August 2011 Electrical Appparatus

August 2011 Electrical Appparatus

Featured Articles

The EASA Show in Print 2011 – Talking business in Denver Attendees at this year’s convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association seek to make their operations more efficient. By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor, and Bill O’Leary, EA Assistant Editor

Question of the Show – Has any event, unexpected or otherwise, affected your business over the last year? Asked by Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Witnessing motor manufacturing – What to look for when evaluating a motor supplier’s manufacturing process (Read an online summary) By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Collectors: More about how they’re made and how they work The second of two articles about a frequently overlooked electrical machine component (Read an online summary) By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Safety & Health – Catch me, I’m falling . . . Guarding against slips, trips, and falls is one of the most important safety measures you can take By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Managing Accounting – Selling by the piece: Single-piece selling is feasible, but only with the proper administrative setup.. By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

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Editor’s Comment Emphasizing efficiency… A checklist for motor manufacturing… Turning points by Horace B. Barks, Editor and Publisher

Let’s Solve Your Problem Does efficiency affect transformer inrush?…Power vs. energy: is there a difference? …What is a Design N a-c motor? … Intermittent loading—how often? …How to deal with utility voltage unbalance? …How significant is motor no-load current? .. Edited by the EA staff

Associations, societies & government activities Power Transmission Distributor Performance Report survey reveals distributor performance – www.ptda.org/store … Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League adds new Service Organization member category. www.pearl1.org … Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute wins 2011 Super Nova of Energy Efficiency Award from the Alliance to Save Energy… American Wind Energy Association presents global consumer label for companies using wind energy – www.windmade.org Edited by Kevin Jones Calendar In every issue and updated on the web. See our Calendar page for current offerings.Business briefs Regal Beloit buys Australian Fan and Motor Co … ABB acquires electric vehicle recharging firm Epyon B.V… . Baldor gives $1 million to Univ. of Arkansas …W.W. Grainger, Inc. reports sales increase…. new permanent- magnet motor line from Marathon Electric.  Edited by Kevin Jones.

Anniversaries C-D Electric, Corpus Christi, Tex 40 years of service… Quadtech (founded as Precision Instrument Division of General Radio), Marlborough, Mass, 20th anniversary …Edison International, Rosemead, Calif., 125 years of generating and distributing electrical power By Kristine Weller

EA Reader at Ease Chuck Dean, an applications engineer for Richfield, Ohio-based Dynamics Research Corp., a manufacturer of balancing machines and vibration analysis equipment, knows what it means to be a fan as much as anybody, since he is a longtime fan of the Cleveland Browns professional football team. by Joseph Hoff, Associate Editor

Names and Faces Darby Electric’s Jake Darby and Whit Hamilton (pictured, left), and Ron Hunt … Leviton’s Peter Kleinman (center) and William Marshall… Ideal Industries’ Jeff Kellermann (right) and Jim James Edited by Bill O’Leary

Training Briefs Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional material. In this issue – “Motor Technology for Repair Service Managers & Sales Staff.” from Advanced MotorTech LLC, www.advancedmotortech.com … Online education in power systems engineering, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE). Edited by Bill O’Leary

Say It Right It isn’t anyone’s “fault” – How the misuse of a single word can lead to widespread confusion. By Richard Nailen

Direct and Current Electroindustry confidence slipped in JUNE … Manufacturing technology orders up 108% in May… U.S. industrial production increased 0.2% in June… Manufacturing index showed strength in June… Dept. of Energy announces training partnership with the Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, and Macomb Community College …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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