Electrical Apparatus July 2019

Electrical Apparatus July 2019

Conventions  Beyond wind: Windpower 2019 in Houston incorporated much more than just wind By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Electric Vehicles

  • Lightning in a bottle: The challenging world of EV batteries and the researchers who seek a breakthrough By David Miller, EA Special Correspondent
  • Driving towards a greener tomorrow: Chicago’s Green Wheels, which offers service as well as sales of EVs, may well be a glimpse of the automotive and electrical future By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
  • What EA readers are saying about EVs: Few see electric vehicles in their immediate future, but there’s a sense of an industry coming into view By the Electrical Apparatus staff
  • ‘Gentlemen, charge your engines!’ Don’t look now, but electric vehicles appear to be on the verge of becoming economically feasible. With the author’s response to a reader’s question By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
  • When auto plants go electric: How major auto manufacturers are retooling manufacturing plants to produce electric vehicles By Selena Cotte, EA Associate Editor
Motors & Generators Developments in cast copper rotors: Changing from aluminum to copper rotor bars can certainly improve efficiency, but efficiency is influenced by many other factors as well. With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Say It Right Inflation isn’t just an economic concern: They don’t call marketing literature “puff pieces” for nothing By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Electrical Manager Hands-on or hands-off? The best approach is probably some combination of the two, tailored to what works best with each employee By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Safety & Health Keeping OSHA happy: What business owners need to know to remain in the good graces of the federal safety regulators By Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
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Departments and Columns

The editor’s comment  Electric vehicles: An industry comes into view  By Kevin Jones 
Let’s solve your problem  Voltage ratings, types of loading, RTDs, grease leakage By the EA staff
Business A rumor of a Nomex shortage proves untrue—mostly By Kevin Jones
Associations, societies & government activities Who’s who among electric vehicle trade associations By Kevin Jones
Know your industry The Metal Construction Association promotes metal’s benefits By Matt Raebel
Pumps Two more manufacturers, Patterson Pump and PMG, have pump test labs approved By Kevin Jones
EA reader profile Eric Bourque of ÉBI Electric, Saint Georges, Quebec By Selena Cotte
Utilities Electric utilities are developing electric vehicle charging stations By Kevin Jones
Renewables Solar panels that . . . float? By Matt Raebel
Training Taking the ‘dirty’ out of supposedly dirty jobs By Matt Raebel
OEMs on the move A Nutella strike, a new orthopedic implant plant, and a Shell expansion By Selena Cotte
Names & faces Changes at Elantas, Helwig Carbon Products, and Grundfos Group By Bill O’Leary
Calendar Upcoming events on safety, solar power, hybrid vehicles, and water By Bill O’Leary
Speaking of . . . Robots to the rescue at Notre Dame Cathedral By Selena Cotte
Puzzle A crossword puzzle based on EA’s May and June issues By Myles Mellor
Direct and Current  A record reshoring of U.S. manufacturers,  Saab goes electric  by Charlie Barks 
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 John D’Acunto) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by Tim Oliphant)!
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