August 2010 Electrical Apparatus

August 2010 Electrical Apparatus

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Trade ShowsEASA – Rising to challenges both technical and economic: Attendees at the recent EASA Convention were given advice for an uncertain future By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Trade Shows – EASA – Thinking young, regardless of age As kids enjoyed diversions designed just for them, adults were invited to look to the future and embrace change. By the EA Staff

Trade ShowsEASA – Question of the show: If you could hire a new employee, what job would it be, how would you find the person, and what qualities would you look for? By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Internet Editor

Trade ShowsEASA – Business and recreation mix at Orlando convention The trade show floor at the EASA convention offered a wide-open setting for business and amusement By the EA staff

Bearings and Lubrication – Is there new life for magnetic bearings? Recent innovations may make them more appealing than their oil-lubricated counterparts With trilingual summary. Read an online summary. By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Accounting – Cost data worth tracking: In an age of information overload, being selective becomes essential By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

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Editor’s Comment ‘EASA Show in Print’ has something for everyone … Our readers write – and we listen … Coming next month: emphasis is on coils …… by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem How is hipot test voltage related to test duration? … Is motor serial number a unique identifier? … The three-wire circuit: is it one phase or two? … What’s the harm of repeated hipot testing? … What’s the best material for ball bearing cages? …Edited by the EA staff

EA Reader at Ease Randy Mitchell, owner of M&M Electric Motor Repair in Clovis, sells and services pumps for the dairy industry and rebuilds hot rod cars. By Joseph Hoff

Letters Dip-and-bake or vacuum impregnation? from Roland Nelson, P Eng, Newtron Engineering Services, Brampton, Ont., Canada …Efficiency requirements for smaller motors, from Dr. Gerald Johnson, Ellsworth, Iowa

Trade associations, professional societies and government activities National Association of Electrical Distributors issues Performance Analysis Report … Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League confirms new directors … EASA chairman Sandi Howlett lays out priorities… Power Transmission Distributors Association meets in Montreal .. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers announces contest winners… American Society of Mechanical Engineers plans Vancouver event… American Wind Energy Association urges comprehensive legislation… Hydraulic Institute issues standards on CD … Edited by Kevin Jones

Business Briefs Emerson outbids ABB for UPS maker Chloride… A.O. Smith estimates damage from flood at its plant near Nashville … W.W. Grainger in Colombian joint venture… Wood Group chosen by Chevron Global Upstream and Gas to provide ready-for-start-up operations support services for Australian gas venture… National Electrical Manufacturers Association establishes a Premium Efficiency Transformer program … Electro Switch buys instrumentation maker Arga Contols of Monrovia, CA … Carbone Lorraine changes name to Mersen … Fabrico establishes new adhesives unit By the EA Staff

Standards Two IEEE revisions adopted by ANSI … Premium efficiency concept is expanded … Has standards harmonization hit a snag? By Richard Nailen.

Names and Faces ICM Controls’ Pete Pierret … Leviton Manufacturing Co’s Francisco Valiente Edited by Bill O’Leary Deaths Phil Porter, manager at Dynamics Research Edited by Joseph Hoff

Calendar Events from August 2010 through July 2011. See our Calendar page for current offerings.

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials. In this issue – Permanent Magnet IPM/BLDC Motors, from Advanced MotorTech LLC, www.advancedmotortech.com … Vibration Analysis, from Machine Dynamics, Inc., www.machinedyn.com … Balancing, from Machine Dynamics, Inc., www.machinedyn.com … Alignment, from Machine Dynamics, Inc., www.machinedyn.com … Webinar series on electrical maintenance from the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, www.easa.com … Machinist program from Byrd Institute, http://rcbi.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=34 Edited by Bill O’Leary

Direct and Current Power transmission sales stabilize in U.S. …Industrial production inched up in June …Manufacturing technology consumption jumps … Improvement in business conditions modest but broad …from The Editors of Electrical Apparatus.

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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