April 2016 Electrical Apparatus magazineFeatured Articles

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Family-owned shop. —Electrical Apparatus photo by Kevin Jones

Service Shops – A lesson in longevity: How an Indiana service company has thrived for nearly 100 years across five generations of ownership By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

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Recovering from storms —FEMA photo

Fast Forward – Weathering the storm: Natural disasters can cause water and wind damage to motors By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

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Manufacturing meeting — Electrical Apparatus photo by Joseph S. Hoff

Conferences - Manufacturing meeting in Milwaukee: Coil winding expo will showcase methods and materials used in electrical manufacturing By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor, Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor, and Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

- Taking stock of maintainability: Attendees at maintainability and reliability conference pause to reflect on how far the discipline has come By Jane Powell Campbell, EA Special Correspondent

Safety & Health – Keep it down! How to protect against noise exposure By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor
Accounting – Pricing today: Arriving at a price for a product or service requires more than tallying the costs of its constituent parts By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Say it Right – Be careful with size comparisons: A few common errors in expressing increases and decreases in magnitude By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
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IEEE color books — Electrical Apparatus file photo

Codes & Standards- What’s become of the Color Books?  How production of a series of references has become bogged down By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

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Editor’s Comment  Pointing out imperfections…All in the family (business)…Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Should crimp terminals also be soldered?…’Inverter duty': What voltage class?…Relation of power factor to efficiency…What should we do about phase unbalance…Does failure occur at turn-on or turn-off?…What rules apply to motor lead extensions?… Edited by the EA staff
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Chelsea Becker

Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: Baldor‘s Chelsea Becker announced as one of 130 award winners of Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards from The Manufacturing Institute; others include Jezabel Cardenas and Teri Blumenthal of Rockwell AutomationShelley Ryan Carlson of DanfossZoe Jin of Johnson Controls Power Solutions, and Lauryn King of Eaton Corp.EASA reports results of safety survey, explained by Jan Schmidlkofer of K&N Electric Motors, Inc.; visit www.easa.com … PTDA is now accepting award nominations for Wendy B. McDonald Award; download nomination form here… American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation (Park Ridge, Ill.) grants scholarship to Iowa student… NECA guide to temporary power is

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Wendy McDonald

now available at NECA Store… Edited by Kevin Jones

Letters   In this issue: Potential difference between shaft and ground- from Neville W. Sachs, P.E.
Camillus, N.Y.
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Last year’s Battcon show took place at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The event featured presentations by users and manufacturers of batteries. Technical advances and industry concerns were also discussed. —Battcon photo

Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.

Business briefs   In this issue:  Shermco acquires PRIT Service, Inc., Illinois provider of testing services… U.S. expected to be ‘global industrial motor hotspot’, according to Research and Markets, market intelligence firm of Dublin, Ireland… Motion Industries buys Epperson & Co., distributor serving Southeast… Rea Magnet Wire Mexico plant wins quality award from Remy InternationalWESCO Distribution acquires Atlanta Electrical Distributors… Manufacturing productivity seen to have risen 1.4% in 2015… Edited by Kevin Jones
Know Your Industry   In this issue: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor

 

Standards   In this issue: Department of Energy issues rules about…rulesANSI adopts UL motor safety standard… NEMA issues drive system standards… UL connector standard has been revised… Edited by the EA staff
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Richard Nalley — Krauth Electric photo

EA Reader Profile   In this issue:  Building on a legacy: Richard Nalley, musician, competitive bridge player, and President of Krauth Electric, Louisville, KY… By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

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Seven employees at Huntington Ingalls Industries were recognized
for achievements in STEM fi elds during the 30th annual Black Engineer
of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference
in February. —Huntington Ingalls Industries photo

Training briefs In this issue:  Flowserve latest to be approved in Hydraulic Institute‘s pump lab test program… Seven from Huntington Ingalls Industries honored with Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA): William Cherry, Lonnie Dixon, John German, Russell Moore, Leander “Skip” Taylor, Marion Thomas, Christopher WareEdited by Bill O’Leary

Pumps  In this issue: John Grucella and Ryan McKean hired as new regional sales managers for EBARA International Corp., Fluid Handling Division (Rock Hill, S.C.); previous experience includes Vogelsang USA; Fanning, Fanning, and Associates, Inc.; PACO Pumps; and GrundfosHydraulic Institute names Patrick Hogg of Nidec Motor Corp., Young Engineer of the Year… Sulzer wins pump order for Finish bioproduct mill from Metsa Group… Vertical in-line pumps from Armstrong Fluid Technology earn Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development in California (OSHPD) preapproval…
Deaths   David ‘Mick’ McNatt, 76, owner of Warren Electric Co., Inc., Seaford, Del….Sam Hodges, 88, executive at Caldwell Electric, Waco, Tex….Jo Baker Thurman, 72, sales manager and director of show operations for the Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo, Imperial Beach, Calif….Roy Patterson, 89, chairman of the board of Flanders, Inc., of Evansville, Ind.
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Florida Power & Light Co. engineers work
at the Power Delivery Diagnostic Center
at the company’s office in Jupiter, Fla. The
utility recently announced the launch of its
new high-tech Power Delivery Diagnostic
Center, which provides real-time data to the
company’s engineers in its diagnostic center
to measure and improve the performance of
the electric grid. —Doug Murray/FPL photo

Utilities   In this issue: Southern Co. to acquire power products supplier PowerSecure International, Inc. of Wake Forest, N.C…. Florida Power & Light Co. says grid investment leads to customer savings… Duke Energy Progress receives approval from North Carolina Utilities CommissionFirstEnergy beefs up its philanthropic foundation, which includes Allegheny Energy… Edited by Kevin Jones

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Dual-channel digital oscilloscope

Product Briefs  In this issue: Dual-channel digital oscilloscope from B&K Precision… De-reeling system from ACE Equipment Co.… Precious metal slip rings from ATW Companies, Inc.… Edited by the EA staff

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Jack Claxton

Names & Faces  In this issue: Hydraulic Institute names Paul Ruzicka of Xylem Inc.- Applied Water Systems 2015 Member of the Year… William C. Livoti of WEG receives PSM Leadership Award… Jack Claxton of Toccoa, Ga.,-based Patterson Pump Co. receives Hydraulic Institute‘s Lifetime Achievement Award… NEMA‘s Tracy CullenJoseph Mitchell of UQM TechnologiesIdeal Electric‘s Jeremy Corn and Andy Salemi… National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announces Mark Kammerdeiner of Graves Winlectric as “NAED Learning Center Ultimate All-Star” winner… Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group promotes Michael J. Blount to company vice president… Edited by Bill O’Leary

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Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich delivers a campaign speech from the plant floor of Gorman-Rupp Pumps in Mansfield, Ohio.

Direct and Current  In this issue: Dept. of Energy announces up to $25 million in available funding for energy-efficient electric motors through applied R&D… Ohio governor John Kasich
delivers campaign speech from plant floor at Gorman-Rupp Pumps… IEEE Power Electronics Society partners with Google for $1 million Little Box Challenge to make smaller inverters… Apprenticeships on pace after 20% reported increase… Washington, D.C. Metro rail system shut down for 28 hours… The Editors

And, in every issue:  Classified Advertising (Equipment, jobs, businesses for sale, business opportunities and services), Advertising Index, and your favorite cartoons, Motorhead and Generatorhead (illustrated by Mark Ziemann) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by James Estes)!
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