Electrical Apparatus magazine, December 2015

Electrical Apparatus magazine, December 2015

Featured Articles

Cranes in the shop, as featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Cranes in the shop—Photo by Anthony DiLeva

Service Shops & Electrical Departments

Can a crane be the cornerstone of your business? Why choosing the right crane can give your business an advantage By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Cranes the ‘crown jewel’ of California motor shop: How one company has built market share by increasing its lifting capability By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

Motor operating cost, as featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Motor operating cost—Baldor Electric Co. photo

Motors & Generators Dos and don’ts of evaluating motor operating cost: Know which changes to a power system bring economic benefits With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Accounting A case for management accounting: A few of the cost savings that can be realized through careful planning By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Volunteers and staff members during a winter storm drill inside the Red Cross Emergency Operations Center in Chicago, as featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Volunteers and staff members during a winter storm drill inside the Red Cross Emergency Operations Center in Chicago. —Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois

Safety & Health Preparing for winter storms: Some tips for staying warm and safe during the cold months By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a strategy that utilizes aspects of search engines in hopes of heightening the visibility of your Web site. as featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a strategy that utilizes aspects of search engines in hopes of heightening the visibility of your Web site. —Photo by Creativa Images/Shutterstock

Fast Forward Get to know SEO: Part two of a three-part series on Web site development and marketing By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: The 2016 EMBR: a handy ‘analog’ tool … Let’s talk about cranes… By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: How to manage the flare of a core stack… Structural support for ‘oversized’ conduit boxes… Deriving losses from motor efficiency… Voltage effect on starting current… Standard limits on a-c motor currents?… Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute report on refrigerants provided at White House… Transatlantic trade subject of joint statement by AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology and CECIMO-The European Association of the Machine Tool Industries… Dates set for World Standards Week 2016 by the American National Standards Institute…Achievement awards given by RSES–The HVACR Training AuthorityEASA reminds members: Get your passport ready for the June convention in Toronto  … Edited by Kevin Jones
Letters In this issue: Carl Barner, owner Jarvis Electric Motors, Inc. Pennsauken, N.J., writes that it is refreshing to read feature stories about smaller shops in EA.
The AuCom North America management team (from left): Kevin Rice, Karen Alberts, and Pete Morgan. As featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

The AuCom North America management team (from left): Kevin Rice, Karen Alberts, and Pete Morgan. —AuCom North America photo

Business briefs   In this issue:  Houghton invests in its coil and rail services… Toshiba names Crawford Electric Supply a Texas UPS distributor… New Zealand soft-starter maker AuCom Electronics Ltd. comes to America… … Edited by Kevin Jones

A scene from the Danfoss film “Engineering Tomorrow.” As featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

A scene from the Danfoss film “Engineering
Tomorrow.” —Danfoss Group video

Pumps In this issue: Danfoss Group film wins award at ‘other’ Cannes festival… John Crane Smiths Group acquires energy services company XPD8 Solutions Ltd. …SJE-Rhombus appoints JF Taylor Enterprises Ltd. to be Atlantic Canada sales rep… Franklin Electric appoints Renee Peterson to its boar of directors … Wilo USA names Larry Toepfer new sales and training manager

Curtis Sprague gave a presentation about industrial distribution to students at the University of Colorado Denver Business School last July. As featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Curtis Sprague gave a presentation about industrial distribution to students at the University of Colorado Denver Business School last July. —ICP photo

Training In an Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) program, students learn about industrial distribution from industry execs from SKF USA Inc., PTDA Foundation, NAHAD— The Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution, SMC Electric, National Association of Electrical Distributors Education & Research Foundation, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp, Plumbing Distributors, Inc., and the American Supply Association Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) emphasizes diversity at STEM Conference… HVAC Technical Institute teaches fundamentals of HVAC

Standards Molded case circuit breakers are explained by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association… International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards deal with voltage disturbances… National Electrical Contractors Association revises transformer standard…. Guidance on explosive atmospheres is issued by the IEC …UL (Underwriters Laboratories) standards revisions are adopted by ANSI / American National Standards Institute 
Roger Pearce, president of Fife-Pearce Electric Co. in Detroit, is optimistic about the city’s future. As featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Roger Pearce, president of Fife-Pearce Electric Co. in Detroit, is optimistic about the city’s future. —Photo by Betsy Pearce

EA reader at ease In this issue: Roger Pearce, president of Fife-Pearce Electric Co. in Detroit, is optimistic about
the city’s future. By Joseph Hoff

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014 helped engage young people who are interested in manufacturing careers. The event will return for the 2016 show. As featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine.

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014 helped engage young people who are interested in manufacturing careers. The event will return for the 2016 show.
—Electrical Apparatus photo by Bill O’Leary

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

The outdoor climbing yard at Potomac Edison’s training facility. As featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

The outdoor climbing yard at Potomac Edison’s training facility. —Potomac Edison photo

Utilities In this issue: Georgia Power joins pushback against the EPA…Merger of Southern Co. and AGL Resources would create U.S.’s second largest utility…Entergy to close New York nuclear plant…Potomac Edison completes new training facility, in partnership with Blue Ridge Community & Technical CollegeConsumers Energy to expand line workforce; applicants visit www.consumersenergy.com/careers…… By the EA Staff

An artist’s rendering of the University of Connecticut Technology Park in Storrs, Conn., now under construction. As featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine.

An artist’s rendering of the University of Connecticut Technology Park in Storrs, Conn., now under construction.      -Skidmore, Owings & Merrill drawing

Engineering Education In this issue: An engine for development at UConn’s new Technology Park…Listening for the wind: University of Nebraska- Lincoln Power and Energy Systems Laboratory receives grant  …… By the EA Staff

John Frederick Keller, as featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

John Frederick Keller

Deaths In this issue: John Frederick Keller, business owner, 81…Robert Becker, entrepreneur, 81…… By the EA Staff

Teri Eaton, as featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Teri Eaton

Names & faces In this issue: Teri Eaton of  the Coast Electric Power AssociationHoughton International‘s Catharine Gidney, Mark Anderson, and Michael MulroyElizabeth Moon of Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., John Masek of Bearing Service Inc. win PTDA awards…GE‘s Stephan Reimelt and Joe MastrangeloDavid E. Schmidt of Hydra-Electric Co.Ed Laabs of MP PumpsEdited by Bill O’Leary

John Masek, as featured in the December 2015 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

John Masek

Direct and Current  In this issue: Business conditions rebounded in October…September U.S. exports rose, imports declined…U.S. job vacancies increased in October…European unemployment declined in September…Canadian unemployment declined in October….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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