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Electrical Apparatus January 2017

Featured Articles

Service shops
Industry snapshots: A photographic look at earlier days in the electromechnical industry By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Publisher
A personal touch: S&W Electric’s Tim Barnhart looks back on a rewarding career By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

Including – Farm motors through the years – click here to read!

Nostalgia
You saw that ad where? Vintage ads from the pages of Electrical Apparatus and Volt-Age By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Checking in with Cy’s Super Service A selection of classic Cy cartoons By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Electrical Manager Who are your stakeholders? There’s more to business than profit By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Motors & Generators Solving the rotor bar dilemma: How to find the right compromise between preventing vibration and allowing ease of insertion. With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Index of Articles Annual five-year index of articles: Listing major articles that have appeared in EA over the past five years By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Accounting The new role of the CPA: As our financial world has undergone significant change, so too have the responsibilities of the accountant By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor 
Safety & Health  Changing of the guard: Although the terminology may have changed, many safety principles remain the same By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
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Departments and Columns

Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Looking to the past for a key to the future …What might the future hold? …Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Shaft voltage related to bearing life… Can machine windings be failure-prone?… ‘Material’ versus ‘system’ temperature rating A rose by any other name?… What’s the function of grooves in collector rings?… Is a Class F winding hotter?… Making use of the service factor….. Edited by the EA staff
Know your industry   In this issue: The Franklin Institute … Edited by Charlie Barks
EA reader profile   In this issue:  Kevin Lee, assistant general manager and operations manager at Electric Motor Shop in Wake Forest, N.C., and a member of the Momeyer Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department  By Charlie Barks

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Training Briefs   ABB offering a number of online crane courses – see www.abb.com/abbuniversity … Online a-c motor controls course from the New Standard Institute, www.newstandardinstitute.comNational Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) launches new recruitment program … TPC Trainco offering arc flash safety training – See www.tpctrainco.com Edited by Bill O’Leary
Letters   In this issue: Kind words, from Vernon Timm, Bradenton, FL
Calendar briefs  In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings.
Fast Forward   In this issue: Ride the rift: Virtual reality is making gains with consumers, but does VR have a place in business?… by Bill O’Leary
Associations, societies & government activities   In this issue: Women in Manufacturing launches the new Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation  … Economists from ITR Economics, Oxford Economics, and Gardner Business Media, as well as economist Eli Lustgarten gave mixed forecasts for manufacturing at the Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference, sponsored by AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology,… Engineering students from the U.S., Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Turkey, Peru, and China participated in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Student Design Competition… A free webinar from the Electrical Apparatus Service Association will explain EASA’s accreditation process and recent updates…. the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association is to study state of point of sale and point of transfer, (POS/POT) – details at www.nemra.orgEdited by the EA staff
Business briefs   In this issue: Nidec buys Ohio elevator designer and maker Canton Elevator, Inc., in line with its previous acquisition of Kinetek Group  …Caterpillar lays off workers, maintains dividend…Wayne Products names new oil skimmer for company founder Rich Segemark… Edited by the EA staff
Say it right   In this issue:  The magic of one-third: Like a machine, a piece of writing benefi ts from having fewer parts …By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Pumps  In this issue: Baldor webinar on the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Small Motor Rule is available for playback here (registration required) ... German pump maker Lewa GmbH buys Middle East plant Seko S.p.A., for its Nikkiso subsidiary … Lewis Pumps, part of The Weir Group since 1994, observes the 125th anniversary of its founding … The Hydraulic Institute introduces a new logo… Valve World Expo 2016 in Germany draws an international crowd…… Edited by the EA staff
Utilities   In this issue: The Rise & Future of Energy Storage, a study recently released by Mortenson, a construction company specializing in energy and transmission infrastructure. suggests that energy storage will transform the power industry… Pacific Gas and Electric Co. honored by National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of CommerceDominion Energy, Inc in wind alliance with Amazon… … Edited by Kevin Jones
Renewable Energy   In this issue: Solar Impulse heads create World Alliance for Clean Technologies … Canada unveils plan to phase out coal by 2030 … $600 million wind power “Rock Island Clean Line” superhighway taken to Illinois Supreme Court by Illinois Landowners Alliance, Illinois Farm Bureau, and Commonwealth EdisonGoogle to run on 100% renewables in 2017  …By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Names & faces In this issue: WorldWide Electric Corp.’s Patrick Toms … Dr. John Evans of MMI Engineering Ltd  … Edited by Bill O’Leary
Deaths  In this issue: Robert Napierala, service company executive … Edited by the EA staff
Puzzle  In this issue: What’s the technology?  Look for the solution at http://barks.com/puzzlesThe Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: HVAC TECHS EYE IT OUT. New smart glasses from XOEye Technologies help workers analyze and video record their jobs… LIGHTBULB MOMENTS. Artifacts of Thomas Edison are sold at auction… LUCKY THIRTEEN. U.S. Dept. of Energy will fund 13 energy efficient motor projects for $25 million… DOCKED AND LOADED. The Zumwalt, a DDG 1000 guided-missile destroyer, arrives at Naval Station San Diego port for induction motors repairs… BIG WHEELS, SMALL COMPANY. Momentum Electric launches what it claims to be “the most powerful legal electric bike” using a Nidec motor

Have the digital “Direct & Current” delivered each week, at no charge, to your e-mail in-box. Sign up now at http://tinyurl.com/ea-enews. … 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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