomotive / Marine, and Variable Frequency Drive companies.

Over the last several years, we have undergone a LEAN transformation, realizing substantial improvements, including:

    • 85% Reduction in manufacturing costs
    • 75% Reducing in cycle time
    • 50% reducing in working capital

These improvements along with our advances in magnetics design and global footprint allow us to effectively support our customer needs.

The BlueGreen Alliance advocates the growth in the number and quality of jobs in the clean economy by expanding a broad range of industries, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, the substitution of safer, cleaner chemicals, modern transportation systems and advanced vehicle technology, domestic manufacturing, high-speed Internet and a smart, efficient electrical grid, green schools and other public buildings, improving our nation’s water infrastructure, recycling, and sustainable agriculture.

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