Electrical Apparatus
Featured articles November 2009

  • A tale of two coil shows, page 10 of the November 2009 Electrical ApparatusTrade Shows - Choices in a changing competitive landscape: Two coil shows, two approaches  
    By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor
     
     

     
  • Consistent service, page 15 of the November 2009 Electrical ApparatusService & Sales Companies - Consistent service in a changing market : A Michigan service provider weathers the storm by continuing to do what it does best
    By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor


     
  • The autotransformer starter, page 19 of the November 2009 Electrical ApparatusStarters & Starting- A close look at the autotransformer starter: How it has evolved alongside the induction motor itself With trilingual summary.  (Read an online summary)
    By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor


     
  • Safety & Health  - New safety concerns: Many threats aren’t covered by federal regulations
    By Richard B. Elsberry, EA Contributing Editor 
  • Accounting  -  Avoiding disputes when buying a business: Disagreements can be costly for both buyer and seller
    By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Departments and Columns

  • Editor's Comment   More from Michigan about managing in a recession ...‘Help Wanted’ advertising tops all other categories ...Reporting the two coil winding shows ...by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher
  • Let's Solve Your Problem  Should rotor IR be as high as the stator? …Why no shielding on motor leads? … Why motor and line voltages don’t match … Shims in switchgear bus joints: for what purpose? … Who says there’s no ‘industry standard’? … Is load rating the same for ‘identical’ bearings? …Does uprated motor need new thermostats? ...Edited by the EA staff 
  • ELANTAS PDG wins business award from the city of St. Louis, pictured from the November 2009 issue of Electrical ApparatusLeviton Cooper B-Line sponsors student-led team from the University of Arizona in the 2009 Solar Decathlon, from the November 2009 issue of Electrical ApparatusBusiness and financial briefs ELANTAS PDG wins business award from the city of St. Louis (pictured left) ...Leviton Cooper B-Line ELANTAS PDG wins business award from the city of St. Louis (pictured left) ...Leviton Cooper B-Line sponsors student-led team from the University of Arizona in the 2009 Solar Decathlon (pictured right) sponsors student-led team from the University of Arizona in the 2009 Solar Decathlon (pictured right)... A.O. Smith Mexico plant wins third Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award …Emerson to buy Avocent Corp. ….Wood Group buys Baker Energy …W.W. Grainger takes a stake in MonotaRO Co. Ltd. … ABB buys Canadian energy services provider Sinai Engineering Corp. … Rockwell Automation seeking R&D aid from the federal government …Siemens Energy wins six wind turbine orders ...
    Edited by Kevin Jones
     
  • Trade associations, professional societies and government activities   Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association receives contribution from the VFW French-Bartlett Post … Federal energy funds allocated to seven states and territories … Wind energy industry reaps more federal money …Smart Grid standards development accelerated( report available at www.nist.gov/smartgrid/ .... Global challenge of renewable energy outlined in address by Jacques Regis, International Electrotechnical Commission president … National Electrical Contractors Association forms women’s group...
    Edited by Kevin Jones
  • Standards     New wireless automation standard adopted by the International Society of Automation … Adoptions, revisions, and a call for comment from the American National Standards Institute … New publications available from the International Electrotechnical Commission. Edited by the EA staff
  • Calendar In every issue and updated on the web. See our Calendar page for current offerings.
  • Don Block. president of NorthEast Electrical Distributors, Canton, Mass., has spent 37 years in the electrical distribution business - featured in the November 2009 Electrical ApparatusEA reader profile  Don Block. president of NorthEast Electrical Distributors, Canton, Mass., has spent 37 years in the electrical distribution business.
    By Joseph Hoff, EA Associate Editor
     
     
     
  • Trilingual summary For our international readers, each month one featured topic is presented in French, Spanish and German. In this issue - "A close look at the autotransformer starter": Anlassspartransformatoren – eine nähere Betrachtung ... Un examen attentif du démarreur à autotransformateur ... Un examen cuidadoso del autotransformador de arranque (read an online English summary)
  • Wind Energy Generation: Modelling and Control, by O. Anaya-Lara, N. Jenkins, J. Ekanayake, P. Cartwright & M. Hughes, reviewed in the November 2009 Electrical ApparatusBooks   Reviewed in this issue: Wind Energy Generation: Modelling and Control, by O. Anaya-Lara, N. Jenkins, J. Ekanayake, P. Cartwright & M. Hughes. John Wiley & Sons
     
     
     
     
  • Truland Systems Corp.’s Steven Wencis, featured in the November 2009 issue of Electrical Apparatus   Frank De Castro of Solvay Chemicals, featured  in the November 2009 issue of Electrical Apparatus Starla Bickerstaff of Corrosion College, featured in  the November 2009 issue of Electrical Apparatus
  • Names and Faces  Truland Systems Corp.’s Steven Wencis (above left) … Frank De Castro of Solvay Chemicals (center)… Starla Bickerstaff of Corrosion College (right) … John D. McDonald of GE Energy’s transmission and distribution business  Edited by Bill O’Leary   
  • Utility Briefs  Duke and Allegheny Energy cut rate hikes ...Southern Power plans to build biomass power plant in Texas ... Florida Power & Light pays $20million to U.S. Treasury for power outage ... Lookheed Martin signs commercial engineering services agreement with Ocean Power Technologies ... Smart Grid to be tested on Maui  ... Edited by Kevin Jones
  • Product Briefs  Motors and gearmotors from Bison Gear & Engineering and Wayne Products … Adhesives and sealants from Epoxies, Etc. … Circuit interrupters from Del City and Cooper Bussmann … Interconnections from Cooper B-Line, Molex, Inc., and Adalet… Safety products from Capital Safety USA and Magid Glove & Safety … Hammerdrills from DeWALT … Ventilating fans from Orion Fans … Stainless-steel ground rods from Galvan Industries, Inc. … Current diversion ring from Inpro/Seal Co. … Digital accelerometer and mini-datalogger from Saelig Co…. Towable engine-generator set with multiple features from Caterpillar Inc….Water- and chemical-resistant marking labels from Nameplates for Industry …  Edited by the EA staff  
  • Graduates of recent pump system optimization training sessions offered jointly by Darby Electric and Baldor Electric ...featured in the November 2009 issue of Electrical ApparatusTraining 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 -  Pump system optimization training session from Darby Electric and Baldor Electric Co. (pictured) ... Servo motor training from Quality Solutions Co.  ... Canadian HVAC group co-sponsoring conference  ... 
    Producers of workshops, seminars, and instructional materials are encouraged to send announcements to Training Briefs Editor, Electrical Apparatus. See Contact Us page. Certain restrictions apply - contact the editors for details.
  • Cy's Super Service, Motorhead and Generatorhead Comic strips featuring characters from our favorite cartoonists. 
  • Classified Advertising Equipment, jobs, businesses, business opportunities and services.
  • Direct and Current   U.S. transmission/distribution sales are up …China complains over EU anti-dumping duties…Copper prices rise on weak U.S. dollar …India still dominates global outsourcing …Europe looks to triple clean-energy spending ...from The Editors of Electrical Apparatus.

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