PRODUCT RECALL: Kohler Automatic Transfer Switches for Kohler Generators

PRODUCT RECALL: Kohler  Automatic Transfer Switches for Kohler Generators

Name of Product:

Kohler 100-amp service-entrance automatic transfer switches

Hazard:

Transfer switch can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:

Repair

Recall date:

May 23, 2018

Units:

About 6,600

Consumer Contact:

Kohler at 800-892-7709 from 7:30am to 5:00pm CT Monday through Friday, email at [email protected] or online at www.kohlergenerators.com and click on “Voluntary Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Kohler 100-amp service entrance rated automatic transfer switches used with Kohler brand residential and commercial generators. “Kohler” is printed on the outside

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Foxconn Investing in $30 Million Water Recycling System

Foxconn Investing in $30 Million  Water Recycling  System

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group plans to invest in a $30 million recycling system that will significantly reduce the amount of water it has to draw from Lake Michigan for its proposed manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin, the company said last month.

Taiwan-based Foxconn announced that the “zero liquid discharge” system will virtually eliminate the return of manufacturing waste water into the nearby lake.

Foxconn said in an emailed statement that the recycling system is expected to reduce water intake by more than 3.5 million

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Corps to Wrap Up Dakota Access Pipeline Work in August

Corps to Wrap Up Dakota Access  Pipeline Work in August

By Blake Nicholson

Heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in court. The tribe leading the lawsuit still feels it hasn’t had a meaningful role in the …

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Solar Panels on Farmland Stir Debate in Central Washington

Solar Panels on Farmland Stir Debate in Central Washington

By Hal Bernton | The Seattle Times

Jeff and Jackie Brunson’s land near Ellensburg, Wash. The couple, who farm about 1,000 acres, plan to lease out more than 80 acres of their land for a solar farm. If the plan is approved, solar panels would cover that property, including the parcel shown here, which is bordered by trees at left, Highway 97 in the distance and Tjossem Road at right. (Steve Ringman /The Seattle Times via AP)

SEATTLE (AP)

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Fujitsu Introduces Universal Thermostat Converter

Fujitsu Introduces Universal Thermostat Converter

 

Fujitsu’s UTY-TTRX Universal Thermostat Converter enables its Halcyon mini-split and Airstage VRF heating and cooling systems to be controlled by third-party thermostat.

Fujitsu General America has released a Thermostat Converter for its high-efficiency Halcyon mini-split and Airstage VRF heating and cooling systems, which allows the Fujitsu system to be controlled by a third-party thermostat.

Thermostat Converter model UTY-TTRX provides control when a third-party thermostat is used. Up to 16 indoor units can be controlled as a group by a

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KP Announces Line of Dual Sector Antennas for Wireless Networks

KP Announces Line of Dual Sector  Antennas for Wireless Networks

Dual Sector Antennas from KP Performance reduce tower space while providing higher gain

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CA — KP Performance Antennas, a manufacturer of WISP antennas, announced a line of high-gain, dual-band sector antennas for use in wireless networks.

KP’s line of dual sector antennas is made up of seven models, each consisting of two or more sector antennas inside a single, rugged radome. The single mounting point of these antennas reduces inches on the tower, halves the tower rental

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Pasternack Debuts New Portable, 4-in-1 Calibration Kits with 26.5 GHz Calibration Capability

Pasternack Debuts New Portable, 4-in-1 Calibration Kits with 26.5 GHz  Calibration Capability

Pasternack has introduced new, lightweight SOLT calibration kits for testing and measurement.

IRVINE, Calif. — Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released a new line of 4-in-1 3.5mm calibration kits for test and measurement, field testing, antenna measurement and cable verification applications.   

Pasternack’s new series of calibration kits consists of two models, both with a compact, lightweight, 4-in-1 design package. These short-open-load-through (SOLT) calibration kits have a 26.5 GHz calibration capability.

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New Facebook Privacy Furor: What’s at Stake?

New Facebook Privacy Furor: What’s at Stake?

By Barbara Ortutay

Facebook came under fire when a New York Times report revealed that the social media giant has struck user-data-sharing deals with at least 60 device manufacturers since 2007.

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is at the center of another privacy furor, this one over its sharing of user data with device makers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung and others over the past decade.

The social network acknowledges the data sharing deals, which it says it’s —

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New Business Deals Bring Autonomous Vehicles a Step Closer

New Business Deals Bring Autonomous Vehicles a Step Closer

By Tom Krisher

John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, the autonomous vehicle company created by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, introduces a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo’s own suite of sensors and radar, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A self-driving car service that Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch later this year in Arizona will include up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans under a deal announced Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT

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Maker of Fearsome Animal Robots Edging Into Light

Maker of Fearsome Animal Robots  Edging Into Light

By Tom Matt O’Brien

A Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot is walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. It’s never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely. But the secretive firm, which for nine years has unnerved viewers with YouTube videos of robots that jump, gallop or prowl like animal predators, is starting to emerge from a quarter-century of stealth. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)010

BOSTON (AP) —

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In Brief

In Brief

Vacant Chicago Hospital to Get $1 Billion Facelift

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials have begun to act on a $1 billion plan to redevelop an old Chicago hospital that’s been vacant for more than a decade.

Developers plan to turn at least part of the old Cook County Hospital on the city’s West Side into a Hyatt hotel. The former hospital is 104-years-old and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The historical building has been empty since 2002. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

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In Brief

In Brief

Metra Announces 2018 Construction, Including Station Work

CHICAGO (AP) — As many Chicagoans know, spring may mean warm weather, but it also means the start of construction season.

Metra recently released its list of construction projects planned for 2018.

The railroad is using its $84.8 million budget to improve signal and communication systems as part of new federal guidelines. Other projects include replacing aging bridges and road crossings, as well as constructing new track segments.

Metra officials say they plan improvements at 30 stations. Most construction

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In Brief

In Brief

Group Assessing Impact of Illinois Safe Roads Amendment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois advocacy group is looking to determine the impact of the state transportation lockbox amendment more than a year after voters approved the measure.

The State Journal-Register reports that nearly 80 percent of voters in 2016 approved the Safe Roads Amendment, which committed gasoline tax money and related fees to road and bridge construction projects.

Mike Sturino is president and CEO of the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association. He says the group

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