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Beckwith Electric Announces Changes To Its Executive Management Team – by Aaron Granger

No Comments 29 June 2010

Beckwith Electric Co., Inc., a premier provider of goods and services for industries involved with electric power, communications and advanced electronic technology, today announced changes to its executive management team. (PRWEB) September 18, 2005 — Beckwith Electric Co., Inc., a premier provider of goods and services for industries involved with electric power, communications and advanced electronic technology, today announced changes to its executive management team. Dr. Murty V. V. S. Yalla will assume the role of President and also continue to serve on the Beckwith Electric Board of Directors. Dr. Yalla will provide the leadership to develop and implement strategies for rapid growth of the company. Dr. Yalla is responsible for further developing the team-based, high performance culture of Beckwith Electric that delivers results for its customers and employees. Dr. Yalla joined Beckwith Electric in 1989 and he was Vice President of Research and Development/Engineering from 1994 to 2004. In 2005, his responsibilities included the Company’s general operation as Beckwith’s Executive Vice President. He is a senior member of the IEEE and has been active in the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee (PSRC) for over 15 years. He is a member of several working groups in PSRC and presently chairs the Working Group that is revising the IEEE Standard C37.102 “Guide for AC Generator Protection.” He co-authored an IEEE PES tutorial on the “Protection of Synchronous Generators. He is the U.S. delegate to the International Electrotechnical Commission (Geneva, Switzerland) Technical Committee 95 Ad Hoc Working Group on Relay Functional Standards. Prior to coming to Beckwith Electric, Dr. Yalla was teaching and conducting research on digital power system protection at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He received his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, College of Engineering, Kakinada, India, a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Dr. Yalla has published several research papers in international journals on digital protection. He holds four U.S. patents in the areas of digital controls and protective relays. In addition, Beckwith Electric announced that Tom Beckwith has been appointed Executive Vice President of Strategic Business Development. Mr. Beckwith also serves on the Beckwith Electric Board of Directors. Mr. Beckwith has over thirty years of experience in the power industry, having held multiple senior positions with RFL Electronics, Bectech International, Basler Electric, and Beckwith Electric. In addition to his main responsibilities for sales & marketing, business development and customer technical support, Mr. Beckwith will be an important contributor to strategic planning and growth of Beckwith Electric and will continuously provide valuable input into the development of new products. Mr. Beckwith has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of South Florida. He is a member of IEEE and the Power Systems Relaying Committee and is active in various working groups. “We are pleased Tom Beckwith has assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Strategic Business Development during this period of rapid growth,” said Bob Beckwith, CEO of Beckwith Electric. “Tom will provide invaluable strategic direction and support to our sales and marketing efforts. His years of sales and extensive industry experience and contacts are a great asset to Beckwith Electric.” About Beckwith Electric Beckwith Electric, founded in 1967, is a premier provider of innovative and high quality products, technical services and solutions that meet the needs of customers involved in the production, transmission, and distribution of electric power. Beckwith Electric’s products include tapchanger and capacitor controls, protective relays, and equipment for synchronizing and motor bus transfer, along with custom systems and power quality solutions. Customers include electric utilities, large industrial companies, original equipment manufacturers and owners of alternative sources of energy. For more information on Beckwith Electric Products, check out the Beckwith Electric web site or contact your local Beckwith Electric Sales Office.

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A Review on Electric Wheelchair and Scooter – by Maricon Williams

No Comments 26 June 2010

A wide variety of electric wheelchairs and scooters are available in the market. This makes it easy for consumers to find the one to suit their needs not just their wants. You can start by finding what suits you by keeping in mind the answer before you go look in stores. By that you will be overwhelmed by lots of options and you can be guided to decide precisely.

A good number of online electric wheelchair and scooter stores offer a large selection of both manual and powered wheelchairs. They employ experienced staff members to assist the customers in choosing wheelchairs and scooters. Service involves fitting of the correct chair to meet the individual requirements.

Electric wheelchairs and scooters are available in Sunrise Medical, Pride medical products, Tuffcare, Merits, Golden Technologies, Shoprider, Ranger, Palmer Industries, Wheelchairs of Kansas, Roho, Winco, Quickie, Gendron, Bruno, Silver Star, Harmar and more. You can select the ones from the latest in high quality, latest controls, highly maneuverable, light weight and extreme durability.

Your existing insurance may answer 80% to 100% towards the charge of your chair or scooter. Pride, Tuffcare, Merits, Online Wheelchair stores offer a total line of wheelchair and equipment services including new chair specification or fitting, preparation, installation of adaptive equipment for control and comfort as well as preventive and habitual maintenance. Questions regarding availability, leasing, financing, delivery or options will be answered by the online support teams.

In addition to new, used and rented powered and manual electric wheelchairs, most of the online stores have a well trained repair and maintenance staff to give routine preventive or emergency service. You can also find places with a large inventory of spare parts including tires, cushions and batteries.

All companies offer convenient shipping to destinations like US, UK, Canada and worldwide. As a result you get good prices and convenient shipping. Right there and then you can take charge of your lifestyle again.

Up to $1,000 rebate is available to aid payment for the cost of electric wheelchair or scooter lifts and ramps from the following mobility programs. Most lifts and ramps represented on most sites are qualified for reimbursement under the terms of the various mobility programs offered by Chrysler, Ford, GM, Saturn, and Volkswagen. There is also a wide variety of state, federal, and other programs that can financially assist you with your wheelchair ramp purchase.

These programs were made in order to give cash payments to disabled drivers for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, whether purchased or leased. Customers have received rebates for multifold wheelchair ramps, lifts, and permanently mounted van ramps.

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A Look At The History Of The Electric Guitar – by Gray Rollins

No Comments 24 June 2010

Electric Guitars

The Electric guitar hasn’t been around nearly as long as the Acoustic and Classical guitars. In fact, the Electric guitar was created just 70 years ago (the 1930s) by Adolph Rickenbacker. Since that time, the Electric guitar has greatly evolved to the where it is today. In this article, we’ll go over the history of the Electric guitar.

The History

Guitars, or similar instruments, have been around for thousands of years. The Electric guitar was first manufactured in the 1930s by Rickenbacker. Original Electric guitars used tungsten pickups. Pickups basically convert the vibration of the strings into electrical current, which is then fed into the amplifier to produce the sound.

The very earliest Electric guitars featured smaller soundholes in the body. These guitars are known as semi-hollow body Electric guitars and still are somewhat popular today, mainly due to the fact that they are flexible guitars.

However, with the use of pickups, it was possible to create guitars without soundholes (like the Acoustic and Classical guitars have) that still had the ability to be heard, if plugged into amplifiers. These guitars are called solid body Electric guitars.

The Electric guitar’s popularity began to increase during the Big Band era of the ’30s and 40s. Due to the loudness of the brass sections in jazz orchestras, it was necessary to have guitars that could be heard above the sections. Electric guitars, with the ability to be plugged into amplifiers, filled this void.

The Electric guitar that is most prevalent today is the solid body Electric guitar. The solid body guitar was created by musician and inventor Les Paul in 1941. It is a guitar made of solid wood with no soundholes. The original solid body guitar created by Paul was very plain–it was a simple rectangular block of wood connected to a neck with six steel strings. Les Paul’s original solid body guitar shape has, of course, changed from the original rectangular shape to the more rounded shape Les Paul guitars have today.

During the 1950s, Gibson introduced Les Paul’s invention to the world. The Gibson Les Paul, as it was and still is called, quickly became a very popular Electric guitar. It has remained the most popular guitar for 50 years.

Around the same period of time, another inventor named Leo Fender came up with a solid body Electric guitar of his own. In the late 1940s, Fender introduced the Fender Broadcaster Electric guitar. The Broadcaster, which was renamed the Stratocaster, was officially introduced to the public in 1954. The Strat, as it is now known, was a very different guitar in comparison to the Les Paul. It had a different shape, different hardware and was significantly lighter. Fender’s Stratocaster Electric guitar is the second most popular guitar in the world, second to only the Les Paul.

Over the years, other companies, such as Ibanez, Jackson, Paul Reed Smith, ESP and Yamaha have all produced solid body Electric guitars of their own. However, most Electric guitars still feature the familiar shape of a Les Paul or Strat guitar.

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A Look at Electric Wheelchairs and Medicare – by Kent Pinkerton

No Comments 23 June 2010

Electric wheelchairs are very expensive and therefore, it can be a difficult decision whether to buy one. However, Medicare usually covers up to 80% of the cost of electric wheelchairs. Any secondary insurance company will usually cover the rest.

To obtain Medicare for electric wheelchairs, certain criteria have to be met:

1. The person’s condition is such that, a wheelchair or scooter is a must for mobility.
2. The person cannot operate a manual wheelchair, hence an electric wheelchair or an electric scooter is required.
3. The person is capable of safely operating the controls of a wheelchair or scooter.
4. The person can safely transfer in and out of a wheelchair or scooter.
5. The person has adequate trunk stability to safely ride a wheelchair or scooter.
6. The person has not purchased a wheelchair or scooter and obtained reimbursement for that purchase within the last five 5 years.
7. Medicare must be the primary insurance carrier for filing the initial claim with them.
8. If Medicare had covered the cost of a manual wheelchair previously, that chair should be returned to the company for claiming the cost of an electric wheelchair from Medicare.

If all of these criteria are met, then the person seeking support from Medicare should provide a description of the functional limitations affecting the patient, which supports the medical necessity of the POV; patient diagnosis requiring the POV. This information must be furnished on letterhead or other documentation, which identifies the specialty of the ordering physician. The recommendation for a wheelchair for which reimbursement is requested needs to be ordered by a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, or rehabilitation medicine specialist.

Medicare supports up to 80% of allowable charges however, reimbursement amounts vary from state to state. $100.00 is deductible yearly for Medicare’s Part B. All Medicare claims are settled within 30 days. For guaranteed assurance, it is better to fill out a pre-approval form from Medicare.

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A Guide to The Electric Wheelchair – by Rory H. Hawkins

No Comments 21 June 2010

A wheelchair is a device that helps movement of a person who is disabled or ill. In simple terms it is a chair put upon wheels, which can be pushed either electrically or manually. Those wheelchairs that are pushed electrically are called electric wheelchairs. The electric wheelchairs are powered by motors.

There are many types of wheelchairs that you can get from the market determined by the kind and frequency of use. The wheelchairs can be used inside or outside and can be fetched at a minimum price of $1,500. when you purchase a wheelchair you must think about certain elements like source of power, warranty and cost, the size and weight of the person who would be using it, the weight capacity of the chair and efficiency of use wherever required. There are three types of wheelchairs mid-wheel drive, front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.

The most common and traditional type is the rear-wheel drive wheelchair. They run faster that front-wheel types but are not so flexible in turning as the mid-wheel drive and front-wheel drive wheelchairs.

Slowly gaining more popularity is the front-wheel drive wheelchair because they are very flexible and can be turned around better. But because of this feature they are little bit slower than the rear-wheel drive wheelchair.

The mid-wheel drive wheelchair tends to be little bit unsteady while starting and stopping. However it is the tightest turning wheelchair.

There are many other types of wheelchairs. Some are based on weight, ranging from ultra lightweight to heavy-duty wheelchairs. Then there are transport wheelchairs, tilt-in-space wheelchairs, rough terrain wheelchairs, specialty wheelchairs, wheelchairs with an elevating seat, pediatric wheelchairs, and so on and so forth.

Basically wheelchairs are used by those persons who have been struck by many different ailments and have been left with restricted or zero mobility. The problems can include old age, weight, paralysis, broken or weak bones, failing muscles, and a variety of other causes. Electric wheelchairs are easy to manage because they work on batteries and can be manipulated by a joystick. They are also very much moveable since they can turn 360 degrees in a single spot. They also do not cause much sound. Its just that they need more maintenance than hand-driven wheelchairs.

These days electric wheelchairs are being custom made according to the needs of the patient. To improve the strength and durability of the wheelchairs, advanced technologies like pneumatic wheels, hydraulic systems and spring suspension are also used.

You will be spoilt for choices for almost every other component of an electric wheelchair. The frame of the wheelchair can be rigid or foldable while the wheels can be free wheel or front wheel. Many foot and armrests are also available like, detachable, elevating or swing away. The armrests and footplates can be designed for the individual user to adjust for both height and angle.

When you are buying an electric wheelchair the above points are only the beginning of selecting the correct design. Other crucial points to remember are the measurement of the chairs backrest and if it is foldable and/or capable of reclining, the fabric and dimension of the chair’s seat, the kind of controls, hand or automatic brakes, kerb climbers and if the wheelchair will be fitted with lights. You can also attach other items on a wheelchair, including crutch holders, seat belts, a tray, anti-tap bars, drink holders, and bags.

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