January 2016 Electrical Apparatus

January 2016 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Maintenance in a classic hotel

Electrical Maintenance – Where tradition meets the modern: How the electrical and heating systems in Chicago’s classic Hilton Hotel are kept up to date By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Motor shops now and then

Service shops – Motor shops then and now: A collection of photos and reminiscences from readers By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Publisher, and Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor

As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus

Dealing with motor overloads

Motors & Generators – Managing motor overloads: How to recognize and prevent overloaded conditions  With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Articles from the past five years

Index of Articles – Annual five-year index of articles, covering 2011-2015: Listing major articles that have appeared in Electrical Apparatus over the past five years By the Electrical Apparatus staff

Accounting – U.S. accounting then and now: Globalization and developments in technology have made this profession more critical than ever By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

A decision tree to help decide when an injury needs to be reported to OSHA.
—U.S. Dept. of Labor illustration

Safety & Health – Staying current with OSHA:  Know which form to file in the event of an injury or illness By Joseph S. Hoff, EA Associate Editor

As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Social media for Web sites

Fast Forward – Be social: Part three of a three-part series on Web site development and marketing By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

Nostalgia

- Cy’s Super Service through the years:  A collection of classic Cy cartoons By the Electrical Apparatus staff

As featured in the January 2016 Electrical Apparatus magazine

The very first Cy strip, from 1978, as drawn by Joe Buresch.

 – Advertisements of yesterday: Cartoons portrayed a bright world in which characters were delighted by the wonders of new electrotechnology By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Reddy Kilowatt used cheer to caution us against electrical hazards.

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Departments and Columns

Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Pausing to take a look at the past… Our new department to help ‘know your industry’…Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue:Accounting for belt efficiency… Concerns about motor base welds… Optimum transformersize for motor starting… High inertia needs ‘more horsepower’? … Does higher efficiency mean lower power factor? … Edited by the EA staff
As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

SMRP Conference attendees

Know your industry:  A look at the associations that shape your business world  In this issue: The Society for Maintenance and Reliability ProfessionalsEdited by the EA staff

Say it Right   In this issue: How long is a long time? Sleeve bearings and the meanings of ‘infinite’ and ‘indefinite’  By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue:  Manufacturers’ rep group MANA seeks volunteers … Power Transmission Distributors Association sets a new fundraising record…EASA chairman offers thanks to committee members… National Association of Electrical Distributors seeks award nominations… Edited by Kevin Jones
Letters   In this issue: Comments about power factor and efficiency, from Dan Jones, President Incremotion Associates, Inc. Westlake Village, Calif.
As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) speaks at Bold Bets, a future in manufacturing event that took place in Chicago.
—Electrical Apparatus photo by Kristine Weller

Training Briefs   In this issue: Hydraulic Institute announces a pair of new pump programs… Grainger donates $1 million to a college arts program …Future of manufacturing discussed at Chicago event… Edited by Bill O’Leary

As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Nidec’s new e-catalog

Business briefs   In this issue: Genuine Parts Co subsidiary Motion Industries buys rubber-products maker Moss Rubber and Equipment Corp… Nidec Motor Corp launches a new online e-catalog… Ranbar appoints Ribelin Sales, Inc. and PT Hutchins Co. as southern, western distributors… New Jersey firm Frontline Industries named a Toshiba distributor… AuCom North America, Inc.,is now a certified UL508A panel shop…  Edited by Kevin Jones

Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.
As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Wilo multi-stage pumps

Pumps  In this issue: New manual on vane actuators and controls from the American Water Works Association… Hydraulic Institute to co-sponsor German hydraulics conference next September… Wilo USA introduces a multi-stage pump line… SJE-Rhombus names Evergreen Sales its rep for Northern Illinois… Edited by the EA staff

Names & faces In this issue: Baldor Electric Co.’s Ryan Fitts and Myla Petree…Danny Kennedy of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)new officers: Maryrose Sylvester of GE Lighting and Current; Michael Pessina, Lutron Electronics; David Nord, Hubbell Incorporated; and Donald J. Hendler, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc… The Wood Group’s Robin Watson and Bob Keiller… Edited by Bill O’Leary
As featured in the January 2016 issue of Electrical Apparatus magazine

Wayne Perry looks back on a fruitful career. —Wayne Perry photo

EA reader profile   In this issue: Wayne Perry takes a break from his long career during which he worked for Westinghouse, Arizona Public Service, and then as an independent consultant. By Joseph Hoff

Direct and Current  In this issue: Economic growth expected to continue in 2016… Industrial growth expected to accelerate… “Slow, steady growth” foreseen for economy… Industrial production edges up in Europe… Minority entrepreneurship in the U.S. grows … 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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