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Electrical Apparatus
Featured articles September 2014

  • CWIEME returns to Rosemont, featured in the September 2014 Electrical ApparatusTrade shows -    CWIEME 2014 - A close look at electrical manufacturing:  Coil and manufacturing conference to highlight materials and design methods used in electrotechnology  
    By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
     
    Boston ’14: Another look, in photos, at the Boston convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association
    By the Electrical Apparatus staff 

  • Better service with predictive maintenance, featured in the September 2014 Electrical ApparatusService & Sales Companies -  Now that’s a good prediction! How York, Pa.-based Motor Technology, Inc., has emphasized the use of predictive maintenance in helping its customers
    By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor



  • Evaluating motor repair providers, featured in the September 2014 Electrical ApparatusMotor Performance  - Evaluating motor repair providers: Standards and specifications are a good start, but buyers of electromechanical services need to go further
    By By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

  • Fast Forward - Let’s get organized: A wealth of paper and electronic filing options are available for small businesses
    By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
  • Face and eye protection, featured in the September 2014 Electrical ApparatusSafety & Health - Saving face Tips on personal protective equipment for the face and eyes
    By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor



  • Accounting - Weighing tax benefits of S corporations Factors to consider in deciding which type of incorporation is best for you
    By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Departments and Columns

  • Publisher's Comment  In this issue: CWIEME returns to Chicago ... More about quality ... ..Elsie Dickson
  • Let's Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Does temperature affect other motor performance? …Is ‘arc resistant’ apparatus safe with the doors closed? …‘Locked-rotor’ versus ‘inrush’ current …Why 460 volt rating in a 480 volt circuit? …Plug reversing from less than full speed …Must capacitor connection match winding connection? …Speed variation versus current variation ... Edited by the EA staff
  • Let's Solve Your Problem In this issue: Does temperature affect other motor performance? …Is ‘arc resistant’ apparatus safe with the doors closed? …‘Locked-rotor’ versus ‘inrush’ current …Why 460 volt rating in a 480 volt circuit? …Plug reversing from less than full speed …Must capacitor connection match winding connection? …Speed variations versus current variation ...Edited by the EA staff
  • "Associations, societies & government activities  In this issue: Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades conference to examine future of motors - See www.aemt.co.uk . … National Association of Electrical Distributors’ Education & Research Foundation exceeds fundraising goal… National Society of Professional Engineers adopts new strategic plan, available online here … American National Standards Institute’s new Workcred organization will promote workplace credentials… EASA award goes to Robert Sandman…New efficiency standard for furnace fans announced by the U.S. Dept. of Energy … ANSI releases a new standardization roadmap  – available via an online form here   …National Fire Protection Association donates$100,000 to the International Association of Electrical Inspectors ...... Edited by Kevin Jones 
  • Business briefs   In this issue:  Business briefs Kito Americas buys Peerless Industrial Group … B&K Precision Corp. acquires Brazilian service company Teknix … Precision Electric bought by Industrial Service Solutions of Chicago and Bolder Capital… KJ Electric breaks ground on new facility… Franklin Electric buys two companies in India, Pluga Pumps and Motors Private Ltd., and Wadcorpp India Private Ltd… Sulzer acquires Grayson Armature of Texas… EIS acquires Insulation Wires, Inc. … Advanced Energy chosen by AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, to assist in the development of an accredited motor repair program… Midpoint Bearing wins distributor award from the Schaeffler Group … Edited by Kevin Jones
  • Inspecting a spring at EMCO Industries, featured in the September 2014 Electrical ApparatusEngineering Education  In this issue: Patricia Reily reaches out to vets via Troops to Engineers SERVICE ( Success in Engineering for Recent Veterans through Internship and Career Experience) … Applications engineers at Oklahoma State University provide assistance in the upgrade of processes for EMCO Industries … - Pictured: Inspecting a spring at EMCO Industries, from left: David Wheeler, manufacturing extension agent for the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance; Win Adams, OSU applications engineer; Randy Smay, director of manufacturing and engineering at EMCO; and Doug Enns, OSU applications engineer. —Joseph Epperley photo By Josh Hoff
  • Utilities   In this issue: Pennsylvania utility PPL Corp plans a major new transmission line… Judge recommends okay of UNS Energy Corp sale to a subsidiary of Fortis, Inc…. Consumers Energy chooses four Michigan farms for anaerobic digesters… Ontario’s Bluewater Wind Energy Center is completed...
    By the EA Staff
  • Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our Calendar page for current offerings.  
  • Standards  In this issue: Standards International Electrotechnical Commission changes international fuse standard… ‘Balance of interests’ said to be essential for ANSI standards… National Electrical Manufacturers Association receives ANSI approval for a NEMA-sponsored Committee on Energy Storage Systems… ... Edited by the EA staff 
  • Roland and Ron Harrison, of Capitol Electric Motor Repair, featured in the September 2014 Electrical ApparatusA Team at Work  In this issue:  Roland Harrison, currently vice president of Capitol Electric Motor Repair, Inc., in Oklahoma City, and his son, Ron, talk abut ranching, fishing and family life … By Joseph Hoff



  • Mike Pulley of Bartlett Bearing, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus  James Pultorak of Klein Tools, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus  Shermco Industries' Clayton Morgan, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus Shermco Industries' Scott Tupper, featured in the September 2014 Electrical ApparatusJohn Dukes of Ideal Industries, Inc, featured in the September 2014 Electrical Apparatus
  • Names & faces  In this issue:  Bartlett Bearing Co’s Mike Pulley (pictured, far left) … The Rexel Group's Brian McNally … The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Kevin J. Cosgriff… Klein Tools’s James Pultorak (center left)… The American National Standards Institute’s award winners Evan R. Gaddis and John Goodsell..  Shermco Industries’s Clayton Morgan (center), Scott Stafford and Scott Tupper (center right)… Ideal Industries, Inc.’s Christopher Forthau and John Dukes (far right)… The IDEA board of directors’ Bob Gaylord and Chris Curtis… Edited by Bill O'Leary
  • Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials, in every issue and updated on the web. See our Training page for current offerings.  In this issue - Switched reluctance machines - three-day course titled "Design of Switched Reluctance (SR) Machines and Drive Application" Offered by: Advanced MotorTech LLC, 4951 71st Ave. North, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33781-4428; (727) 412-8200; www.advancedmotortech.com  Where and when: Oct. 8-10, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.... Induction Machine Design - A three-day course that provides an up-to-date, practical foundation of induction machine design techniques. Offered by: Advanced MotorTech LLC, 4951 71st Ave. North, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33781-4428; (727) 412-8200; www.advancedmotortech.com  Where and when: Oct. 22-24, 2014, at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire,IL.... ...Also: Selkirk College to receive additional training space ... Harrington Hoists adds training program … Fluke exceeds $300,000 with ISA training donations …
  • Classified Advertising  Equipment, jobs, businesses, business opportunities and services.
  • Cy's Super Service, Motorhead and Generatorhead Comic strips featuring characters from our favorite cartoonists. 
  • Direct and Current In this issue: Labor markets mixed across advanced economies … Manufacturing sector sees continued growth… European industrial production declines slightly… Labor productivity continues to increase… June wholesale revenues rose slightly… from The Editors of Electrical Apparatus.

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