To subscribe to the emailed PMM, or to inquire about advertising, call or email Kristine Weller, 312-626-2316. kweller at barks dot com.   

November 2015: CWIEME show report, Muncie, IN shop story, WEFTEC show report, motor temperature, smart grid, and all of your favorite departments!

11cover15The closing date to reserve advertising space in the November 2015 issue is Thursday October 15, 2015. Space may be available after the closing date. Call 312-626-2316.

The closing date for the December issue will be Friday November 13, 2015. The December 2015 issue will include internet marketing part 2, pumps news, a look at the year in terms of safety, and more. The December issue is mailed with the annual Buyer’s Guide, the ElectroMechanical Bench Reference (closing November 13, 2015 for advertising).

Insertion orders can be emailed to or faxed to 312-321-1288.

November Feature Articles

What do we mean by ‘motor temperature’?

The answer can vary widely, depending on where and how measurements are taken. “There is no practical way of knowing either where the hottest spot in any motor winding may be, or what its temperature will be,” writes Engineering Editor Richard Nailen in this article. “No matter how many sensors are placed in what locations, their readings can only support an estimate.” His article shows several ways in which these estimates can be made.

For summaries of previous or upcoming technical articles check out the Barks Publications Web site.

Upcoming Highlights – Motorcraft, CWIEME,

‘If it ain’t broke’: An electromechanical service company sticks with what works

In this month’s service shop story, we visit a company in central Indiana that has found a formula that works. From the way in which ownership has changed hands over the years to the tools and equipment the company uses, a visitor can see that a plan has been worked out that has enabled this company to adapt to a changing industrial economy.

CWIEME Show in Print

The Coil Winding, Insulation, and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition and Conference is being held in Rosemont, Ill. this week, and the editors of Electrical Apparatus are there to find out what’s new in electrical manufacturing technology. This year’s conference is covering efficiency, regulations, and automotives, with an emphasis on the rapid change these and other aspects of electrical manufacturing are undergoing.

More in November 2015:

WEFTEC 2015 Show Report     

Look for quotes, photographs, and post-show review for the Water Quality Event that took place at the Chicago McCormick Center last week, September 26-30.

Smart Grid Goes International

The U.S. isn’t the only place where smart technology is sweeping the utility industry. In Europe, an organization called ETP SmartGrids is helping to coordinate policy and research for expansion of a Smart Grid in the European Union. In this article, Engineering Editor Richard Nailen explains how ETP SmartGrids is breaking down this task and is helping to make smart electrical power in Europe a reality.

Reader Profile 

Shawn Venable, owner and president of Clinton, S.C.-based Electric Motor Service of Clinton, S.C., discusses how his company has expanded its offering of services in response to changes in the marketplace. In doing so, the longtime golfer has used the game as a sales tool. He also enjoys playing the game with his family.

Advertising News:

Be seen by readers year-round in the EMBR 2016

The annual directory, the ElectroMechanical Bench Reference, that is published each year keeps your advertising message in front of readers throughout the year. It is mailed with the December issue in time for the new year, ready to be referenced by readers looking for specific products, services, manufacturers, distributors, training associations, and more.

Advertising your products or services in the EMBR 2016 will include a “See our ad, page #” in each of your free listings to draw readers to your advertisement as well as special frequency rates for including the 2016 EMBR in your advertising program.

To learn about available advertising opportunities, call 312-626-2316 or email Kristine Weller at kweller at barks dot com. Find more tips about advertising on the EA blog advertising page.

Department News

More on the subjects that interest and inform EA readers!

Accounting by William Wiersema: Estate taxes are particularly burdensome because they are imposed on the value of everything owned at death, including cash, investments, business ownership interests, and residence. With a bit of forethought, you can reduce your heirs’ tax liability.

Fast Forward by Bill O’Leary looks at internet marketing in the industry in this first of three-part series with part 1 focusing on constructing merchant Web sites using services like Wix and Squarespace. What challenges do potential developers face when building a site with the purpose of selling? How have online and mobile changed the way we market and sell products?

Safety & Health by Joseph Hoff will look at new and emerging trends in personal protective equipment. Consideration will be given to application, chemical resistance, strength, flexibility, thermal limits, and longevity.

Pumps Keep up with the latest news, products, and developments in the Pump news section in each issue of Electrical Apparatus!

Press releases and other material suitable for editorial consideration in our Departments and Columns may be emailed to eamagazine at barks dot com.

More Than Motors:

Electrical Apparatus is the premier monthly magazine covering the fields of electromechanical and electronic application and maintenance. For more information about our magazine or to request a media kit, contact our advertising department – email kweller at barks dot com or telephone 312-626-2316



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