Electrical Apparatus January 2019

Electrical Apparatus January 2019



  • Will electric motor workers be the auto mechanics of the future? Prospects are mixed, but there may be something in the trend for the electromechanical industry By David Miller, EA Special Correspondent 2
  • Education that provides a boost Chicago’s BSD Industries helps youths from underserved communities develop skills in automation By Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
  • Planning for retirement The mechanics of funding a retirement are simple, but first you need to know which strategy is the best for you By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
  • Promoting un-safety by accident? Your incentive program might need some SHARP-ening By Elizabeth Van Ness, EA Publisher
  • Perking up the workforce Small extras in the workplace needn’t be expensive to boost employee morale By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
  • Get ’em while they’re young It’s never too early to attract students to the field of manufacturing By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
Say It Right Describing the indescribable How can we talk about voltage fluctuations when we can’t even agree to use the same terms? By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Power Systems Applying apparatus outdoors When it comes to rotating and non-rotating equipment used outdoors, what’s the appropriate protection? 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 half-decade By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Renewable Energy Striving for a greener future: Greenbuild 2018 speakers sought to demonstrate ways in which everyone can contribute to a healthier environment By Charlie Barks and Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editors
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The editor’s comment In this issue: Farewell to Elsie Dickson Barks, a friend and mentor By Kevin Jones 
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Various terms defined, from ‘free air’ to ‘reduced voltage’  Edited by the EA staff
Business In this issue: Regal Beloit sells its drives and controls business … New Korea facility for Emerson … Toshiba adds a mid-South distributor … Manufacturing added 27,000 jobs in November … Edited by Kevin Jones
Calendar In this issue: Upcoming meetings on bearings, wind power, and coil winding …See our online calendar for current offerings, with upcoming events on safety, coil winding, manufacturing, and more Edited by Bill O’Leary
Standards In this issue: Get ready: Another change in the NEC is on its way… Efficiency improvements to be sought in systems… Comments sought on lightning protection … Edited by the EA staff
Renewable energy In this issue: Rockwell program helps train military veterans … One million EV’s in the US … siemens gamesa signs large Russia contract … Renewable energy is cheaper than coal … Edited by Charlie Barks
Utilities In this issue: Utility disaggregation is gaining ground in the U.S. By Kevin Jones
Associations, societies & government activities In this issue: How two very different trade groups address environmental issues By Kevin Jones
Know your industry In this issue: ABC, Inc., Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.,  makes contracting even more inclusive By Matt Raebel
Newsmaker profile In this issue: Nissan’s Gareth Dunsmore and his passion for electric vehicles By Selena Cotte
Training In this issue: A few workforce statistics, plus motor and control training Edited by Bill O’Leary 
Pumps New pump efficiency rule could favor repair over replacement By Kevin Jones
Deaths In this issue, remembering Elsie Dickson Barks, co-founder of Electrical Apparatus magazine By Kevin Jones 
Names & faces Personnel changes at Bartlett Bearing and Shermco Industries Edited by Bill O’Leary
OEMs on the move Plant openings, closings, and expansions around the U.S. Edited by Selena Cotte
Puzzle  In this issue: A crossword puzzle based on EA’s May and June issues … The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: news from PG&E, Ace Equipment, Motion Industries … Edited by Charlie Barks
Puzzle  In this issue:  A crossword puzzle based on EA’s November and December issues By Myles Mellor
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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